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WP.29 Agreement
1997 Agreement on Periodical Technical Inspections

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.

The UN Rules currently cover medium and heavy passenger and commercial vehicles; however, the World Forum has agreed to consider expanding the scope to include light vehicles.

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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
3 Dec 2015 3 Dec 2015 | San Marino joins the 1997 Agreement on Vehicle Inspections San Marino San Marino 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
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25 Dec 2014 25 Dec 2014 | Ghana police force gets noise testing equipment 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
9 Oct 2014 9 Oct 2014 | ASA issues 50-state safety inspection review 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
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Development of the Regulation

Pending Changes to 1997 Agreement on Periodical Technical Inspections

Latest Documents

11 Mar 2020
Thirteenth session of the Administrative Committee AC.4 - Determination of the Quorum (item 21) - Consideration and vote by AC.4 (item 22) | WP.29-180-22
11 Mar 2020
17th PTI informal group session: Report to WP.29 | WP.29-180-21
14 Feb 2020
Draft agenda for the 17th PTI informal group session | PTI-17-01/Rev.5
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World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 180 | 9-12 Mar 2020
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