On 21 February 1966 in Prague, an association of Czechoslovak international automotive transport operators was established under the name of ČESMAD, Interest Group of Enterprises of Czechoslovak Automotive Transport. In the same year, the association was admitted as a member of IRU (International Road Transport Union) in Geneva. ČESMAD Association chose the capital of the former Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, Prague, to be the location of its headquarters.
Four years later (1970), a ČESMAD branch for Slovakia was established in Bratislava. After November 1989, an extraordinarily explosive growth of private enterprise occurred in Czechoslovakia, namely in the field of domestic and international road transport. The membership of ČESMAD Slovakia Association started to grow substantially and, at the plenary session in 1991 (Práčice na Morave), for the first time in the history of the Association, representatives of private entrepreneurs were elected to the presidium.
The development of ČESMAD Association took a new direction since June 1992, when the last joint assembly of Czech and Slovak automotive transport operators was held. Two separate associations were formed: ČESMAD Bohemia for the Czech Republic and ČESMAD Slovakia for the Slovak Republic. Both associations elected their own presidiums at plenary assemblies.
ČESMAD Slovakia Association was established on the basis of a decision by the plenary assembly held on 7 June 1992 in Bratislava. The Association was registered with the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic on 12 August 1992. On 10 October 1992, the 1st plenary assembly was held.
Upon splitting of former Czecho-Slovakia on 1 January 1993, an independent Slovak Republic was formed. Considering its foreign-policy orientation, the Slovak Republic became a member of the most important international governmental and non-governmental organisations such as UN, Council of Europe, WHO and others.
The ČESMAD Slovakia Association made an effort to be included in international structures as soon as possible. The most important event for the Slovak road transport operators was the accession to the International Road Transport Union IRU. The application to IRU was filed by the Association on 26 February 1993. At a session of the IRU Steering Committee in Lisbon on 23 April 1993, the ČESMAD Slovakia Association was admitted as a full-fledged member. At the autumn session of IRU in November 1993, a decision was taken that starting from 1 January 1994, ČESMAD Slovakia Association becomes a guaranteeing association within the meaning of the TIR Convention and may issue TIR carnets to transport operators on its behalf and at its responsibility.
6. They held the top positions in the Association…
Years 1970 – 1973 Ing. Vladislav Mošteňan, Head of ČESMAD branch for Slovakia
Years 1992 – 1993 Jozef Blažek, Chairperson of ČESMAD Slovakia Association
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