Minister of Foreign Affairs
from day 4. November 1960
on the agreement concerning the adoption of uniform conditions for the homologation (authentication
conformity) and on mutual recognition of approved equipment and components
of motor vehicles
Change: 42/1996 Coll.
On 20 April. March 1958 was negotiated in Geneva Agreement concerning the adoption of uniform
conditions for the homologation (conformity) and on the mutual recognition of
approval of equipment and components for motor vehicles.
Czechoslovakia acceded to the agreement, subject to article 11/1
The agreement that is not beholden to the provisions of article 10 of the agreement.
President of the Republic signed the instrument of accession of Czechoslovakia to the agreement
with the above mentioned subject to 30 November 2005. March 1960. The instrument of accession was
stored on 12 June 2006. May 1960 with the Secretary-General of the Organization
of the United Nations.
According to article 7 of the Agreement for the Czechoslovak entered
Socialist Republic entered into force on 11 March 2006. July 1960.
The Czech version of the agreement shall be published at the same time.
concerning the adoption of uniform technical prescriptions for wheeled vehicles, equipment
and parts which can be fitted and/or used on wheeled vehicles, and
the conditions for reciprocal recognition of homologation, granted on the basis
These rules ^ ^ *)
The Contracting Parties,
guided by the decision to change the agreement concerning the adoption of uniform conditions for the
and on mutual recognition of approved equipment and components
motor vehicles, done at Geneva on 20 April. in March 1958, and
Desiring to define uniform technical rules that must be met for
certain wheeled vehicles, equipment and parts is sufficient to
(s) could be used (s) in their countries, and desiring to adopt in
their respective States this rule whenever possible, and
Desiring to facilitate the use of the vehicles in their countries, equipment and
parts homologated according to these rules, the competent authorities of other
the Contracting Parties, have agreed as follows:
1. the Administrative Committee, created by all the Contracting
the parties, the rules of procedure set out in Appendix 1 and on the basis of
the following articles and paragraphs, Regulations for the Contracting Parties
wheeled vehicles, equipment and parts which can be fitted to and/or used
on wheeled vehicles. Where necessary, the technical requirements will be
include alternatives and, whenever possible, will be aimed at
properties and will determine the test method. For Contracting Parties which
they decide to take the system type homologation Regulations are intended
conditions for granting type homologation, and for their mutual
For the purposes of this agreement:
The term "wheeled vehicles, equipment and parts" includes all wheel
vehicles, equipment and parts whose characteristics are involved in
road safety, environmental protection and conservation
The term "type approval according to a regulation" is the official
the procedure whereby the competent authorities of one Contracting Party after the desired
Verify declares that the vehicle, equipment or parts supplied by the manufacturer shall carry out
the requirements of the given regulation. Subsequently, the manufacturer confirms, that each
vehicle, equipment or part placed on the market, have been made so as to
are identical to the certified product.
In the application of Legislation, there may be various administrative procedures as
an alternative to the type homologation. The only generally known alternative
the procedure, used by some Member States of the European economic
the Commission is, where the manufacturer self-certification without previous official controls
certify that each of the products they place on the market complies with the
Prescription; the competent administrative authorities may accidental sampling on the market
Verify that products meet the requirements of the autocertifikované
2. the Executive Committee will be created from all of the parties according to the procedural
the rules, set out in Appendix 1. After drawing up a regulation
the procedure indicated in Appendix 1, forward it to the Administrative Committee to the General
the Secretary-General of the United Nations, also known as
"the Secretary-General". Then sends the Secretary-General of the notification of this
Regulation as soon as possible to the Contracting Parties. Prescription shall be deemed
If adopted in a period of six months from the date of the General
the Secretary said, does not inform the Secretary-General of their disagreement with the
Regulation of more than one-third of the contracting parties existing at the time
the notification. Regulation provides the following:
a) wheeled vehicles, equipment or parts concerned;
(b)) the technical requirements, which may include alternatives;
c) test procedures, proving compliance with the requirements of the
characteristics of the product;
d) conditions for granting type-approval and mutual recognition,
including any approval markings and conditions for ensuring
the conformity of production;
e) date (s) when this regulation enters into force.
