Unification Proposal on Market Access for Freight Forwarding in the European Union

Miloš Poliak PhD. 1 , Patrícia Šimurková 1 , Marek Jaśkiewicz 2  and Salvador Hernandez PhD. 3
  • 1 University of Zilina,
  • 2 Kielce University of Technology, , Poland
  • 3 Oregon State University,


The paper deals with the issue of different market access for the transport procurement in the EU in context of open market of providing forwarding services. It highlights different requirements of market access in freight forwarding. The article proposes conditions of market access unification in freight forwarding based on analysis of the existing situation. It also refers to the different responsibility of freight forwarder depending on membership in the national associations of freight forwarders. The contribution analyses the limitation of liability in freight forwarding and shows differences in contract of freight forwarding for particular shipments by model examples. There is also pointed to the need for the development of uniform freight forwarding conditions in the EU.

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