Session 79 | Geneva | 16-20 Feb 2015
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1. The Working Party on Brakes and Running Gear (GRRF) held its seventy-ninth session from 16 to 20 February 2015 in Geneva. The meeting was chaired by Mr. B. Frost (United Kingdom). Experts from the following countries participated in the work, following Rule 1(a) of the Rules of Procedure of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) (TRANS/WP.29/690, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/690/Amend.1 and Amend. 2): Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Kuwait, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK). An expert from the European Commission (EC) also participated. Experts from the following non-governmental organizations (NGOs) participated: the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA), the European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation (ETRTO), the International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) and Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA). Upon the special invitation of the Chair, the following NGOs participated: Bureau International Permanent des Associations de Vendeurs et Réchappeurs de Pneu (BIPAVER), the European manufacturers association of materials handling, lifting and storage equipment “Fédération Européenne de la Manutention” (FEM) Imported Tyre Manufacturers Association (ITMA), and the Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA).

2. The Director of the UNECE Transport Division, Ms. E. Molnar, introduced to the delegates Mr. W. Nissler, Chief of the Vehicle Regulations and Transport Innovations Section. She announced that the next Inland Transport Committee (ITC) was scheduled to be held on 26-24 February 2015 and invited the delegates to participate. She concluded her statement by reporting on the latest UNECE Publication on sustainable development.