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Working Document WP.29/2017/53

Document Title Draft General Guidelines for UN regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN Regulations
Reference Number WP.29/2017/53
Origin
Document Date 23 December 2016
Document Posted 4 January 2017
Meeting Session(s)

58. The representative of Japan, on behalf of the Chair of the Informal Working Group (IWG) on International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA), presented the draft General Guidelines for UN regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN Regulations (ECE/TRANS/2017/53). He underlined that the aim of the document is to streamline the future work in the subsidiary bodies, to clarify the procedures following Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement and to ensure “good regulatory practice” by providing clarifications to avoid divergence in the understanding of Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement and the application of UN Regulations. He informed the World Forum that the IWG on IWVTA had considered the proposed amendments in WP.29-171-13. He concluded that all amendments agreed by the IWG had been reproduced in WP.29-171-24. He informed WP.29 that the forthcoming meeting of the IWG would be held in Madrid on 16 June 2017. The representative of the Russian Federation raised a study reservation on the revised text. The Chair of WP.29 invited all delegates to send their comments on WP.29-171-24 to the Secretary of the IWG on IWVTA by mid of June 2017 at the latest.

59. WP.29 agreed to resume, at its June 2017 session, consideration of ECE/TRANS/2017/53 as reproduced in WP.29-171-24 and to approve it at the November 2017 session when Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement entered into force.

47. GRSP noted the progress of ratifying of the adopted Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1126, paras. 64 and 65) supported by the EU. It was noted that in absence of objections the date of entry into force of Revision 3 would be scheduled for August 2017. The expert from Japan, ambassador of IWVTA to GRSP, informed the group that a proposal concerning UN Regulation No. 0 would be submitted by the IWG to the June 2017 session of WP.29. It was also noted that at the March 2017 session of WP.29 would be discussed the following documents:

  1. a revised guideline for UN Regulatory Procedures and Transitional Provisions in UN Regulations (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/53),
  2. an explanatory document on UN Regulation No. 0 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/54) and
  3. a questions and answers document on Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/55).

Summary
Regulations
Document Status Superseded
Related Documents
WP.29-170-03 | Draft General Guidelines for UN regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN regulations
WP.29-171-05 | Proposal to amend the draft 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 118
SG58-23-03 | Transitional Provision V.9 in Guideline document WP.29/2017/53
WP.29-171-13 | Proposal to amend the Draft General Guidelines for UN regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN Regulations (WP.29/2017/53)
WP.29/2017/67 | Draft General Guidelines for UN regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN Regulations