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The European Commission's Mobility and Transport Directorate-General issued on December 11 a Notice to Operators, in which the commission said that the U.K. will become a ''third country.'' This means that unless a ratified withdrawal agreement establishes another date or the period is extended by the European Council, all Union primary and secondary law will cease to apply to the U.K. from March 30, 2019, 00:00h (CET).

The EU rules in the field of road transport no longer apply to the U.K. Certificates of professional competence issued by an authority of the U.K. or a body authorized by the U. K. will no longer be valid in the EU-27. Drivers who are U.K. nationals and do not constitute long-term residents in the Union, and who work for a Union haulier holding a Community license require a driver attestation.

In the aviation sector, the operating licenses granted to airlines by the U.K. will no longer be valid EU operating licenses. UK airlines will no longer have access to air transport agreements between the EU and third countries, whether negotiated directly by the EU, or by the Member States acting jointly.


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