World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 161 | 12-15 Nov 2013
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Agenda Item 4.5.
Development of an electronic database for the exchange of type approval documentation (DETA)

52. The secretariat pointed out that the DETA concept had already been incorporated into draft Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement. He reported that several UNECE internal meetings had been held concerning the hosting of DETA within the United Nations. He added that a request had been transmitted to the relevant UNECE Committee to secure the necessary budget for the second half of 2015. He informed WP.29 that this matter was still under consideration by UNECE and that for 2016–2017, it would be necessary to include the funding of DETA in the general budget of the UNECE for its approval by the General Assembly. He added that the WP.29 secretariat was targeting March 2016 for the final implementation of DETA.

53. The secretariat suggested limiting the maintenance services (i.e., user support) for DETA that would be provided by the United Nations, to the normal Geneva office working hours. WP.29 agreed with this proposal.