The Swedish Government decides on amendments to regulations on cabotage transports

November 02, 2021

The Swedish Government has now decided to implement changes in the regulations concerning the conditions for foreign hauliers' freight transport in Sweden and the responsibility for customers ordering such transports. The Government's decision was prompted by a judgment from the Court of Appeal over Skåne and Blekinge in case B 3209-20, on 5 May 2021.

The changes that take effect as early as December 1, 2021 are in short that

i) it is specified under what conditions 1 cabotage transport can include several unloading or loading places,
ii) the penalty fee for violations of the rules on cabotage transports is increased to SEK 60,000 and
(iii) the criminal liability of the purchaser of the transport arises already when the illegal transport is ongoing, and not as before when the transport in question "has been performed".

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