Proposal to amend the transitional provisions in order to explicitly confirm that approvals granted prior to the respective supplements to the 01 and 02 series of amendments and the establishment of the new guidelines on UN Regulation procedures (documents WP.29/2017/107 including Corrigendum 1 and Addendum 1) will continue to be accepted. This amendment thus confirms the understanding that the new procedures apply only to new approvals and do not affect previous approvals.
27. The expert from Belgium withdrew ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2016/7. The expert from OICA introduced GRSP-62-31, aiming at correcting the transitional provisions in accordance with the General Guidelines for United Nations (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/107) regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN Regulations (see para. 47 below). He explained the need to confirm that existing type approvals should remain valid as they were established at the time of the adoption of the 01 and 02 series of amendments. GRSP acknowledged the relevance of this issue and agreed in principle with the proposal, pending its official adoption at its May 2018 session. Therefore, the secretariat was requested to distribute GRSP-62-31 with an official symbol at its next session.