SI 2019/648 - The Road Vehicles and Non-Road Mobile Machinery (Type-Approval) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Released 29 March 2019

SI 2019/648 amends VERA 1994 and SI 2009/717 in consequence of amendments to road vehicle certification legislation to ensure effective operation post Brexit.

The Road Vehicles and Non-Road Mobile Machinery (Type-Approval) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 are made in exercise of the powers conferred by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, s. 8(1) in order to address failures of retained EU law to operate effectively and other deficiencies arising from the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union. The regulations make temporary amendments to legislation in the field of type approval for road vehicles and non-road mobile machinery and, in particular, provide for an interim arrangement allowing the Secretary of State or Northern Ireland Department to issue type approval certificates to holders of EU type approval granted other than in the UK and (in respect of road vehicles) for those type approval certificates to be the basis for issue of certificates of conformity used for the purposes of vehicle registration. The regulations come into force in part on 17 April 2019 and otherwise on exit day.

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