Brexit & Aviation

UK & Aviation The EU’s common aviation area ECAA provides a single aviation market. It allows registered airlines who were based in one state to operate on a cabotage basis within other states. A domestic carrier can operate rights within the EU or wholly within other states. The EU single market in aviation includes the […]

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Brexit & Other Transport

EU Transport Policies The EU shares competence in transport with the member states. The EU’s powers and competences are defined by the Treaty. As in other areas, there is a certain extent to which once the EU legislates and acts, the states may no longer act inconsistently with the EU regime. The common transport policy […]

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Shipping Services

Market in Sea Transport An EU regulation provides freedom to supply services, competition and free access to the market in sea transport.  A separate directive deals with the freedom to provide services in sea transport between states.  EU nationals and non-EU companies registered in the EU and controlled by EU nationals have the right to […]

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Ship Standards

Standards I An EU Directive provides a legal framework for prescribing harmonised safety rules and standards for passenger ships.  The Directive applies to both passenger ships and crafts engaging on domestic voyages.  It deals with new passenger ships, existing passenger ships of 24 m or more and high-speed passenger crafts. Each EU state which registers […]

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Seafarers

Seafarers Competence There is an EU directive on the minimum level of training for seafarers. The minimum standards are set by the International Maritime Organisation convention on training standards as revised from time to time.  They do not apply to warships, fishing vessels, pleasure yachts not engaged in trade or wooden ships of primitive build. […]

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Ship and Port Safety

European Maritime Safety Agency The European maritime safety agency was established by regulation in 2002.  The purpose of the agency is to provide states and Commissions with technical and scientific assistance to ensure proper application of EU legislation in maritime safety, monitor implementation and evaluate effectiveness. The agency assists the Commission in producing EU legislation […]

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Ship Reporting and Security

Security of Ships and Ports An EU Regulation provides for measures to enhance the security of ships and port facilities from unlawful acts.  The regulation provides for harmonised EU action to monitor enhanced maritime security adopted by the International Maritime Organisation in 2002 which established the International Ship and Port Safety Security Code.  It amended […]

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Rail Transport

Competitive Networks for Freight A 2010 regulation seeks to create a Competitive European Rail Network for Freight.  It established rules for the creation and organisation of international rail corridors for competitive rail freight.  For each corridor, States must establish an executive board, made up of representatives of the states’ authorities concerned.  For each freight corridor, […]

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Air Transport Licensing

International  Air Service Agreements An EU regulation provides for the negotiation and implementation of air service agreements between the member states and third countries.  The regulation provides principles designed to ensure adequate exchange of information so that states in their bilateral agreements with third countries in the area of air service do not infringe EU […]

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Airports

Slots EU regulation provides common rules on allocation of slots at EU airport.  The purpose is to ensure an equitable and non-discriminatory equitable and transparent method of allocation where there is scarcity in the supply of spots.  The regulation sets out criteria in relation to the designation of slots. The state must ensure the appointment […]

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Aviation Passenger Rights

Liability of Carriers I An EU regulation provides for harmonised obligations for EU air carriers in relation to liability in the event of accidents to passengers.  It applies to death, personal injury arising from incidents on board an aircraft or during embarking or disembarking operations. The liability of the carrier or air transport undertaking for […]

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Aviation Security

Security An EU regulation provides common rules for security in civil aviation.  The rules apply to all airports located in the EU other than those exclusively used for military purposes.  They apply to all operators and carriers providing services at these airports.  It also applies to service providers within the airport.  The standards cover airport […]

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Road Transport (Passenger)

Coach and Bus Services There are common EU rules for access to the international market for coach and bus services. Where the carriage takes place between EU and non-EU state, the regulation applies to the part of the journey within the EU territory crossed in transit.  It is not applicable to the part of the journey […]

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Road Transport (Goods)

Authorisation There are common rules for access to the market in the international carriage of goods by road within the EU. International carriage is undertaken subject to possession of a Community licence. A Community licence may be issued by an EU state to any haulier carrying goods by road for hire or reward which is […]

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Road Transport Issues

Vehicles There is an EU directive on the dimensions and maximum weight authorised for national and international traffic. Member states may not authorise normal use on roads of goods that are outside the characteristics set in the legislation apart from standards relating to maximum height. Vehicles exceeding the maximum dimensions may only be used on […]

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Transport [Irish Senate Report]

General Brexit poses a number of challenges in the transportation sector affecting aviation, cross-border public transport and travel to and transit through the United Kingdom to the rest of the European Union. These issues also overlap to a significant level with matters pertaining to the CTA, Northern Ireland, trade and the future relationship of the […]

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Transport (UK White Paper)

Socio-economic cooperation There are many other areas where the UK and EU economies are closely linked, including transport, energy, civil judicial cooperation, intellectual property, and audit and accountancy. The particularly close integration between EU Member States in these areas reflects their membership of the Single Market, and the UK recognises that it will not be […]

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EU Withdrawal Note Aviation Safety

Brussels, 13 April 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS EU AVIATION SAFETY RULES The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, unless a ratified withdrawal agreement1 establishes another date, all Union primary and secondary […]

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Seafarer’s Certificate UK No Deal Notes

Purpose This notice provides information about the impact of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on the recognition of seafarer certificates. It also outlines the government’s approach to providing continuity for EU trained seafarers working on board UK flagged vessels, and the action being taken by government to minimise risks for UK trained […]

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Driving UK No Deal Notes

Purpose This guidance explains the additional documents you would need, as well as your driving licence, to drive in the EU after 29 March 2019 if the UK leaves with no withdrawal agreement. Before 29 March 2019 Your driving licence is valid in the EU. As long as you hold a UK licence, you can […]

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EU Withdrawal Note Rail Transport

Brussels, 10 July 2018 Annuls and replaces the notice of 27 February 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS RAIL TRANSPORT The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, unless a ratified withdrawal agreement1 establishes […]

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EU Withdrawal Note Aviation & Maritime Security

Brussels, 5 July 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS AVIATION SECURITY AND MARITIME SECURITY The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, unless a ratified withdrawal agreement1 establishes another date, all Union primary and […]

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EU Withdrawal Note Inland Waterways

Brussels, 7 March 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS INLAND WATERWAYS The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, unless a ratified withdrawal agreement1 establishes another date, all Union primary and secondary law will […]

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EU Withdrawal Note Maritime Safety

Brussels, 27 February 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS MARITIME TRANSPORT The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, unless a ratified withdrawal agreement1 establishes another date, all Union primary and secondary law will […]

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EU Withdrawal Note Seafarers Qualifications

Brussels, 19 January 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS TRAINING OF SEAFARERS AND THE MUTUAL RECOGNITION OF SEAFARERS’ CERTIFICATES The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, unless a ratified withdrawal agreement1 establishes another […]

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EU Withdrawal Note Passenger Rights

Brussels, 27 February 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS CONSUMER PROTECTION AND PASSENGER RIGHTS The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, unless a ratified withdrawal agreement1 establishes another date, all Union primary and […]

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