Prescription may include references to laboratory, responsible for
the competent authorities, which shall carry out the homologation tests
the types of wheeled vehicles, equipment and parts, passed to the homologation.
3. When the Prescription is received, it shall notify the Secretary-General as
soon as possible to all parties together with an indication that the Contracting Parties have raised
reservation and for which the regulation enters into force.
4. For all Contracting Parties which did not notify their disagreement,
the adopted Regulation shall enter into force as of prescription, which is annexed
This agreement, on the date stated therein.
5. Any new Contracting Party may, when depositing its instrument of accession
declare that it is not bound by some Provisions that are at that time
the annex to this agreement, or that is not bound by any of them. If
just the procedure under paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 of this article on the application or
adopted Regulation, the Secretary-General shall forward such a proposal or adopted
Prescription of the new party and the entry for the new Contracting Party in
the validity of the regulation, under the conditions laid down in paragraph 4 of this
article. The Secretary-General shall notify all Contracting Parties of the date of this
entry into force. The Secretary General shall send them a statement of
non-acceptance of certain rules that may make under this paragraph
any of the Contracting Parties.
6. Any Contracting Party applying a regulation may at any time with the
one year's notice to notify the Secretary-General of its
the administrative authority intends to stop this Regulation apply. This
the notification by the Secretary General shall send to the other Contracting Parties.
Approval, granted by that Contracting Party, shall remain in force in their
If a contracting party ceases to issue approval according to
a prescription is required to:
maintain proper supervision on conformity of production of the products previously
granted a type homologation;
take the necessary measures according to article 4 in the event that a Contracting Party
that continues in the application of legislation, shall notify the non-conformity;
notify the competent authorities of the other Contracting Party
decision to withdraw the homologation in accordance with article 5;
continue to grant extensions to existing homologacím.
7. each Contracting Party which is not applied a regulation may at any time
notify the Secretary-General that it intends henceforth to apply it, and
The code for the entry into force of this side of the 60th day after this
the notification. The Secretary-General shall notify all Contracting Parties of each input
the entry into force of a regulation for the new Contracting Party under this
8. the Contracting Parties for which a regulation entered into force,
hereinafter referred to as "the Contracting Parties applying a regulation".
Each Contracting Party which applies the rules for type homologation, it is
obligation to grant type-approval and approval markings as described in
any regulation of the types of wheeled vehicles, equipment or parts to which
Regulation applies, provided that it is technically
eligible and that acknowledges the measures to ensure the conformity of the product with the
homologated type according to the provisions of Appendix 2. If you are not from the top
those conditions are satisfied, any Contracting Party which applies
a regulation to type homologation, shall refuse to grant type-
homologation and certification marks under this regulation.
For wheeled vehicles, equipment or parts which were party to the
exposed type-approval pursuant to article 2 of this agreement and that are
manufactured either in the territory of the Contracting Party which applies
the prescription, or in another State indicated by the Contracting Party that
the types of wheeled vehicles, equipment or parts properly
homologovala, it is considered that they are in accordance with the legislation of all
the Contracting Parties, where that provision when you type homologation.
Where the competent authorities of the Contracting Party which applies a specific
Prescription for type homologation, that certain wheeled vehicles, equipment or
the part bearing the type approval mark assigned by the relevant Regulation
one of the parties, in conformity with the approved types of alerts
to the competent authorities of the Contracting Party which has granted the homologation. This
a Contracting Party is obliged to take the necessary measures to ensure that such
restore the conformity of the products with the manufacturers approved types, and is required to
notify the other Contracting Parties applying the rule type
the homologation, the measures it has taken. These measures may in the case of
the need to include the withdrawal of approval. After receiving information about the
non-conformity with the type certified, and if it could endanger the
road safety or to the environment, it is
a Contracting Party which has granted the homologation, to this fact,
inform all the other Contracting Parties. The Contracting Parties may, at its
territory ban the sale and use of such wheeled vehicles, equipment or
The competent authorities of each Contracting Party, which applies the regulations to
type homologation shall send monthly to the competent authorities of other
of the parties a list of wheeled vehicles, equipment or parts which in
This month refused to grant or withdrawn homologation; If it receives a
a request from a competent authority of another Contracting Party which applies
a regulation to type homologation, in addition, the competent authority is obliged to
that competent authority immediately send a copy of all necessary
the information on the basis of which decided to grant, refuse to grant or
withdraw the homologation of a wheel of the vehicle, equipment or part according to the
such a regulation.
