Stricter regulations for foreign transport operators working temporarily in Finland

Ministry of Transport and Communications
Publication date 6.8.2009 13.32
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In the future EU hauliers will be entitled to carry out freight transport operations in Finland for a period of seven days from the vehicle's entry into the country.

The Act, which is to enter into force on 14 August, will implement in advance the cabotage restrictions included in the EU legislative package on road transport.

According to the Act, a haulier from another EU or ETA state is permitted to carry out, with the same vehicle, up to three transport operations within seven days following a journey from these countries to Finland. The seven-day period starts from the day the international load transported to Finland is unloaded.

A clear time limit is therefore expected to improve the surveillance framework for the grey economy sector and prevent the creation of black markets