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The final outcome of the consultation is that we will progress with our proposals with changes to practical processes. These proposals will now be progressed to secondary legislation.
We will implement systems to:
- allow for the administration of haulage permits for non-EU Member States and, if necessary, future journeys to the EU
- allow trailers to be registered ahead of use to, or through, a foreign country which has ratified the 1968 Vienna Convention
The permits online system will launch in November 2018, operated by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.
The trailer registration online system will launch in December 2018, operated by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.
Impact assessments on these proposals considering the benefits and costs to both government and businesses are included.
This was announced on 13 September 2018.
The government has introduced the Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill as part of its preparations to ensure the UK can deliver a smooth and orderly Brexit, as we move from our current membership of the EU to our future partnership.
The UK’s overall aim in the negotiations with the EU is to maintain and develop the existing liberalised access for commercial haulage, as part of the wider future partnership.
The bill will allow us to operate a permit scheme for international road haulage for whichever journeys may require permits and introduce a trailer registration scheme to allow UK trailers to be used freely internationally.
We are making proposals:
- on how a haulage permits scheme should operate in the future
- for which trailers will require registration
- on how a trailer registration scheme will operate