We received this information that DfT has sent to hauliers recently. As always, early conversations with providers will yield better results.
International Road Haulage in the EU between the 31 October and 31 December 2019
Important information on International Road Haulage in the EU between the 31 October and 31 December 2019
We wrote to you earlier this year, jointly with the FTA and the RHA, to update you on our preparations for leaving the EU.
Since then we have been successful in ensuring that 99% of journeys between the UK and the EU will continue as they are now, and will not need a permit, until at least 31 December 2019. This means that in November and December most UK hauliers will be able to continue to operate as they do now in a no-deal scenario.
The UK will be leaving the EU on 31 October, and while we will work in an energetic and determined way to seek a better deal, that will require movement from the EU and a willingness to reopen the previous Withdrawal Agreement which has been rejected by Parliament three times. If that proves impossible we will have to leave with no deal. We are making all the necessary preparations to ensure we are fully prepared Brexit, whatever the circumstances.
The EU has introduced a law which will ensure commercial road transport will continue in much the same way as present, until at least 31 December 2019. We are engaging with the European Commission and Member States with a view to extending these arrangements beyond December, and we will write to you with any further updates. Until 31 October all arrangements of course remain the same as they are now.
2019 ECMT Permits
Under the new EU law, all point-to-point journeys between the UK and the EU will continue as present, with up to two cross-trade or cabotage trips allowed per week until December 2019.
However, Hauliers who wish to transit the EU to non-EU countries (such as Switzerland or Ukraine) or who require a third cross-trade journey will need an ECMT permit after 31 October 2019, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
ECMT permits for use in November and December 2019 will be available to buy from 30 August 2019.
Annual ECMT permits that were previously issued for 2019 can be used for the purpose of transit to non-EU countries in November and December 2019.
Summary of ECMT permits in No Deal – November & December 2019
You do not need an ECMT permit for:
You will need an ECMT permit for: