World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 168 | 8-11 Mar 2016

48. The World Forum noted the final version ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2016/2 of draft Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement, including the comments received by Ukraine and the four-fifth voting majority threshold as agreed upon by WP.29 at its previous session.

49. The representative of EU informed WP.29 delegates that the document had already received positive feedback from the European Council and that EU Member States were currently in the process of consultation for consent on draft Revision 3 at the level of the European Parliament. He announced that he would provide more detailed information on a possible common position at the next sessions of WP.29.

50. The representative of Germany recalled his position at the recent meeting of the IWG on IWVTA and clarified that his Government had not been in the position to support that document. He expressed their preference to strengthen, due the recent incidents of non-compliant vehicles and approvals, the provisions of the type approval procedure to avoid possible future conflicts. He added that Germany had nevertheless to follow the EU decision as a result of the qualified majority voting in favour of draft Revision 3 as reproduced in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2016/2.

51. The Representative of the Russian Federation informed WP.29 that from 1 January 2016 the Eurasian Economic Union used a system of the vehicle type approval for all categories and plans to start development of an electronic database.

52. The World Forum agreed to resume consideration on this subject at its forthcoming session in June 2016.

World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 171 | 14-17 Mar 2017

62. On behalf of the IWG on IWVTA, the IWVTA chair introduced WP.29-171-25 amending ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/54. The World Forum welcomed the explanation document to UN Regulation No. 0 and agreed to approve it at its November 2017 session when Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement entered into force. The Chair of WP.29 invited WP.29 delegates to send their comments on WP.29-171-25 to the Secretary of the IWG on IWVTA by mid of June 2017 at the latest.

63. The secretariat informed the World Forum that Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement was expected to enter into force in mid-September 2017.

Documentation
GRRF-84-18 | Proposal for amendments to Schedule 4 of Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement (ETRTO)
WP.29/2017/54 | Explanation of UN Regulation No. 0 on the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval - questions and answers
WP.29/2017/55 | Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement - Questions and answers
WP.29/2017/109 | Explanation to UN Regulation No. 0 on the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval - Questions and answers