Guidance on amendments to UN Regulations annexed to the 1958 Agreement
52. The representative of Japan, Chair of the IWG on IWVTA, presented the Draft General Guidelines for United Nation regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN Regulations (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/107, Corr.1 and Add.1). These guidelines aim to streamline 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. The World Forum noted the intention of the IWG on IWVTA to further consider a number of amendments recommended by Contracting Parties and by the Working Parties for consideration at the next sessions of WP.29.
53. WP.29 adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/107, Corr.1 and Add.1, as amended below:
“Paragraph 6.1., shall be deleted.
53 bis. The representative of the Russian Federation noted that the proposal to delete item 6.1. would require additional elaboration verifying legal consequences, therefore the Russian Federation reserved its position on the issue.
54. The representative of OICA introduced WP.29-173-14 to raise concerns that the new rules for extensions to existing type approvals under paragraph 31(b) of the guideline document were developed after the most recent amendments to UN Regulations, which therefore obviously could not take into account these new Rules. As a result, recently adopted Supplements could unexpectedly have a retroactive impact on some vehicle type approvals when these are extended. He proposed that Supplements to UN Regulations adopted by AC.1 at its March and June 2017 sessions should not be subject to paragraph 31 of the guidelines.
54 bis. WP.29 noted the proposal from OICA but did not support it.