Proposal for Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement
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Proposed text, updated to reflect discussions at the June 2014 WP.29 session, to revise and update the 1958 Agreement pursuant to the project to establish an international whole vehicle type approval system.

Reference Number: WP.29/2015/40
Date: 29 December 2014
Proposal Status: Superseded
Related Documents:
WP.29-164-08 | Proposal for clarification of Article 12 of draft Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement
WP.29-166-06 | Position of the Russian Federation with regard to Article 3 – Paragraph 2 of the Draft Revised 1958 Agreement
WP.29/2014/53 | Proposal for Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement
WP.29/2014/82 | Proposal for amendments to draft Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement
WP.29/2016/2 | Proposal for Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement
Discussion(s):
World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 165 | 10-13 Mar 2015

49. The representative of Japan gave an overview of the discussions of the IWG on IWVTA. He referred to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/40 and recalled the discussion of WP.29 at its previous session on the voting majority threshold. He introduced WP.29-165-04 superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/41 aimed at amending Article 3 on special provisions. Noting that some critical comments had been received, he added that the IWG would resume discussions on this issue and report back to the June 2015 session of WP.29.

50. The representative of EU informed WP.29 that the EU Member States continue consultation on voting majority threshold and announced to provide more detailed information on a common position in the next sessions of WP.29. He raised concerns about the late submission of the amendments to Article 3 on special provisions and stressed the importance of freezing the text for the adoption process of the third Revision of the 1958 Agreement.

51. The World Forum agreed to defer discussion on this subject to its forthcoming session in June 2015. The secretariat was, thus, requested to circulate WP.29-165-04 with an official symbol.

53. WP.29 recalled the work related to draft Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement and the position of a number of Contracting Parties to increase the majority-voting threshold from two-thirds to four-fifths. The representative of EU gave an update on the progress of deliberation within the EU on the voting issue. She reported that the work at the EU level had progressed and that the draft proposal had entered in the decision-making process in the Council. She expected that a final position on this issue would be presented in March 2016.

54. The representative of the Russian Federation re-iterated his position in favour of the four-fifths voting threshold.

55. The World Forum agreed to seek, at its forthcoming session in March 2016, unanimity by the Contracting Parties to the 1958 Agreement on the final text of draft Revision 3. For that purpose, the secretariat was requested to prepare a final document, taking into account the editorial correction adopted by the IWG on IWVTA.

World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 167 | 10-13 Nov 2015

49. The representative of Japan gave an overview of the discussions of the IWG on IWVTA. He referred to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/40 and recalled the discussion of WP.29 at its previous session on the voting majority threshold. He introduced WP.29-165-04 superseding ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/41 aimed at amending Article 3 on special provisions. Noting that some critical comments had been received, he added that the IWG would resume discussions on this issue and report back to the June 2015 session of WP.29.

50. The representative of EU informed WP.29 that the EU Member States continue consultation on voting majority threshold and announced to provide more detailed information on a common position in the next sessions of WP.29. He raised concerns about the late submission of the amendments to Article 3 on special provisions and stressed the importance of freezing the text for the adoption process of the third Revision of the 1958 Agreement.

51. The World Forum agreed to defer discussion on this subject to its forthcoming session in June 2015. The secretariat was, thus, requested to circulate WP.29-165-04 with an official symbol.

53. WP.29 recalled the work related to draft Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement and the position of a number of Contracting Parties to increase the majority-voting threshold from two-thirds to four-fifths. The representative of EU gave an update on the progress of deliberation within the EU on the voting issue. She reported that the work at the EU level had progressed and that the draft proposal had entered in the decision-making process in the Council. She expected that a final position on this issue would be presented in March 2016.

54. The representative of the Russian Federation re-iterated his position in favour of the four-fifths voting threshold.

55. The World Forum agreed to seek, at its forthcoming session in March 2016, unanimity by the Contracting Parties to the 1958 Agreement on the final text of draft Revision 3. For that purpose, the secretariat was requested to prepare a final document, taking into account the editorial correction adopted by the IWG on IWVTA.