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


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22004A0225(03)
 
Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European
Community and the Republic of Croatia concerning the transitional
points system applicable to heavy goods vehicles travelling through
Austria
 
Official Journal L 057 , 25/02/2004 P. 0020 - 0021 
 
Dates:
of document:   25/02/2004; Date of publication
of effect:   00/00/0000; Entry into force See Pt 4
of effect:   01/01/2004; Provisional application See Pt 4
end of validity:   99/99/9999; See Pt 4 And 32003R2327
 
Author:
European Community ; Croatia
 
Subject matter: External relations ; Environment ; Transport
Directory code: 11401040
EUROVOC descriptor: EC agreement ; Croatia ; commercial vehicle ;
carriage of goods ; Austria ; transit ; tradeable emission permit
 
Legal basis:
102E071-P1................ Adoption
102E300-P2L1FR1........... Adoption
Instruments cited:
201A1214(01)..............
203A0618(01)..............
303R2327..................
Amended by:
Relation...... 304D0183.......... Provisional application from
01/01/2004
 
 
 
 
Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters
between the European Community and the Republic of Croatia
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 the outcome of the
conciliation procedure between the Council and the European
Parliament on Regulation (EC) No 2327/2003 of the European
Parliament and of the Council(1) establishing a transitional points
system applicable to heavy goods vehicles travelling through Austria
for 2004 within the framework of a sustainable transport policy,
negotiations between the delegation of the Republic of Croatia and
the delegation of the European Community were held in the context of
Protocol 6 to the Interim Agreement on trade and trade-related
matters between the European Community and the Republic of
Croatia(2), and taking into account the provisions of Article 11,
paragraph 5 of Protocol 6 to the Stabilisation and Association
Agreement(3) between the European Communities and their Member
States and the Republic of Croatia, and the following has been
agreed:
1. The transitional points system is applicable to the heavy goods
vehicles registered in Croatia, with a maximum authorised weight of
more than 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 Croatia and transiting Austria is:
for 2004, 172378 points;
for 2005, 163305 points;
for 2006, 154233 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 Republic of Croatia concerning the system of
ecopoints to be applied to Croatian transit traffic through Austria
as from 1 January 2003(4).
The Interim Committee, and thereafter the Stabilisation and
Association Council, 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, 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 Republic of Croatia
Sir,
I refer to your preceding letter, in which you inform me of the
following:
"I have the honour to inform you that, following the outcome of the
conciliation procedure between the Council and the European
Parliament on Regulation (EC) No 2327/2003 of the European
Parliament and of the Council(5) establishing a transitional points
system applicable to heavy goods vehicles travelling through Austria
for 2004 within the framework of a sustainable transport policy,
negotiations between the delegation of the Republic of Croatia and
the delegation of the European Community were held in the context of
Protocol 6 to the Interim Agreement on trade and trade-related
matters between the European Community and the Republic of
Croatia(6), and taking into account the provisions of Article 11,
paragraph 5 of Protocol 6 to the Stabilisation and Association
Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States
and the Republic of Croatia(7), and the following has been agreed:
1. The transitional points system is applicable to the heavy goods
vehicles registered in Croatia, with a maximum authorised weight of
more than 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 Croatia and transiting Austria is:
for 2004, 172378 points;
for 2005, 163305 points;
for 2006, 154233 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 Republic of Croatia concerning the system of
ecopoints to be applied to Croatian transit traffic through Austria
as from 1 January 2003(8).
The Interim Committee, and thereafter the Stabilisation and
Association Council, 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, 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 345, 31.12.2003, p. 30.
(2) OJ L 330, 14.12.2001, p. 3.
(3) Whose ratification is pending.
(4) OJ L 150, 18.6.2003, p. 33.
(5) OJ L 345, 31.12.2003, p. 30.
(6) OJ L 330, 14.12.2001, p. 3.
(7) Whose ratification is pending.
(8) OJ L 150, 18.6.2003, p. 33.