Dept Transport Ire

Brexit and Transport – what you need to know Published: 1 November 2019 From: Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport 1. Current Situation 2. Contact 3. Brexit and Ireland 4. Brexit and the EU 5. Brexit and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport 6. Motor Insurance and Green Cards (Proof of Motor Insurance) 7. […]

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Road Transport (Passenger)

Coach and Bus Services There are common EU rules for access to the international market for coach and bus services. Where the carriage takes place between EU and non-EU state, the regulation applies to the part of the journey within the EU territory crossed in transit.  It is not applicable to the part of the journey […]

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Road Transport (Goods)

Authorisation There are common rules for access to the market in the international carriage of goods by road within the EU. International carriage is undertaken subject to possession of a Community licence. A Community licence may be issued by an EU state to any haulier carrying goods by road for hire or reward which is […]

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Road Transport Issues

Vehicles There is an EU directive on the dimensions and maximum weight authorised for national and international traffic. Member states may not authorise normal use on roads of goods that are outside the characteristics set in the legislation apart from standards relating to maximum height. Vehicles exceeding the maximum dimensions may only be used on […]

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Transport [Irish Senate Report]

General Brexit poses a number of challenges in the transportation sector affecting aviation, cross-border public transport and travel to and transit through the United Kingdom to the rest of the European Union. These issues also overlap to a significant level with matters pertaining to the CTA, Northern Ireland, trade and the future relationship of the […]

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Transport (UK White Paper)

Socio-economic cooperation There are many other areas where the UK and EU economies are closely linked, including transport, energy, civil judicial cooperation, intellectual property, and audit and accountancy. The particularly close integration between EU Member States in these areas reflects their membership of the Single Market, and the UK recognises that it will not be […]

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Driving UK No Deal Notes

Purpose This guidance explains the additional documents you would need, as well as your driving licence, to drive in the EU after 29 March 2019 (may also apply to new exit date on 31 December 2020) if the UK leaves with no withdrawal agreement. Before 29 March 2019 (may also apply to new exit date on 31 December 2020) Your driving licence is valid in the EU. As long as you hold a UK licence, you can […]

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Road Haulage UK No Deal Notes

Purpose This notice provides guidance for UK haulage companies and businesses using freight services on the implications for access to EU markets in the unlikely event that the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019 (may also apply to new exit date on 31 December 2020) with no agreement in place. It is important to stress that for road haulage our negotiating objective continues to […]

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Vehicle Insurance No Deal Notes

Purpose For private and commercial motoring, we are seeking a deal to ensure that UK motorists can continue to drive in the EU without additional checks and documentation after we have left. This notice sets out the actions that UK motorists may wish to consider in order to continue to drive in the EU, if […]

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Coach Services UK No Deal Notes

Purpose This notice provides guidance for UK bus and coach operators on the implications for access to EU markets in the unlikely scenario that the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 with no agreement in place. Before 29 March 2019 (may also apply to new exit date on 31 December 2020) Currently UK bus and coach operators carrying out international journeys must hold a Standard […]

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Road Freight Connectivity EU Preparedness

Reasons for and objectives of the proposal The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, if the Withdrawal Agreement1 is not ratified, the Unions’ primary and secondary law will cease to apply […]

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Driving Licences (Irish Guidance)

Brexit and Driving Licences Anyone living in Ireland who holds a UK (including Northern Ireland) driving licence must exchange it for an Irish driving licence, before the 31 October 2019 (may also apply to new exit date on 31 December 2020), in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. If there is a no-deal Brexit, then after this date, if you are […]

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UK Commons Committee Haulage Workforce

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Driving in the EU

Prepare to drive in the EU after Brexit What all drivers from the UK may need to do to drive in the EU and EEA when the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019 (may also apply to new exit date on 31 December 2020). Published 25 October 2018 Last updated 12 March 2019 — see all updates From: Department for Transport, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, […]

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Road Haulage Guidance

International road haulage: operator licences and permits The licences and permits you need to operate gross vehicle weight vehicles above 3.5 tonnes on international journeys from the UK. Published 4 September 2012 Last updated 5 March 2019 — see all updates From: Department for Transport, Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain, and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Contents Being […]

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Lorry & Goods Drivers Guidance

Prepare to drive in the EU after Brexit: lorry and goods vehicle drivers What truck and lorry drivers from the UK may need to do to drive in the EU and EEA when the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019 (may also apply to new exit date on 31 December 2020). Published 14 January 2019 Last updated 5 March 2019 — see all updates From: […]

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Bus & Coach Drivers Guidance

Prepare to drive in the EU after Brexit: bus and coach drivers What bus and coach drivers from the UK may need to do to drive in the EU and EEA when the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019 (may also apply to new exit date on 31 December 2020). Published 14 January 2019 Last updated 5 March 2019 — see all updates From: Department […]

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Taking a Lorry Abroad

Taking a lorry abroad You need a valid passport, the correct driving licence and must comply with EU rules on drivers’ hours and tachograph use. Passports All vehicle drivers, passengers and any crew members must have a valid passport. Visas You do not need a visa for entry into other EU member states if you hold an EU passport, but you […]

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Driving Guidance

Prepare to drive in the EU after Brexit What all drivers from the UK may need to do to drive in the EU and EEA when the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019 (may also apply to new exit date on 31 December 2020). Published 25 October 2018 Last updated 5 March 2019 — see all updates From: Department for Transport, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, […]

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Road Haulage Permit Guidance

ECMT international road haulage permits Permits to travel to or through European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) member countries, and the rules you have to follow. Published 26 November 2018 Last updated 5 March 2019 — see all updates From: Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency and Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain Contents About the permits If the […]

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Vehicle Type Approval Guidance

Vehicle type-approval if there’s no Brexit deal What vehicle and component manufacturers need to do to show they meet safety and environmental standards when the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019 (may also apply to new exit date on 31 December 2020). Published 25 February 2019 From: Department for Transport, Vehicle Certification Agency, and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Contents Vehicle and component type-approval Stay informed […]

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Road Haulage Permits No Deal

ECMT international road haulage permits Permits to travel to or through European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) member countries, and the rules you have to follow. Published 26 November 2018 Last updated 30 August 2019 — see all updates From: Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency and Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain Contents Prepare for […]

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International Road Haulage No Deal

Carry out international road haulage after Brexit What UK goods vehicle operators need to do to carry out international road haulage if there’s a no-deal Brexit. Published 8 August 2019 Last updated 29 August 2019 — see all updates From: Department for Transport, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain, and Driver […]

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Haulage Companies

Haulage companies operating between the UK and the EU Updated 21 December 2018 Contents Dealing with import VAT Changes to VAT IT systems Actions you can take now The trade that you carry out with the EU will broadly follow the customs controls that apply for the rest of the world. So, you will need […]

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