Mobility and Transport

Brexit and the transport sector

Brexit and the transport sector

17/03/2020

(Updated news. Originally posted on 11 December 2017)

Since 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom has withdrawn from the European Union and has become a ‘third country’. The Withdrawal Agreement provides for a transition period ending on 31 December 2020. Until that date, EU law in its entirety applies to and in the United Kingdom.

During the transition period, the EU and the United Kingdom will negotiate an agreement on a new partnership, providing notably for a free trade area. However, it is not certain whether such an agreement will be concluded and will enter into force at the end of the transition period. In any event, such an agreement would create a relationship which in terms of market access conditions will be very different from the United Kingdom’s participation in the internal market. Therefore, all interested parties, and especially economic operators, are reminded of the legal situation as of the end of the transition period. The notices below outline the consequences on transport.

Readiness notices

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Air transport

Aviation safety

Aviation and maritime security

Rail transport

Transportable pressure equipment

Consumer protection and passenger rights

Industrial products

Preparedness notices

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Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules on tachographs in road transport

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules on transportable pressure equipment

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of aviation security and maritime security

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of industrial products

Notice to operators subject to Union legislation in the field of air transport

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU aviation safety rules

Notice to operators subject to Union legislation in the field of road transport

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of rail transport

Notice to seafarers subject to Directive 2008/106/EC on the minimum level of training of seafarers and Directive 2005/45/EC on the mutual recognition of seafarers' certificates

Notice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of maritime transport

Notice to operators subject to Union legislation in the field of inland waterways

Information for border users in case of a no-deal (French Customs)

Information on smart border for goods crossing the Channel-North Sea (French Customs)

PDF iconNotice to stakeholders - Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules on consumer protection and passenger rights

Internal EU27 preparatory discussions on the framework for the future relationship:

Slides - Internal EU27 preparatory discussions on the future relationship: "Transport"