New legislation on cross-border haulage has been given royal assent as the government makes preparations for the UK’s departure from the EU next year. The Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Act gives the government power to implement an operator permit scheme if such a measure is needed to support cross-border freight after Brexit. The government’s recent White Paper outlined its aim to retain reciprocal access for road hauliers, but the new law is preparing for the possibility that the future […]
The CEO of the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has warned that global political and economic uncertainty linked to societal shifts and changing consumer behaviour is creating “a perfect storm that is driving an unprecedented pace of change within the logistics sector”.
EU to “significantly” limit UK haulier cabotage rights under no deal Brexit but rules out need for ECMT permit
UK hauliers will no longer need ECMT permits to access the EU in the event of a no deal Brexit, after a provisional deal between the European parliament and member states this week. However the agreement will only run for nine months after Brexit, can be unilaterally revoked by the EU and UK hauliers’ cabotage rights will severely limited and progressively reduced over the nine month period.