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New rules for international road haulage in 2022

Prepare for new rules for transporting goods to or through Europe using cars and trailers, vans and HGVs from 2 February and 21 May 2022.

There will be new rules for transporting goods to or through Europe from 2022. The rules are part of the UK’s deal with the EU (The Trade and Cooperation Agreement).

The new rules will affect you if you transport goods using:

  • cars and trailers
  • vans or other light goods vehicles (for example, if you run a European courier service)
  • heavy goods vehicles (HGVs)

The new rules mean that you might need:

  • to register some journeys within Europe on an online service from 2 February 2022
  • a vehicle operator licence if you use vans or car and trailers to transport goods to or through Europe from 21 May 2022

Prepare for the changes from 2 February 2022

Check which types of journeys you’ll need to register online if you transport goods within Europe using a car and trailer, van or HGV from 2 February 2022.

Prepare for the changes from 21 May 2022

What transport companies and couriers need to do to use vans and car and trailers over 2.5 tonnes to transport goods in and out of the UK from 21 May 2022.

Consultation

The government asked for views and evidence about how these changes will affect you and your business. Your feedback is being analysed.

Published 26 August 2021