Commentary

24 Transnational operators

CARRIERS vol 6(1)B
| Commentary

24 Transnational operators

| Commentary

24 Transnational operators

An operator may of course be established in more than one member state. If so, the operator may naturally carry out international haulage1 from whichever national operating centre he prefers. Where a vehicle authorised by licence in one member state is used for national haulage operations in another member state where the operator is established, this will constitute cabotage2.

Harmonisation of the transport industry is not yet complete. Rates of vehicle excise duty vary considerably, as do rates of pay and conditions of employment. The tax regime may also vary. It is perfectly lawful

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