ATP Certificate Renewal
PURPOSE OF THE ATP AGREEMENT
The Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on Special Vehicles Designed for Such Carriage (ATP) (established at Geneva on 1 September 1970) entered into force on 21 November 1976.
Since its entry into force, the Working Party on Transport of Perishable Foodstuffs (WP.11) of the Inland Transport Committee of the European Economic Commission has regularly amended and updated the text of the Agreement itself and its Annexes.
The ATP is an Agreement between States, and there is no general body responsible for its application. In practice, roadside inspections are carried out by the Contracting Parties, and in the event of non-compliance with the established rules, the perpetrators may be held liable by the competent national authorities in accordance with their domestic law. The ATP itself does not provide for any sanctions. At the time of publication, the Contracting Parties to the ATP were Austria, Azerbaijan, Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Georgia, Denmark, Ireland, Spain and Italy. , Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Morocco, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland, Ireland , Tunisia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Finland, France, Croatia, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Sweden, Estonia.
EXTENSION OF ATP CERTIFICATE (ATP) EXTENSION
The validity of the ATP certificate can be extended by passing a control test, as a result of which the validity of the certificate can be extended for 3 years until the van reaches 15 years from the date of issue.
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WHAT IS REQUIRED FOR INSPECTION OF A TRAILER OR A VAN WITH INDEPENDENT REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT:
- the vehicle must be delivered to the ATP laboratory on the agreed day at 9:00 am,
- the cargo compartment must be empty and clean,
- door seals must not be damaged or inflated,
- all openings in the walls must be professionally laid in such a way that moisture cannot penetrate into the insulation,
- door hinges must not be shaken, doors must not sway,
- the driver must have the latest ATP certificate of conformity, vehicle registration certificate, or a certificate plate with the data on the semi-trailer.
The test ends at approximately 4 p.m. Upon successful completion of the test, a new certificate is issued, which is valid for 3 years.
If the test fails, the driver is handed a test report indicating the probable cause of the failure.
After the validity of the certificate, the vehicle owner must affix a new certification plate with new distinctive marks to the semi-trailer, which will be issued to him together with the certificate.
The plate must have a legible inscription:
“ATP APPROVED FOR TRANSPORTATION OF VARIABLE FOOD PRODUCTS”
“PERMIT NUMBER” – for example, CZ 19999 * 19
“VEHICLE NUMBER” – for example, 95.C1234 / 001
“ATP SIGN” – for example, FRC
“EXPIRY DATE” – for example, 04 – 2020
04 – 2020
FULL TEXT OF THE AGREEMENT
Available on the website of the UNECE Transport Division at: http://www.unece.org/trans/main/wp11/atp.html
The above-mentioned document includes the text of the agreement and its annexes as last amended.