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UNECE

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 May 2019
    • Regulation No 134 — Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles and their components with regard to the safety-related performance of hydrogen-fuelled vehicles
  • Published on 17 April 2019
    • Regulation No 96 — Uniform provisions concerning the approval of engines to be installed in agricultural and forestry tractors and in non-road mobile machinery with regard to the emissions of pollutants by the engine
  • Published on 14 March 2019
    • Regulation No 120 — Uniform provisions concerning the approval of internal combustion engines to be installed in agricultural and forestry tractors and in non-road mobile machinery, with regard to the measurement of the net power, net torque and specific fuel consumption