Over the last two years, ERA has been advocating towards the European institutions in favour of promoting the rental business, insisting in particular on the sustainable benefits of the rental business and on the match between the rental concepts and the concepts of the Circular Economy.
During those meetings with different representatives of the European institutions, it has become obvious that, in order to promote rental all over Europe, it would be necessary to work first on reducing the obstacles to a single European rental market.
For that reason, ERA has asked some of its members for some examples of internal market related barriers. The rental companies came back with many examples of difficulties encountered in their everyday business. Those examples have then been gathered in a paper called “Internal Market related barriers – Examples from European equipment rental companies”, http://erarental.org/en/publications/position-papers-and-guidance-to-industry/internal-market-related-barriers-examples-from-european-equipment-rental-companies. It was sent to the European Commission in December and has already aroused interest of several European representatives. The next step for ERA will be to follow up with the European Commission on this paper and to achieve that the rental companies have less and less issues to do their business all over Europe.