1. States which are members of the Economic Commission for Europe, States,
admitted to the Commission in an advisory capacity according to paragraph 8 of this
the Commission and the regional economic integration organizations, created by
Member States of the Economic Commission for Europe to which their Member
States have transferred powers in the fields covered by this agreement, including
powers of enforcement of binding decisions on behalf of its Member States,
may become Contracting Parties to this agreement. When determining the number of votes
According to article 1 (1). 2, and article 12, paragraph 1. 2 vote by regional organisations
the economic integration of the number of votes of their Member States that are
members of the Economic Commission for Europe.
2. States which are members of the United Nations, and which may
participate in certain activities of the Economic Commission for Europe pursuant to paragraph
11 of the mandate of this Commission, and regional economic integration organizations
such States to which their Member States have transferred competence
governed by this agreement, including the authority to exercise binding decisions
on behalf of its Member States, may become Contracting Parties to this
When determining the number of votes referred to in article 1 (1). 2, and article 12, paragraph 1. 2
regional economic integration organisations shall vote with a number of votes of their
Member States which are members of the United Nations.
3. after the entry into force of the amended agreement, States may not
the Contracting Parties to the 1958 Agreement to the changed agreement
by depositing an instrument with the Secretary-General.
1. The amended agreement will be considered valid after the expiration of the nine
months from the date of its circulation by the Secretary-General to all the Contracting
the parties to the 1958 Agreement.
2. The amended Agreement shall not be regarded as valid, unless the Contracting
the parties to the 1958 Agreement expresses any reservation in period of six
months from the date on which it has sent to the Secretary General.
3. any new Contracting Party acceding to this
the amended Agreement, this amended Agreement shall enter into force on the sixtieth day after the
the date on which that Contracting Party has deposited the instrument of accession.
1. each Contracting Party may denounce this agreement by notification
to the Secretary-General.
2. Denunciation shall take effect on the expiry of twelve months from the date on which
the Secretary General has received the notification.
1. Any new Contracting Party pursuant to article 6 of this agreement, when approach
to this agreement, or at any time thereafter by notification addressed to the
Secretary-General to declare that this agreement will be applied to all or
some of the areas for which he is responsible in international relations. The agreement
in the territory, referred to or described in the notice, will expand after 60
days of the date on which the Secretary General has received the notification.
2. Any new Contracting Party pursuant to article 6 of this agreement, which, according to
paragraph 1 of this article announced the extension of the validity of this agreement on the
any of the territories for which it is responsible in international relations, may
Denounce this territory separately according to the provisions of article 8.
1. Any dispute between two or more Contracting Parties as regards the interpretation
or implementation of this agreement will be resolved by negotiation between them.
2. Any dispute which is not resolved by negotiation, subject to arbitration
procedure, if one of the Contracting Parties in dispute so requests, and
It will then be submitted to one or more arbitrators, selected in the
mutual agreement between the parties in dispute. If the parties to the dispute within three
months from the submission of the request for arbitration, agree on the appointment of the
the arbitrator or arbitrators, any of those parties may request the
the Secretary-General to appoint a single arbitrator to whom the dispute shall be
submitted for decision.
3. the arbitrator or arbitrators designated under paragraph 2 of this
Article, the Contracting Parties in dispute to binding.
1. Any new Contracting Party may, when access to this agreement, declare
that is not to be bound by article 10 of this agreement. The other Contracting
Parties shall not be bound by article 10 against any new Contracting Party,
that has made such a reservation.
