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Position Paper
Claims handling in case of accidents caused by dispatched vehicles in the Member State of origin

Since the entry into force of the 5th Motor Insurance Directive, the provision on despatched vehicles (the current Article 15 of the Codified Motor Insurance Directive 2009/1003/EC) has given rise to a number of practical issues. One of these is the question who would be responsible for the handling of claims following an accident occurred in the Member state of origin (the Member state of purchase) during the first 30 days after acceptance of delivery of the vehicle by the new owner.

Published 12 September 2012