Hauliers have criticised the DfT over the way it allocated European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) permits after motortansport.co.uk discovered that it issued less than half of the UK’s share. The permits are the only device that will allow international hauliers to operate on the continent if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Ahead of the original Brexit leaving date of 31 March, the DfT urged more than 10,000 firms to apply for them. However, MT can […]
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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.