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Brexit questions and answers - Type approval (motor vehicles, certain other vehicles and engines)

Preparing for Brexit is not just a matter for EU and national authorities, but also for private parties. Businesses are reminded of legal repercussions which need to be considered when the United Kingdom ceases to be a member of the EU.

On  8  January  2019,  the  European Parliament and  the  Council  of  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.

A 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
  • without the provisions in relation to 'goods placed on the market' provided for in the draft Withdrawal Agreement

For more information about the Brexit negotiations, see the website of the European Commission's Task Force for Article 50 negotiations with the UK.

See more information on the European Commission's policy for the automotive industry.


Q&A on the UK's withdrawal from the EU with regarding type-approval (motor vehicles, certain other vehicles and engines