Proposal to enable Contracting Parties to continue to issue type approvals for agricultural tractor and non-road mobile machinery engines according to earlier versions of the Regulation provided such engines are destined for sale in countries that apply the earlier versions. In other words, a manufacturer would be able to obtain approvals in its home country based upon previous sets of requirements that may not be those applied within the home country (but are used in other markets).
23. The expert from EUROMOT introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2014/15, a proposal to amend UN Regulation No. 96 aimed at allowing the engine manufacturers to obtain approvals also from Contracting Parties that apply more recent series of amendments, for engines that need to be marketed in countries applying previous series of amendments. He clarified that this proposal was harmonized with the provisions of UN Regulation No. 49.
24. GRPE adopted this proposal not amended and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1, for consideration at their November 2014 sessions as Supplement 1 to the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 96.