The Road Vehicles and Non-Road Mobile Machinery (Type-Approval) (Amendment and Transitional Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2022
Jurisdiction: Great Britain
Commencement: 31st December 2022
Amends: New Legislation
A permanent GB type-approval scheme* for road vehicles and their trailers and parts is introduced, replacing the EU type-approval scheme. The Provisional GB scheme** for agricultural and forestry vehicles, motorcycles and machinery will continue until 31st December 2027.
*The type-approval scheme ensures that new cars, buses and goods vehicles comply with high standards of safety.
**The Provisional GB scheme is a temporary arrangement which enables vehicles to be placed on the GB market for an interim period until a GB type-approval scheme is available for that particular type of vehicle.
GB retained legislation relating to type approval requirements for the safety of road vehicles, their trailers and systems are therefore amended to reflect the transition to the GB type-approval scheme.
Currently, the GB type-approval scheme applies only to vehicles and trailers in the M*, N** and O*** vehicle categories and vehicle systems relating to these categories. The main requirements are set out in Regulation 2018/858 on the approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles and their trailers, and of systems, components and separate technical units intended for such units.
*Category M vehicles are motor vehicles that have at least 4 wheels and are intended for the carriage of passengers.
**Category N vehicles are power-driven vehicles that have at least 4 wheels and are intended for the carriage of goods.
***Category O are trailers.
To reflect the transition to the GB type-approval scheme, the ‘e-markin’g required on vehicle part is replaced by a ‘g-marking’. For example, where ‘e11‘ meant an approval issued by Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA), ‘g11‘ now means an approval by the VCA.
Northern Ireland Protocol
These Regulations give effect to the United Kingdom’s obligation under the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Vehicles and machinery engines that are produced and approved in Northern Ireland in accordance with EU standards may be sold in Great Britain (GB), without the requirement for further approvals.
Various duties apply.
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