The Arrangements for Road Haulage carried out by UK drivers and organisations (goods vehicle operators) in the EU are altered by the EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement. The UK updated its Brexit Guidance. As I said in the earlier blog post of this morning, we will update the Brexit Guidance List on Cardinal Environment systems today (Christmas Day) – please check later today or tomorrow.
A goods vehicle operator will be able to make unlimited journeys to, from and through the EU.
The UK Licence for the Community will replace the EU Community Licence from 1 January 2021. The goods vehicle operator will automatically be sent a replacement UK Licence for the Community by 31 December 2020 if an EU Community Licence is held.
Drivers need to carry a copy of the UK Licence for the Community when working in the EU.
Drivers can make up to 2 additional movements (cross-trade or cabotage) within the EU following a laden journey from the UK with a maximum of one cabotage movement within a 7-day period.
A third cross-trade movement (moving goods between 2 countries outside the UK) can be made using a European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) permit from 1 January 2021, subject to demand.
Applications closed for annual ECMT permits on Friday 20 November 2020. This link provides details for short term ECMT permits – here.
Both additional movements may be cabotage movements in Ireland for Northern Ireland operators, provided they follow a journey from Northern Ireland, and are performed within a 7-day period.
Further details on Road Haulage in the EU are here (this includes announcements made earlier)