The Council of Ministers of Transport at the International Transport Forum (ITF) 2015 have called for better international policy co-ordination in transport, trade and tourism.

In a new declaration, the ITF states that trade and tourism are among the most important and fastest-growing drivers of economic growth and job creation, which must be supported by advances in transport infrastructure, technology and regulation.

The declaration sets out a number of actions that its members will take to develop sustainable and efficient transport as international trade grows and shifts towards Africa and Asia. This includes measures for all means of transport to enable global trade and tourism, facilitating the continuing deployment of new technologies and digitalisation, and improving governance of all three policy areas including greater policy co-ordination.

The Council of Ministers of Transport is composed of the ministers for transport of the ITF’s 57 member countries.