Trilateral White Paper - Improvement in the Implementation of the 1998 Global Agreement
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The purpose of this paper is to provide a framework through which the delegates to the World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) and other interested stakeholders can examine the experience with the 1998 Global Agreement and agree on ideas and processes for improvement in its implementation. This version supersedes the previous documents WP.29-167-12 and WP.29/2015/108.

Reference Number: WP.29-168-08
Origin: EU, Japan, and USA
Date: 7 March 2016
Related Documents:
WP.29-166-17 | Trilateral White Paper: Improvement in the Implementation of the 1998 Global Agreement
WP.29/2015/108 | Trilateral White Paper - Improvement in the Implementation of the 1998 Global Agreement
WP.29/2016/65 | Proposal for new Special Resolution No. 2 (S.R.2) - Improvement in the implementation of the 1998 Global Agreement
Discussion(s):
World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 168 | 8-11 Mar 2016

101. The representative of IMMA emphasised the high ongoing activity in the informal group EPPR, addressing among others new UN GTRs on Evaporative Emissions and On-Board Diagnostics for Category 3 vehicles. He appreciated the intent to clarify in the trilateral paper the use of modules and options and intent to harmonize towards single requirements. Moreover, he emphasised the strong interest from the industry to closely monitor the implementation of the Agreement by the Contracting Parties. AC.3 noted the need for periodic information provided by Contracting Parties as those published on the UNECE website were not complete.

102. The Chair of AC.3 suggested that informal document WP29-168-08 be transformed into an official document for adoption by AC.3 at its June 2016 session. Taking into account however that some of the raised comments might warrant further discussions, in particular the notion of options and modules, he suggested that the document should be considered as living document that may need to be completed/adapted at a later stage. AC.3 agreed with the proposal of the Chair.