2. each Contracting Party shall make a reservation in accordance with paragraph 1 of this
Article may at any time withdraw such reservation by notification addressed to the
to the Secretary-General.
3. No other reservation to this agreement or to the rules, which are
attached, shall not be admitted; each party has but according to article 1 of the
the ability to declare that he does not intend to use one of those rules or that the
does not intend to take any of them.
The regulations, which are attached to this agreement may be amended
use the following procedure:
1. amendments to Legislation accepts the Administrative Committee referred to in article 1 (1). 2, and
This procedure according to Appendix 1. If required, change the include
the existing requirements as an alternative. The Contracting Parties are obliged to
to determine which alternatives will be used. The Contracting Parties,
apply an alternative one Act, not be obliged to recognise
homologation according to previous alternatives of the same regulation. The Contracting Parties,
that apply to only the most recent changes, are not obliged to recognise
homologation according to previous changes or according to the unchanged legislation. The Contracting
by applying an earlier series of amendments or the unamended Regulation, are
be obliged to recognise approval, granted in a later series of amendments. After the adoption of the
changes to the regulation of the Administrative Committee to the Secretary-General.
The Secretary General of such amendment as soon as possible notify the Contracting
Parties which apply this regulation.
2. amendment of the Regulation shall be deemed to be accepted if within six months
from its notification by the Secretary-General does not inform the
the Secretary-General, more than one third of the parties that apply
Prescription at the time of notification of its nesouhlase with the change. If, after this
period, the Secretary-General has not received declarations of disagreement of more than
one-third of the Contracting Parties applying this regulation, it shall
change as soon as possible to be accepted and binding for the Contracting Parties,
applying this regulation and which have not notified objections against change.
If the Prescription changed and at least one-fifth of the Contracting Parties
apply the unamended Regulation subsequently declare that they wish to continue
unamended Regulation, the unamended Regulation for
an alternative to the amended regulation and, as such, will be formally
incorporated into the regulation with effect from the date of acceptance of the amendment or of the date of
its entry into force. In this case, the obligations of the
Parties which apply this regulation, by the same, as set out in paragraph 1.
3. If new Contracting Party to this agreement in the period between
the Secretary General shall notify the draft amendment regulation and the entry of this change
into force, the regulation for the contracting party enters into force
by the time two months after officially accepts the change, or until the two
months after the expiry of six months from the date when that Contracting Party
the Secretary General has sent a proposed amendment.
The text of their own agreement and its appendices may change the following
1. each Contracting Party may propose one or more amendments to this
Agreement and its appendices. The text of any proposed amendment to the agreement and the
the appendices shall be forwarded to the Secretary-General of the United Nations,
It shall circulate to all Contracting Parties and inform all other countries
referred to in article 6 (1). 1 of this agreement.
2. any proposed amendment circulated under paragraph 1 of this article,
shall be deemed to be accepted if no Contracting Party has failed to communicate the reservation to the
six months from the date on which the Secretary-General shall circulate the draft amendments.
3. The Secretary-General shall notify as soon as possible all Contracting Parties whether
the draft amendment was communicated to the reservation. If the design changes are communicated to the
reservation, it shall be deemed that the change was not accepted, and that the amendment shall not enter
force. If they are not disclosed to any such objections, the amendment enters
into force for all Contracting Parties three months after the expiry of the
the six-month period laid down in paragraph 2 of this article.
In addition to the communication on the basis of articles 1, 12 and 13 of this agreement, shall notify the General
Secretary to the Contracting Parties:
and according to article 6);
(b)) date agreement enters into force pursuant to article 7;
(c) denunciations under article 8);
(d) notifications received by) article 9;
e) declarations and notifications received under article 11 (1) 1 and 2;
(f) each change according to the input) article 12, paragraph 1. 1 and 2 come into force;
(g)) entry of any amendment under article 13 para. 3 enter into force.
