Subject files


Transfer of vehicles registered in another MS within the Single Market

IMCO 08-02-2016 - 15:01
MEP Dita Charanzova

The EP is working to remove motor vehicle registration problems for citizens moving from one Member State (MS) to another within the Single Market. The EC proposal from 2012 will harmonise, streamline, and simplify the procedures for re-registration of motor vehicles registered in another MS. Notwithstanding the progressing integration of the Single Market, motor vehicle registration problems remain a frequent obstacle for citizens when exercising their rights under EU law in their daily lives.

To address those problems, the EC presented a legislative proposal on 4.4.2012, and IMCO adopted the report on 9.07.2013.

Following that, IMCO decided to enter informal negotiations with a view of reaching agreement with the Council in January 2014. However, the Council decided to suspend the negotiations and asked the EC for a supplementary impact assessment, which was delivered in December 2014.

The debate in plenary took place on 15.04.2014 and the report was sent back to IMCO for further examination while awaiting the Council to resume the negotiations.

On 24.02.2015, IMCO voted to update its position. While the proposal remains under discussion in the Council, it is hoped that the updated IMCO position could help to encourage the Council to finalise their position and to get back to negotiating table.

Rapporteur: D. CHARANZOVÁ (ALDE)
Shadow Rapporteurs: O. KARAS(EPP), C. STIHLER (S&D), R. SULIK (ECR), J. MASTALKA (GUE/NGL), P. DURAND(Greens/EFA), tba (EFDD), tba (ENF)




    Committee amendments tabled to Plenary


    Second report
    Compromise amendments
    Draft report

European Commission documents

    Impact Assessment - SWD(2012)0081
    Executive summary of the Impact assessment - SWD(2012)0082


    Car re-registration in the EU: internal market MEPs update their position
    MEPs refer new rules on re-registering cars back to committee
    Re-registering cars in another EU country: Internal Market MEPs back new law