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Transport: Iceland fails to implement Directive on transport of dangerous goods


The Authority sent today a final warning to Iceland for failure to implement a Directive on inland transport of dangerous goods[1] today. Iceland should have implemented the Directive no later than 26 September 2009.

The Directive establishes a common regime within the European Economic Area (EEA) for all aspects of the inland transport of dangerous goods by road, rail and inland waterway.
The objective is to ensure the uniform application of harmonised safety rules and high level of safety in national and international transport operations throughout the EEA.

Delivering this final warning, a reasoned opinion, is the second stage of infringement proceedings. The Authority may decide to bring the matter before the EFTA Court if Iceland fails to take satisfactory measures within two months of receiving the reasoned opinion. 

For further information, please contact:


Ástríður Scheving Thorsteinsson
Deputy Director
Internal Market Affairs Directorate
Tel. (+32)(0)2 286 18 79





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