Brexit – international permits
Given Parliament’s failure to proceed the Withdrawal Agreement, the RHA is advising international operators to apply for ECMT permits now. The deadline is 21 December.
To apply, an operator must be on the DVSA online system. Those who are not can apply here.
It’s recommended that applications are only made where they’re needed. Given the massive shortfall of permits, it is likely that trying to beat the system by making more applications than needed will be ineffective and costly.
Those planning to upgrade their vehicles to Euro VI by March 2019 are also advised by DfT to apply for permits.
Monthly permits will open for application in early 2019 – it’s not yet known if new bilateral permits with EU states will be agreed and introduced.
Updated RHA guidance for operators is available here.