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WP.29 Agreement
1958 Agreement

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.

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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
19 Mar 2018 19 Mar 2018 | Brexit: ACEA call for urgent action to solve sector-specific issues ACEA and EU European Automobile Manufacturers' Association 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 and UN Regulation No. 0 on uniform provisions concerning the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval UN Regulation No. 0 establishes a system for mutual recognition of whole vehicle type approvals within the framework of the 1958 Agreement. This regulation is unique in that it governs how a manufacturer may obtain a single vehicle-level approval representing compliance across multiple UN Regulations. In other words, UN R0 does not prescribe technical provisions for the evaluation of performance as much as it describes how approvals under UN Regulations may be consolidated into a single approval. WP.29 adopted the initial regulation (international approval superseding some but not all national/regional requirements) during its November 2017 session. A second phase of work is underway to expand the scope of the regulation. International Whole Vehicle Type Approval International Whole Vehicle Type Approval System (IWVTA) UN Regulation No. 0 UN R0
12 Sep 2017 12 Sep 2017 | New measures to facilitate global access to UN vehicle regulations on safety and environmental performance 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
19 Jun 2017 19 Jun 2017 | Revision 3 of the 1958 enters into force 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
14 Dec 2016 14 Dec 2016 | Depositary Notification issued for Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement 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
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Pending Changes to 1958 Agreement

Latest Documents

11 Dec 2019
UN R137: Proposal for the 02 series of amendments | GRSP-66-36
11 Dec 2019
UN R100: Proposal for the 03 series of amendments (consolidated) | GRSP-66-35
11 Dec 2019
UN R95: Proposal for a 05 series of amendments | GRSP-66-33
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World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 179 | 12-14 Nov 2019
Working Party on Automated Vehicles | Session 4 | 24-27 Sep 2019
World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 178 | 24-28 Jun 2019
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