While consistent uncertainties remain regarding the general deal between the UK government and the EU27 on the UK withdrawal from the European Union, the discussions on the new regulation complementing EU type-approval legislation after Brexit are reaching their final phase. 

The position of the Council has been agreed upon, and the IMCO (Internal Market and Consumer Protection) committee has approved the report from the European Parliament. The European Parliament's position can be found here. With the trialogue negotiation now finalised, a final vote in the European Parliament is expected to take place in the first half of December. This will result in an expected publication of the legislation by the end of the year or early next year.

In short, the new legislation makes it possible to request through a lean procedure a new EU type-approval from an EU27 country in case this EU type-approval was issued already by the UK. After the Brexit date, vehicles and components with a UK-issued EU approval will no longer be allowed to be placed on the EU market. This in the worst case scenario that no transition period is agreed upon, resulting in a hard Brexit. A CEMA proposal to ensure that such new EU approval would not be necessary for type-approvals that are invalidated prior to the Brexit date such as transition engines below 56kW and above 130kW, was taken on board by the law makers.