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Internal Market: Iceland given final warnings for failure to implement two transport regulations



Today, the EFTA Surveillance Authority delivered two reasoned opinions to Iceland concerning its failure to incorporate Regulations both on recording equipment in road transport[1] and airworthiness of aircraft and aeronautical products, parts and appliances[2].

The deadline for the EEA EFTA States to incorporate both Regulations into their national legal order expired on 11 December 2010.

In two letters sent in January 2011 the Authority drew the attention of Iceland to its obligation to incorporate the Regulation. Formal infringement proceedings were opened by sending letters of formal notice on 23 March 2011 and on 6 April 2011.

The reasoned opinions constitutes a final warning to Iceland. Iceland has been given two months to take the necessary measures to comply with the reasoned opinions. If action is not taken to incorporate the Regulations, the Authority may bring the matter before the EFTA Court.


For further information, please contact:


Ólafur Einarsson
Internal Market Affairs
tel. (+32)(0)2 286 18 873


[1] Regulation (EU) No 1266/2009 of 16 December 2009 adapting for the tenth time to technical progress Council Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 on recording equipment in road transport.

[2]  Regulation (EU) No 127/2010 of 5 February 2010 amending Regulation (EC) No 2042/2003 on the continuing airworthiness of aircraft and aeronautical products, parts and appliances, and on the approval of organisations and personnel involved in these tasks.

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