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Review of Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009 on access to the occupation of road transport operator and Regulation (EC) No 1072/2009 on access to the international road haulage market

Review of Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009 on access to the occupation of road transport operator and Regulation (EC) No 1072/2009 on access to the international road haulage market

Review of Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009 on access to the occupation of road transport operator and Regulation (EC) No 1072/2009 on access to the international road haulage market
Consultation period: 
15/06/2016
15/09/2016

Review of Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009 on access to the occupation of road transport operator and Regulation (EC) No 1072/2009 on access to the international road haulage market

Consultation period: 15/06/2016 - 15/09/2016

Result of the consultation

Summary

Consultation period

This consultation will last for 12 weeks. Questionnaires should be returned by 15 September 2016 at the very latest.

Target group

All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation.

The consultation can particularly be of interest for citizens or undertakings using road transport services in their activity, road transport workers and companies engaged in the transport chain. It can also be of particular interest for regional, national or international public authorities and other organisations directly involved in the road transport sector.

Structure of the questionnaire

The questionnaire contains the following sections:

  1. Information about the respondent
  2. General questionnaire
  3. Specialised questionnaire
  4. Other issues and further information

Section 1 is obligatory for all respondents.

The questions in section 2 are of general nature and are designed to gather input from a broad audience on the identification of the main problems of the road haulage sector.

The questions in section 3 are of a more specialised and prospective nature and are primarily intended to gather input from key stakeholders on possible policy measures and their impacts on the sector.

Depending on their interests and level of expertise, respondents are free to reply either only to the questions in section 2 or to the questions in sections 2 and 3.

Section 4 is optional for all respondents.

Using the questionnaire

Contributions may be submitted in any EU language.

You can skip questions that you do not feel comfortable responding to. However, replies to questions marked with an asterisk are compulsory. You can also pause at any time and continue later. Once you have submitted your answers, you will be able to download a copy of your completed questionnaire.

Throughout the questionnaire, "the Regulations" refers to Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009 on access to the occupation of road transport operator and Regulation (EC) No 1072/2009 on access to the international road haulage market.

Context and objective of the consultation

On 21 October 2009, the European Parliament and the European Council adopted Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009 and Regulation (EC) No 1072/2009 .

The Regulations were adopted as part of a package of measures aimed at modernising the rules governing admission to the occupation of road transport operator and access to the international road transport market. As a global objective, the Regulations aimed to support the completion of the internal market in road transport, its efficiency and competitiveness, while guaranteeing a level playing field.

Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009 sets the provisions that undertakings must comply with, in order to access the occupation of road transport operator (passenger and freight). It also lays down certain provisions to regulate and facilitate enforcement by Member States, including by establishing a European Register of Road Transport Undertakings (ERRU).

Regulation (EC) No 1072/2009 lays down the provisions to be complied with by undertakings that wish to operate on the international road haulage market and on national markets other than their own (cabotage). It includes provisions related to the documents to be issued to such undertakings by the Member State of registration (Community License), as well as to drivers from third countries (driver attestation). Finally, it also sets down provisions regarding the sanctioning of infringements and cooperation between Member States in that context.

In 2014, the Commission launched a REFIT evaluation of the Regulations. In the course of the evaluation, an external contractor was engaged to carry-out a support study to provide the Commission with an independent evaluation of the implementation of the Regulations in all Member States and of their effects on the road transport market and any other economic, social and environmental effects.

The evaluation of the Regulations revealed certain problems in the road transport market and consequently the Commission is considering whether policy intervention is justified to address these problems through an impact assessment exercise. This public consultation is carried out in the context of this exercise.

This public consultation is intended to gather input on the following four aspects: identification of the main problems in the road transport market related to the Regulations, objectives to be pursued by a possible policy intervention, potential policy measures and their impacts and regulatory balance between the EU and Member States (subsidiarity and EU value added).

Transparency and confidentiality

Please note that contributions received from this survey, together with the identity of the contributor, will be published on the European Commission's website, unless the contributor objects to publication of the personal data on the grounds that such publication would harm his or her legitimate interests. In this case, the contribution may be published in anonymous form.

Explanations about the protection of personal data

The policy on "protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions" is based on Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000.

Important notice

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Disclaimer

Please note that this document has been drafted for information and consultation purposes only. It has not been adopted or in any way approved by the European Commission and should not be regarded as representative of the views of Commission staff. It does not in any way prejudge, or constitute the announcement of, any position on the part of the Commission on the issues covered. The European Commission does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided, nor does it accept responsibility for any use made thereof.