65. The expert from OICA, ambassador of GRPE at IWVTA also looking at the matters of the Database for Exchange of Type Approvals (DETA), introduced GRPE-80-09 showing the latest progress in the deployment of DETA. Another representative from OICA requested information on the notification process for manufacturers and employees changing assignments. The secretariat confirmed the DETA administrators should be contacted to provide updated and ensure undisrupted access to DETA. The secretariat also notified GRPE that a full answer from the UN General Assembly resolution on the request to host DETA under UN regular budget would be provided during the next session of WP.29 in March 2020.

66. The ambassador of GRPE at IWVTA also introduced GRPE-80-14 on the latest activities of the IWG on IWVTA. He highlighted some cases of potential misinterpretation on the transitional provisions with concrete examples related to GRPE. GRPE noted the progress from IWGs on DETA and IWVTA and thanked the ambassador for his implication.