CEMT stands for Conférence Européenne des Ministres des Transports/European Conference of Transport Ministers. In English, it is known as European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT). A CEMT permit is a required license for businesses to move goods across national boundaries between CEMT countries. Domestic travel or transportation between CEMT member states and non-member states are not allowed under the CEMT permit.
The appropriate ministry of transportation or commerce issues the permits. They must adhere to stringent rules that include all vehicle categories (EURO 1 - 4). Being granted permission does not give rise to any legal claims. The permission must be completed before leaving on every trip, regardless of whether there is a load. The license is valid for 12 months.
A business that has a Community license from a competent government may operate commercial international freight transport between all CEMT nations with the help of the permission. A Community license is sufficient within the EU. All CEMT member nations recognize a CEMT permit as a valid transport authorization for bilateral and third-country transportation.
When a vehicle from a member nation is loaded or unloaded in a foreign country, a CEMT permission is required. The permit is company-specific and only valid for one car at a time, but it can be used for a range of vehicles. Furthermore, a EURO standard stamp on the permit must be filled out for the vehicle. The towing vehicle must also have a trailer certificate H144e, a certificate of scheduled inspection H145e, and a certificate of compliance for the relevant EURO category of towing vehicle, all stamped by Traficom.