Agreement Road Transport

7 European Union Committee, review of international agreements: treaties discussed on 30 April 2019 (38. Report on the period 2017-19, document of hl 349) 4 Regulation (EU) 2019/501 of the European Parliament and the Council of 25 March 2019 establishing common rules to ensure the basic interconnection of road transport of goods and travellers by road in preparation for the exit of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the Union, JO L 347 of 31.2.20199, p. 1. JO L 85I (27 March 2019), p. 39 This Observatory was set up in collaboration with Switzerland to collect data and report on the transport of goods by road and rail across the Alps. Both agreements provide for the application of the road transport acquis in the countries concerned. 6.Article 4 of the agreement concerns the transport of goods, one-off journeys between the territories of the contracting parties, transit trips and car journeys from a contracting party between the territory of the other party and a third country. These routes require permissions, with some limited exceptions. The joint committee established by the agreement may amend the list of exemptions, including to the extent that the authorization requirement for all trucks is removed. 2 Agreement on the European Economic Area (1993, updated in 2016): www.efta.int/sites/default/files/documents/legal-texts/eea/the-eea-agreement/Main%20Text%20%20the%20Accords/EEA.pdf [called 1 May 7, 2019] The Regulation maintains a basic level of EU market access for UK road hauliers (goods and people) in the UK due to action-against measures on behalf of EU operators in the UK. These include point-to-point travel between the UK and the EU, as well as certain trade and cabotage rights.5 The EU4 regulation guaranteeing basic road links for the UK`s exit from the EU came into force on 28 March 2019, the day after it was published in the EU`s Official Journal. Its provisions do not apply if the UK leaves the EU through a withdrawal agreement.

4.The agreement may enter into force (on an interim basis when internal ratification is incomplete) from the date on which the EEA agreement no longer applies in the United Kingdom. However, their provisions apply only to the extent that they comply with the EU Emergency Road Service Regulation or other temporary road transport measures between the UK and Norway.

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