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CECE welcomes EU post-Brexit engine proposals

The Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE) has welcomed ‘essential’ post-Brexit proposals from the EU concerning construction vehicle engines. Concerns have been raised that, in the absence of a trade deal between the UK and the EU, EU-based construction manufacturers with UK-built engines could be at a disadvantage.

Legislation put forward by the European Commission would ensure, should the need arise, UK-issued, type-approvals of off-highway machine engines will be replaced by corresponding approvals issued by EU states.

A CECE spokesman said, “In the absence of a trade deal giving full mutual recognition of these type-approvals, such a solution is absolutely essential to avoid machine manufacturers from being severely disadvantaged when Brexit occurs, if their products are equipped with engines that hold UK-issued type-approvals.

“Moreover, the date of UK withdrawal from the EU of 30 March 2019 comes at a critical time for machinery manufacturers as they implement their phase-in plans for Stage V models; therefore CECE provided a detailed paper with all the points to be considered in an effective way. Members will be informed on the evolution of this key file.”

 

 

Written by James Allen


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