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  • I'm a Spanish road haulage operator with a community licence, and I want to sign a contract to transport oranges internationally from Almeria to London, and then do a domestic transport operation between London and Birmingham. What do I have to keep in mind if I engage in said operation in a no-deal scenario after 31 October 2019?

    There is currently an approved community regulation on the international transport of goods and passengers by road to and from the United Kingdom. It's REGULATION (EU) 2019/501 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL of 25 March 2019 on common rules ensuring basic road freight and road passenger connectivity with regard to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the Union.

    The aforementioned Regulation lays out temporary measures (until 31 December 2019) to avoid the interruption of international road transport.

    As for domestic transport, the approved Regulation includes temporary measures to phase out this right to allow haulage operators in the United Kingdom to engage in a maximum of two additional loading and unloading operations in the seven days following an international freight transport operation in European Union territory. These two additional operations would be allowed for a period of four months after the Regulation is approved, and be reduced to a single operation in the three following months. After this seven-month period from the day of application of the Regulation, no operations will be allowed after the preceding international transport operation. (Article 2.2 b of Regulation (EU) 2019/501).

    These rights, which are granted by virtue of these measures, will be dependent on the United Kingdom granting equivalent rights to the hauliers of the 27 Member States and on the respect of conditions that guarantee fair competition.

    The Regulation shall go into effect on the day after the United Kingdom withdraws from the European Union, unless a formal withdrawal agreement with the United Kingdom is in place prior to that date, and it shall cease to apply on 31 December 2019.

  • I'm an English passenger coach driver with a community licence who runs a scheduled international service from London to Barcelona. What do I have to keep in mind for said transport service in a no-deal scenario after 31 October 2019?

    The approved text of aforementioned community regulation also governs the regular international transport of passengers by road to and from the United Kingdom, and seeks to establish temporary measures to avoid interrupting international road transport.

    The aforementioned Regulation recognises the validity of any authorisations issued prior to the date of application of the Regulation until 31 December 2019, as well as of those that are still valid if they have been renewed or modified, in accordance with the rules and procedures of articles 6 to 11 of Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009, to conduct permitted regular and special regular coach and bus services for hire and reward. (Article 4 of Regulation (EU) 2019/501).

  • I'm a Spanish transporter and I provide transport services to and from the United Kingdom. I have a staff of EU, United Kingdom and third-country drivers. When I provide any of my transport services, will there be any additional restrictions in the Union in terms of the certificate of professional competence for drivers?

    During the period of validity of the included contingency measures, the aforementioned Regulation provides that, in carrying out the permitted operations of the international transport of passengers and freight, drivers must comply with the initial and ongoing training requirements provided by Directive 2003/59/EC.