Brexit: ECMT Permits

The European Commission has proposed steps to allow UK hauliers to continue transporting goods into the EU and EEA without permits until 31 December 2019.

The European Parliament and Council need to agree and adopt this proposal. Until this happens, you should continue with your contingency plans.


The UK has secured more annual and short-term ECMT permits for 2019. There are permits for Euro V and Euro VI vehicles.


If you have not already applied for ECMT permits for 2019, you can apply until 11:59pm on 16 March 2019.


Do not apply again if you’ve applied for 2019 permits before. Your previous application will automatically be considered when the extra permits are allocated.


You can apply for the permits here.


Full guidance on permit allocations for March 2019 can be accessed here.