Administrative arrangement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation concerning the transitional points system applicable to heavy goods vehicles travelling through Austria


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22004A0225(02)
 
Administrative arrangement in the form of an Exchange of Letters
between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation
concerning the transitional points system applicable to heavy goods
vehicles travelling through Austria
 
Official Journal L 057 , 25/02/2004 P. 0017 - 0018 
 
Dates:
of document:   25/02/2004; Date of publication
of effect:   01/01/2004; Provisional application See Pt 4
end of validity:   99/99/9999; See Pt 4 And 32003R2327
 
Author:
Switzerland ; European Community
 
Subject matter: External relations ; Environment ; Transport
Directory code: 11401010
EUROVOC descriptor: EC agreement ; Switzerland ; commercial vehicle
; carriage of goods ; Austria ; transit ; tradeable emission permit
 
Legal basis:
102E071-P1................ Adoption
102E300-P2L1FR1........... Adoption
Instruments cited:
202A0430(03)..............
303R2327..................
Amended by:
Relation...... 304D0182.......... Provisional application from
01/01/2004
 
 
 
 
Administrative arrangement in the form of an Exchange of Letters
between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation
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 Swiss Confederation and the delegation of the
European Community held in the context of Article 11 of the
Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation
on the carriage of goods and passengers by rail and road(1), the
following has been agreed:
1. The transitional points system is applicable to the heavy goods
vehicles registered in Switzerland, 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 Switzerland and transiting Austria is:
for 2004, 140992 points;
for 2005, 133572 points;
for 2006, 126151 points.
One fifth of these points shall be distributed in the form of paper
points.
3. The application modalities and procedures for the management and
control of the points are identical to the ones laid down in the
Convention between the Head of the Federal Department for the
environment, transport, energy and communication of the Swiss
Confederation and the Federal Ministry for science and transport of
the Republic of Austria concerning the application of a system of
ecopoints for vehicles in transit through Austria, concluded on 9
September 1999.
The Community-Switzerland Inland Transport Committee 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(2), 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 Swiss Confederation
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 Swiss Confederation and the delegation
of the European Community held in the context of Article 11 of the
Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation
on the carriage of goods and passengers by rail and road(3), the
following has been agreed:
1. The transitional points system is applicable to the heavy goods
vehicles registered in Switzerland, 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 Switzerland and transiting Austria is:
for 2004, 140992 points;
for 2005, 133572 points;
for 2006, 126151 points.
One fifth of these points shall be distributed in the form of paper
points.
3. The application modalities and procedures for the management and
control of the points are identical to the ones laid down in the
Convention between the Head of the Federal Department for the
environment, transport, energy and communication of the Swiss
Confederation and the Federal Ministry for science and transport of
the Republic of Austria concerning the application of a system of
ecopoints for vehicles in transit through Austria, concluded on 9
September 1999.
The Community-Switzerland Inland Transport Committee 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."
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 114, 30.4.2002, p. 91.
(2) OJ L 345, 31.12.2003, p. 30.
(3) OJ L 114, 30.4.2002, p. 91.
(4) OJ L 345, 31.12.2003, p. 30.