Goods: community safeguard mechanism

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Goods: community safeguard mechanism

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Council Regulation (EEC) No 3916/90 of 21 December 1990 on measures to be taken in the event of a crisis in the market in the carriage of goods by road


The safeguard clause is an important back-up measure for the complete dismantling of the system of quotas currently regulating access to the market.

The Regulation applies to the carriage of goods by road in the territory of the Community between Member States for hire or reward.

The Commission collects the data required to monitor market developments and spot the existence of a crisis.

In the event of a crisis the Member State concerned supplies the Commission with substantive, quantified information. The Commission may then take all measures designed to prevent any further increase in haulage capacity on the affected market by placing limits on the growth of the operations of existing carriers and placing restrictions on market access for new carriers.

An Advisory Committee is in place to assist the Commission in applying this Regulation. It consists of representatives from the Member States and is presided by a Commission representative.

Act Entry into force – Date of expiry Deadline for transposition in the Member States Official Journal
Regualtion (EEC) 3916/90 01.01.1991 L 375 of 30.12.1990

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