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1998 Global Agreement

Agreement concerning the establishing of global technical regulations for wheeled vehicles, equipment, and parts which can be fitted and/or be used on wheeled vehicles

The 1998 Global Agreement provides the framework for establishing UN Global Technical Regulations. Under the Agreement, the World Forum maintains a Compendium of Candidates listing national and/or regional regulations proposed by Contracting Parties as possible bases for the development of Global Technical Regulations. Items remain on this list for five years unless renewed by request of a Contracting Party.

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16 Nov 2018 16 Nov 2018 | European Commission presents final road safety figures for 2017 EC and EU European Commission and European Union Agreement Concerning the Adoption of Uniform Technical Prescriptions for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts which can be Fitted and/or be Used on Wheeled Vehicles and the Conditions for Reciprocal Recognition of Approvals Granted on the Basis of these Prescriptions The 1958 Agreement regulates the functioning of the international system for the recognition of type approvals under UN Regulations. The Agreement specifies how regulations are to be established and how the system operates whereby an approval under a given regulation accorded by one country can be accepted by all other countries applying that regulation. The program to establish an international system for whole vehicles (as opposed to the current focus on individual vehicle components and systems) includes an important restructuring of the 1958 Agreement. Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement enters into force on 14 September 2017. 1958 Agreement 1958 Agreement United Nations Agreement 1958 Agreement, Agreement Concerning the Adoption of Uniform Conditions for Periodical Technical Inspections of Wheeled Vehicles and the Reciprocal Recognition of such Inspections Also known as the Vienna Agreement of 1997, this agreement aims to harmonize the content and frequency of vehicle inspections across Europe. Regulations established under the 1997 Agreement are known as UN Rules. Presently, there are two UN Rules, covering environmental protection (UN Rule No. 1) and roadworthiness (UN Rule No. 2). The agreement developed out of the European Economic Commission's Regional Conference on Transport and the Environment (RCTE) and the principle instruments use that designation. 1997 Agreement 1997 Agreement on Periodical Technical Inspections United Nations Agreement 1997 Agreement on Periodical Technical Inspections, and Agreement concerning the establishing of global technical regulations for wheeled vehicles, equipment, and parts which can be fitted and/or be used on wheeled vehicles The 1998 Global Agreement provides the framework for establishing UN Global Technical Regulations. Under the Agreement, the World Forum maintains a Compendium of Candidates listing national and/or regional regulations proposed by Contracting Parties as possible bases for the development of Global Technical Regulations. Items remain on this list for five years unless renewed by request of a Contracting Party. 1998 Agreement 1998 Global Agreement United Nations Agreement 1998 Global Agreement
13 Jul 2016 13 Jul 2016 | Billions could be saved each year through automotive safety regulatory convergence under TTIP ACEA, Alliance, EU, and USA European Automobile Manufacturers' Association, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, European Union, and United States of America Agreement concerning the establishing of global technical regulations for wheeled vehicles, equipment, and parts which can be fitted and/or be used on wheeled vehicles The 1998 Global Agreement provides the framework for establishing UN Global Technical Regulations. Under the Agreement, the World Forum maintains a Compendium of Candidates listing national and/or regional regulations proposed by Contracting Parties as possible bases for the development of Global Technical Regulations. Items remain on this list for five years unless renewed by request of a Contracting Party. 1998 Agreement 1998 Global Agreement United Nations Agreement 1998 Global Agreement and Special Resolution No. 2 - Improvement in the implementation of the 1998 Global Agreement The purpose of this Special Resolution is to provide a framework through which the representatives of the World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) and other interested stakeholders can work to improve the implementation of the 1998 Global Agreement. SR 2: 1998 Agreement Improvement Special Resolution No. 2: 1998 Agreement Improvement United Nations Agreement Special Resolution No. 2: 1998 Agreement Improvement
