The transport lexicon
A CEMT permit (CEMT = Conférence Européenne des Ministres des Transports / European Conference of Transport Ministers) allows companies to transport freight across national borders between CEMT countries (besides the OECD this also includes many East and Southeast European countries). The CEMT permit does not authorise domestic traffic or transportation between a CEMT member state and a non-member state.
The permits are issued by the competent ministry of transport or commerce. Their use is subject to strict regulations that also encompass the vehicle categories (EURO 1 - 4). There is no legal claim for being granted permits. The permit must be carried on each journey – with or without a load – and completed before departure. The permit is valid for one calendar year.