The EHA Board invited the new interim director of the JTI, Philippe Vannson, to its last meeting last Janaury 27 in Brussels to discuss topics for cooperation. The EHA has sent a letter to the JTI Governing Board offering the expertise of its members to facilitate harmonisation of authorisation procedures in Europe, to support the development of Regualtions Codes and Standards, to disseminate orelevant JTI project results through EHA’s national and local channels and to work on technology benchmarking. The EHA suggested also to collaborate to ensure that future EU’s transport and energy policy actively support the development of a commercial market for hydrogen and fuel cell applications. The recently approved EU Directive on the Emission Trading System (ETS) for example includes hydrogen production installation and the EHA has asked the EU Commission to be included in the planned benchmarking hearings on earmarking odf ETS revenues.