3 Mar 2016 3 Mar 2016 | UK Minister for Trade and Investment pushes for TTIP conclusion EU, UK, and USA European Union, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and United States of America Agreement concerning the establishing of global technical regulations for wheeled vehicles, equipment, and parts which can be fitted and/or be used on wheeled vehicles The 1998 Global Agreement provides the framework for establishing UN Global Technical Regulations. Under the Agreement, the World Forum maintains a Compendium of Candidates listing national and/or regional regulations proposed by Contracting Parties as possible bases for the development of Global Technical Regulations. Items remain on this list for five years unless renewed by request of a Contracting Party. 1998 Agreement 1998 Global Agreement United Nations Agreement 1998 Global Agreement
3 Dec 2015 3 Dec 2015 | San Marino joins the 1998 Global Agreement San Marino San Marino Agreement concerning the establishing of global technical regulations for wheeled vehicles, equipment, and parts which can be fitted and/or be used on wheeled vehicles The 1998 Global Agreement provides the framework for establishing UN Global Technical Regulations. Under the Agreement, the World Forum maintains a Compendium of Candidates listing national and/or regional regulations proposed by Contracting Parties as possible bases for the development of Global Technical Regulations. Items remain on this list for five years unless renewed by request of a Contracting Party. 1998 Agreement 1998 Global Agreement United Nations Agreement 1998 Global Agreement
14 Apr 2015 14 Apr 2015 | UNECE and Global NCAP call for worldwide adherence to UN car safety standards Global NCAP Global New Car Assessment Programme Agreement Concerning the Adoption of Uniform Technical Prescriptions for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts which can be Fitted and/or be Used on Wheeled Vehicles and the Conditions for Reciprocal Recognition of Approvals Granted on the Basis of these Prescriptions The 1958 Agreement regulates the functioning of the international system for the recognition of type approvals under UN Regulations. The Agreement specifies how regulations are to be established and how the system operates whereby an approval under a given regulation accorded by one country can be accepted by all other countries applying that regulation. The program to establish an international system for whole vehicles (as opposed to the current focus on individual vehicle components and systems) includes an important restructuring of the 1958 Agreement. Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement enters into force on 14 September 2017. 1958 Agreement 1958 Agreement United Nations Agreement 1958 Agreement, Agreement Concerning the Adoption of Uniform Conditions for Periodical Technical Inspections of Wheeled Vehicles and the Reciprocal Recognition of such Inspections Also known as the Vienna Agreement of 1997, this agreement aims to harmonize the content and frequency of vehicle inspections across Europe. Regulations established under the 1997 Agreement are known as UN Rules. Presently, there are two UN Rules, covering environmental protection (UN Rule No. 1) and roadworthiness (UN Rule No. 2). The agreement developed out of the European Economic Commission's Regional Conference on Transport and the Environment (RCTE) and the principle instruments use that designation. 1997 Agreement 1997 Agreement on Periodical Technical Inspections United Nations Agreement 1997 Agreement on Periodical Technical Inspections, and Agreement concerning the establishing of global technical regulations for wheeled vehicles, equipment, and parts which can be fitted and/or be used on wheeled vehicles The 1998 Global Agreement provides the framework for establishing UN Global Technical Regulations. Under the Agreement, the World Forum maintains a Compendium of Candidates listing national and/or regional regulations proposed by Contracting Parties as possible bases for the development of Global Technical Regulations. Items remain on this list for five years unless renewed by request of a Contracting Party. 1998 Agreement 1998 Global Agreement United Nations Agreement 1998 Global Agreement
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Pending Changes to 1998 Global Agreement

Latest Documents

4 Mar 2020
Executive Committee of the 1998 Agreement - Proposals for amendments to UN GTRs | WP.29-180-09
4 Mar 2020
Status of the 1998 Agreement of the global registry and of the compendium of candidates - Situation on priorities and proposals to develop UN GTRs as of 5 March 2020 | WP.29-180-08
12 Nov 2019
Status of the 1998 Agreement | WP.29/1073/Rev.26
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World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 180 | 9-12 Mar 2020
World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 179 | 12-14 Nov 2019
World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 178 | 24-28 Jun 2019
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