(f) use points behind each point on its territory, with or without modification of the aircraft or flight number, and to support these services to the public as well as through services and to make them known to the public; According to the ONS, the United Kingdom exported $24.1 billion in transport services worldwide in 2015. About two-thirds of the value of these exports came from air transport services ($16.4 billion).278Abse 8: Global trade in transport services in the UK in 2015 According to the National Audit Office, the Department of Transport had been working on 28 Brexit projects until March 2019. These include the development and implementation of contingency plans for bilateral air services agreements and emergency requirements for EAS, as well as the development and implementation of emergency planning for bilateral air services agreements and emergency requirements for EASA (if necessary) as well as the replacement of third-country air services agreements and security agreements. The Open Skies between the EU and the US is just one of more than 1,100 bilateral and multilateral agreements concluded by the EU with third parties, highlighting the legal impact of Brexit on whether the UK can automatically join these agreements. Under EU law, the EU can only enter into “EU” agreements and it is clear that once it becomes an EU member state, the UK will no longer be bound by these agreements. 207.The EU is also the largest target market for the UK, which accounts for 49% of passengers and 54% of scheduled flights.284 According to the ONS, 46% of all UK exports and 56% of all UK imports in the transport sector were EU-related in 2015. In 2015, the UK recorded a $1.1 billion transport deficit with the EU and imported more services from EU-based transport service providers than exported services.285 238.Es does not provide an appropriate “return” position for air services in the absence of an agreement with the EU. Air services are excluded from the WTO and bilateral air services agreements already concluded between the UK and some EU Member States may not be valid, as the EU has broader jurisdiction in this area. It follows that, in order to avoid significant damage to the UK aviation sector, a bilateral air services agreement between the UK and the EU must either be concluded before the UK leaves the EU in 2019, or a transitional regime to allow the UK to continue to participate in the internal aviation market until a comprehensive agreement is reached. 211.Dr Humphreys said that bilateral air transport agreements tended to be “quite restrictive” but that the EU “imposes all these restrictions and creates a single market in which every airline in a Member State can operate freely and cannot be limited under any circumstances”.
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