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UNECE

Progress report and status report

In accordance with the CARS 21 Communication, the Commission issues an annual working paper on the major automotive-related regulatory developments and activities at the World Forum for Harmonisation of Vehicle Regulations of the UNECE. In addition, the Commission publishes an annual status report on EU accession to UNECE Regulations in the area of vehicle approval.

Latest reports:

The Global Technical Regulations

The Global Technical Regulations are developed under the 1998 international Agreement on vehicle construction to which the EU is a Contracting Party. The Regulations cover the approval of vehicles' safety and environmental aspects. They are managed by the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations, a permanent working party of the UNECE. The Commission and EU countries take part in the technical preparatory work of the Forum and the Commission exercises the right to vote in the Forum on behalf of the EU.

Translation of UNECE regulations

The UNECE Regulations, which are applicable under EU law, must be translated into all official EU languages and published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Status table of the translation

 

  • Published on 17 December 2018
    • Regulation No 99 - Uniform provisions concerning the approval of gas-discharge light sources for use in approved lamps of power-driven vehicles
    • Regulation No 128 - Uniform provisions concerning the approval of  light emitting diode (LED) light sources for use in approved lamp units
  • Published on 14 December 2018
    • Regulation No 79 - Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to steering equipment
  • Published on 28 November 2018
    • Regulation No 39 - Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to the speedometer and odometer equipment
    • Regulation No 100 amendments - Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to specific requirements for the electric power train  
  • Published on 16 November 2018
    • Regulation No 9 - Uniform provisions concerning the approval of category L2, L4 and L5 vehicles with regard to sound emission
    • Regulation No 63 - Uniform provisions concerning the approval of L1 category vehicles with regard to sound emission
    • Regulation No 90 - Uniform provisions concerning the approval of replacement brake lining assemblies, drum-brake linings and discs and drums for power-driven vehicles and their trailer
    • Regulation No 92 - Uniform provisions concerning the approval of non-original replacement exhaust silencing systems (NORESS) for vehicles of categories L1, L2, L3, L4 and L5 with regard to sound emission