Brexit: What would no deal mean for lorry drivers?

At the moment, lorry drivers in the UK wanting to deliver to the EU need to have a community licence, which is a document issued by UK authorities that allows them to operate there.

That’s important because about 3.5 million road goods vehicles travel from Britain to Europe each year .

If Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement is ratified by Parliament, then the situation will remain the same throughout a transition period as the UK negotiates the future trade relationship.

But if the UK leaves without a deal , then EU countries will no longer have to accept community licences issued in the UK.

The commission has adopted a proposal to allow UK operators to carry goods in the EU until the end of 2019 following a no-deal Brexit, as long as the UK does the same thing for EU operators.

“We are still not sure the commission’s proposal is going to go through – and even if it does, it will only run until the end of the year and provide far less access to the EU market than our members enjoy today,” said Pauline Bastidon, from the Freight Transport Association.

Read the article here: Brexit: What would no deal mean for lorry drivers?

Source: BBC News

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