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Roads: Freight

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 170724, tabled on 17 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on the UK road haulage industry of the restriction to a total of 90 days out of 180 for their drivers in EU countries compared to their previous unlimited access before the end of the transition period.

Answered on

22 March 2021

The Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the UK and the EU delivers a good outcome for UK-based international hauliers. The vast majority of journeys to and from the EU will be able to continue without the need for any additional permits, and UK hauliers also retain rights to do work within and between EU Member States, again with no extra bureaucracy. UK hauliers will of course also have to ensure they comply with the immigration rules applied by EU Member States.

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