On 1st January 2014, the aviation part of the Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) will expand following the accession of Croatia to the EU. The scope of the aviation part of the EU ETS will from this date, additionally cover domestic flights within Croatia, as well as flights between Croatia and non-EEA countries.
The latest prior compliance list, from May 2012, identifies aircraft operators having performed domestic flights within Croatia and flights between Croatia and non-EEA countries in 2011, and therefore preliminary indicates those aircraft operators which are likely to be concerned by this expansion. Concerned aircraft operators are invited to get in contact with the relevant MS competent authority.
Aircraft operators performing Croatian domestic flights and/or flights between Croatia and a non-EEA country between 1st of January and 31st of December 2012, and not otherwise exempted from the EU ETS, can participate in the 2012 benchmarking exercise by reporting their tone kilometer data to the Croatian authorities.
Reported tonne-kilometre data will be taken into account for the calculation and distribution of free allowances for their aviation activities in years 2014 to 2020.
In order to be able to monitor and later report their verified tonne-kilometre data aircraft operators shall:
Only the additional tonne-km data related to internal Croatian flights and flights between Croatia and non-EEA third countries should be included.
By 1st July 2013 Croatia will become a EU Member State. It implies that domestic flights within Croatia and flights between Croatia and non-EEA countries are considered as flights to or from an EU aerodrome, whose emissions need to be reported to the Aircraft operator competent authority as identified in the list of operators.
Monitoring and Reporting templates need to properly reflect the upcoming extension of the EU ETS to Croatia. Specific monitoring and reporting templates to be used in relation to 2013 EU ETS aviation are available in this website.