EU Ministers have now formally adopted laws that allow hauliers to continue providing services to and from the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
The DVSA said that for UK hauliers it means that permits will not be required for “the vast majority of journeys to the EU until the end of 2019.” It added that ECMT permits will enable hauliers to transit the EU to third countries.
Roads minister Jesse Norman said: “The measures formally adopted by the EU (on 19 March), together with the UK’s decision to grant equivalent rights, means that UK hauliers and coach operators will have continued access to the EU after 29 March 2019 whatever the outcome.”
The government has also signed a separate agreement with Norway, which will ensure that hauliers can continue to drive to, from and through the country.
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