With this information we aim to provide you the latest information relevant for a Brexit in case of a 'no deal' scenario on 29th March 2019.

This information is relevant for you in case:

  • You are, or your supplier is, the owner of an e11 type-approval;
  • You export type approved vehicles and/or components to the UK;

Earlier this year the European Union adopted Regulation (EU) 2019/26, which complements Union type-approval legislation with regard to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union.

This Regulation is extremely important if you are, or your (component) supplier is, the owner of an e11 type-approval.

Owners of such a type approval have to take action before 29th March 2019 (if not done yet);

EC's DG GROW published in addition attached Q&A in case of a "no deal" Brexit and posted on the Brexit-preparedness  website of the European Commission.

This list of Questions and Answers (Q&A) gives further guidance on the basis of the Regulation in a situation where the United Kingdom (UK) becomes a third country on 30 March 2019 at 00:00h (CET) ('the withdrawal date') without a ratified withdrawal agreement and hence

  • without the transition period provided for in the draft Withdrawal Agreement;
  • and without the provisions in relation to "goods placed on the market" provided for in the draft Withdrawal Agreement.

In case of exporting type approved vehicles and/or components to the UK:

Also the UK authorities published some guidance in case of a 'no deal'scenario.

You will find this information on the following website of UK Government.

We also wanted to provide the document 'UK no-deal type approval scheme summary v2 (274,5 kB) to you from the UK Department for Transport.

In a nutshell:

  • If not done yet, each manufacturer should get in contact with the VCA (Vehicle Certification Agency UK) to request transfer of their EU WVTAs (whole vehicle type approval) and to obtain a corresponding UK-type approval number.
  • Existing/produced vehicles with a CoC (Certificate of Conformity) referring to an EU WVTA number will be allowed for registration in the UK after the BREXIT date, only if such a corresponding UK-type approval number exists.
  • This transfer is just an administrative procedure (no re-testing needed). VCA won't charge any cost for it.
  • The draft UK Statutory Instrument that will make this transfer of approvals legally possible has not yet been adopted. It is expected to be adopted in the coming days/weeks of March. Manufacturers should not wait for adoption of the SI. Requests for transfer of approvals can already now be sent to the VCA.
  • Until the BREXIT date, the VCA cannot issue corresponding UK-type approval numbers for legal reasons.

More information: VCA website