The BVRLA will continue to work with UK and European policymakers and regulators to ensure that the industry's voice is heard during the EU Exit process and regular communications will ensure that members are kept informed of developments and aware of the implications for our sectors.
The Government has continued to issue a series of “technical notices”, outlining the steps businesses are advised to take in the event of no deal being agreed between the UK And European Union, following Brexit.
Some of the key notices that will be of particular interest to members include:
- Firstly, vehicle-type approvals would no longer be valid in the event of a no deal, and vehicle manufacturers would need to ensure that they have the correct type approval for each market, including the UK.
- For individuals driving in the EU (whether for private or commercial purposes), driving licences may no longer be valid, and an additional International Driving Permit (IDP) may also be required.
- Recognition of vehicle insurance in the event of a no deal being agreed will cease access to the ‘Green Card’ free circulation area. UK motorists will need to carry a ‘Green Card’ as proof of third-party motor insurance cover when driving in the EU.
- Finally, reporting CO2 emissions for new cars and vans may also change in a no-deal scenario. Current reporting is mandated and governed by Regulation (EC) 443/2009 (cars) and Regulation (EU) 510/2011 (LCVs), which both set mandatory annual fleet CO2 emissions targets, and specific targets for each manufacturer’s fleet.
The full list of the technical notices published by the Government, as well as further details on all the above, can be found here.