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Contracting Party
Republic of Korea

Republic of Korea is a Contracting Party to the 1958 and 1998 Agreements. Under the 1958 Agreement, Republic of Korea accepts type approvals for the regulations listed here, but does not issue type approvals of its own.

Please note that Korea’s regulatory system does not include type approvals or the mutual recognition of type approvals. While Korea applies the test procedures of certain UN Regulations, its acceptance of the 1958 Agreement is nominal.

UN(ECE) Regulations

Korea applies 21 UN Regulations.

Recent WP.29 Contributions from Korea

14 Jan
Case studies on analysis of light- duty vehicle Exhaust gas control signal in Korea (GRPE-80-19)
["Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure <p>This GTR prescribes a test cycle and test procedures to measure the emissions (including off-cycle) and fuel efficiency of light-duty vehicles. The GTR was adopted at the March 2014 session of the World Forum.</p>\r\n<p>A supplemental \"phase 1b\" is underway to refine certain elements of the initial regulation. WP.29/AC.3 expects to consider a proposal for Amend. 1 to UN GTR No. 15 in November 2016 as result of Phase 1b activities.</p>\r\n<p>A second phase is expected to address low ambient temperature, high altitude test procedures, and possibly durability and conformity issues.</p>\r\n<p>A third phase would eventually include the addition of reference fuels, correlation across existing regional/national cycles, and introduction of emissions limits.</p>\r\n<p>The <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">latest draft version</a> of the amended GTR is regularly updated by the WLTP informal working group.</p>\r\n<p>The regulation is also supplemented by a <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">gearshift calculation tool</a>.\r\n WLTP Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Emissions Test Procedure GTR No. 15 GTR No. 15", "Worldwide harmonized Real Driving Emissions test procedure During its January 2018 session, GRPE considered presentations by Japan (GRPE-76-18) and OICA (GRPE-76-19) concerning the development and use of \"real driving emissions\" tests using portable emissions measurement systems. The prospect of proliferating RDE requirements prompted GRPE to add RDE harmonization to its agenda. Global RDE Global Real Driving Emissions Test Procedure WP.29 Regulatory Project Global Real Driving Emissions Test Procedure"]
17 Dec 2019
Farewell letter of Mr. Jae-Wan Lee, GRSP Expert from Korea (GRSP-66-42)
11 Nov 2019
Status of vehicles carrying children in Korea (STCBC-02-06)
["To be determined. This issue is currently under discussion within GRSP. <p>In 2008, Spain proposed the development of a UNECE Regulation to govern the installation and use of child restraint systems in M2 and M3 category vehicles (buses and coaches).</p>\r\n<p>The installation and use of seat belts in such vehicles is mandatory in Europe under Directive 2003/20/EC. However, this directive and the related UNECE Regulations only concern adults.</p>\r\n<p>Adult safety belts are not appropriate to restrain minors with a lower height than 135 cm and a lower weight than 36 Kg. Therefore, the use of safety belts for minors is not required under current regulations.</p>\r\n<p>Moreover, UNECE R44 on child restraint systems focuses on M1 vehicles and therefore fails to address child safety on buses.</p> Bus and Coach CRS Child Restraint Systems for Buses and Coaches WP.29 Discussion Topic Child Restraint Systems for Buses and Coaches"]

News & Developments

Eight news articles related to Korea are in the GAR database.