Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia concerning the transitional points system applicable to heavy goods vehicles travelling through Austria


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22004A0225(04)
 
Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European
Community and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia concerning
the transitional points system applicable to heavy goods vehicles
travelling through Austria
 
Official Journal L 057 , 25/02/2004 P. 0023 - 0024 
 
Dates:
of effect:   01/01/2004; Provisional application See Pt 4
end of validity:   99/99/9999; See 32003R2327
 
Author:
European Community ; Macedonia
 
Subject matter: Transport ; Environment ; External relations
Directory code: 11401040
EUROVOC descriptor: EC agreement ; Former Yugoslav Republic of
Macedonia ; commercial vehicle ; carriage of goods ; Austria ;
transit ; tradeable emission permit
 
Legal basis:
102E071-P1................ Adoption
102E300-P2L1FR1........... Adoption
Instruments cited:
297A1218(03)..............
397D0832..................
203A0321(01)..............
303R2327..................
Subsequent related instruments:
Relation...... 304D0184.......... Provisional application
 
 
 
 
Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters
between the European Community and the former Yugoslav Republic of
Macedonia concerning the transitional points system applicable to
heavy goods vehicles travelling through Austria
 
A. Letter from the European Community
Sir,
I have the honour to inform you that, following negotiations between
the delegation of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the
delegation of the European Community held in the context of Article
12, paragraph 3, letter (b) of the Agreement between the European
Community and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in the field
of transport(1), the following has been agreed:
1. The transitional points system is applicable to the heavy goods
vehicles registered in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,
with a maximum authorised weight of over 7,5 tons, using 6, 7 or 8
points, when these vehicles transit Austria, regardless of whether
they are laden or not.
Heavy goods vehicles using more than 8 points are not allowed to
transit Austria.
Heavy goods vehicles that require 5 points or less are exempt from
this system.
2. The number of points allocated to the heavy goods vehicles
registered in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and
transiting Austria is:
for 2004, 68780 points;
for 2005, 65160 points;
for 2006, 61540 points.
3. The application modalities and procedures for the management and
control of the points are identical to the ones laid down in the
Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European
Community and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia concerning
the system of ecopoints to be applied to transit traffic of the
former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia through Austria as from 1
January 1999(2).
The Joint Transport Committee established by the Agreement between
the European Community and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
in the field of transport(3) shall adopt, if necessary, further
measures concerning the procedures relating to the transitional
points system, the distribution of points and the technical issues
concerning the application of the present Exchange of Letters.
4. This Agreement shall enter into force on the day following the
notification of both parties that the internal procedure leading to
the conclusion of this Agreement is finished.
It shall be applied on a provisional basis from 1 January 2004.
The Agreement shall expire when Regulation (EC) No 2327/2003 of the
European Parliament and of the Council of 22 December 2003
establishing a transitional points system applicable to heavy goods
vehicles travelling through Austria for 2004 within the framework of
a sustainable transport policy(4), expires.
I should be obliged if you would confirm the agreement of your
Government to the contents of this letter.
Please accept Sir, the assurance of my highest considerations.
 
B. Letter from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Sir,
I refer to your preceding letter, in which you inform me of the
following:
"I have the honour to inform you that, following negotiations
between the delegation of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
and the delegation of the European Community held in the context of
Article 12, paragraph 3, letter (b) of the Agreement between the
European Community and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in
the field of transport(5), the following has been agreed:
1. The transitional points system is applicable to the heavy goods
vehicles registered in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,
with a maximum authorised weight of over 7,5 tons, using 6, 7 or 8
points, when these vehicles transit Austria, regardless of whether
they are laden or not.
Heavy goods vehicles using more than 8 points are not allowed to
transit Austria.
Heavy goods vehicles that require 5 points or less are exempt from
this system.
2. The number of points allocated to the heavy goods vehicles
registered in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and
transiting Austria is:
for 2004, 68780 points;
for 2005, 65160 points;
for 2006, 61540 points.
3. The application modalities and procedures for the management and
control of the points are identical to the ones laid down in the
agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European
Community and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia concerning
the system of ecopoints to be applied to transit traffic of the
former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia through Austria as from 1
January 1999(6).
The Joint Transport Committee established by the Agreement between
the European Community and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
in the field of transport(7) shall adopt, if necessary, further
measures to the transitional points system concerning the procedures
relating to the transitional points system, the distribution of
points and the technical issues concerning the application of the
present Exchange of Letters.
4. This Agreement shall enter into force on the day following the
notification of both parties that the internal procedure leading to
the conclusion of this Agreement is finished.
It shall be applied on a provisional basis from 1 January 2004.
The Agreement shall expire when Regulation (EC) No 2327/2003 of the
European Parliament and of the Council of 22 December 2003
establishing a transitional points system applicable to heavy goods
vehicles travelling through Austria for 2004 within the framework of
a sustainable transport policy(8), expires.
I should be obliged if you would confirm the agreement of your
Government to the contents of this letter."
I have the honour to confirm that my Government is in agreement with
the contents of this letter.
Please accept Sir, the assurance of my highest considerations.
 
 
 
(1) OJ L 348, 18.12.1997, p. 170.
(2) OJ L 75, 21.3.2003, p. 34.
(3) OJ L 348, 18.12.1997, p. 169.
(4) OJ L 345, 31.12.2003, p. 30.
(5) OJ L 348, 18.12.1997, p. 170.
(6) OJ L 75, 21.3.2003, p. 34.
(7) OJ L 348, 18.12.1997, p. 169.
(8) OJ L 345, 31.12.2003, p. 30.