1. If at the time when the above provisions shall enter into force,
is the adoption of the new regulation of the procedure laid down in article 1 (1). 3 and 4
unchanged, this new Agreement will enter into force according to the provisions of the Regulation
paragraph 5 of that article.
2. If at the time when the above provisions shall enter into force,
is the procedure the adoption of amendment to a regulation pursuant to article 12 paragraph 2. 1
unchanged, this change in the Agreement shall enter into force under the provisions of
of that paragraph.
3. with the consent of all the Contracting Parties to the agreement can be any
Regulation, adopted according to the unchanged agreement, considered Prescription, adopted in
the terms of the above provisions.
In witness whereof, the duly authorised to do so, have signed this
Done at Geneva, this twenty-nine hundred and fifty-eight thousand March in one
original in the English and French languages, both texts being
just as valid.
Composition and rules of procedure of the Administrative Committee
The Administrative Committee is made up of members of all the Contracting Parties to the amended agreement.
The Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Nations Administrative Committee provides secretariat services.
Article 3 of the
At its first session each year, elect a Chairman and Committee
Article 4 of the
The Secretary-General of the United Nations shall convene under the auspices of
The Committee of the Economic Commission for Europe whenever it requires the development
the new regulation or amendment to a regulation.
On the draft of the new regulations will be put to vote. Each State party shall
The agreement shall have one vote. For the adoption of a decision is the necessary number of votes
at least one half of the Contracting Parties. When determining the required
the number of votes of regional economic integration organizations vote that
Parties to the agreement, the number of votes of their Member States.
A representative of the regional economic integration organization may express
the voices of the sovereign States that make up the organization. Proposals for new
Regulations shall be by a two thirds majority of those present and voting.
Article 6 of the
On draft amendments to Regulations shall be voted on. Any State which is a Contracting
party to the agreement and applying such a provision, shall have one vote. For the adoption of
decisions are needed the votes of at least one half of the Contracting Parties,
where such a prescription. Regional economic organization
integration, which are Contracting Parties to the agreement, vote in
determining the number of votes cast the number of votes of their Member States.
A representative of the regional economic integration organization may express
the voices of the sovereign States that apply such a Provision and that
your organization can create. Changes in regulations shall be adopted by a two-thirds
a majority of those present and voting.
Conformity of production
1.1. before it grants the homologation, it is homologující the authority of the Contracting Party
required to verify the existence of satisfactory arrangements and procedures for ensuring
for effective control, so that vehicles, equipment or parts are identical
with the homologated type.
1.2. the authority which has granted type-approval, must verify that they have been
the requirements in paragraph 1.1.; These requirements, however, can also
on behalf of and at the request of the authority granting the homologation, verify
homologující authority of the other Contracting Party. In this case, this second
homologující authority shall issue a statement of compliance with an indication of the areas and
the production facilities that found as appropriate in terms of products,
to be type-approved.
1.3. the Homologující authority must also accept the manufacturer's
registration according to the harmonised standard ISO 9002 (the scope of which the validity of the
apply to products to be approved), or from other
the appropriate accreditation standards such as compliance with the requirements of paragraph 1.1.
The manufacturer must provide details of the registration and undertake to
homologující will notify any changes to the validity of the
registration or its range.
1.4. On receiving an application from the authority of another Contracting Party shall send him
homologující authority immediately of the Declaration of compliance, which is mentioned in the
the last sentence of paragraph 1.2 or advise that it is not such a
CONFORMITY OF PRODUCTION
2.1. every vehicle, equipment or part approved according to Regulation,
which is annexed to this agreement, shall be made so as to reflect the
homologovanému type that meets the requirements of this appendix, and
2.2. the Homologující authority of the Contracting Party which has granted the type-
homologation according to a regulation annexed to this agreement, it is
required to verify that adequate arrangements exist, and each
the homologation is obliged to agree with the producer documented control
plans of the tests or associated checks necessary to verify
lasting conformity to certified type and within the deadlines which
shall, where appropriate, include tests laid down in the relevant regulation.
2.3. The holder of the approval shall in particular:
2.3.1. ensure the existence of procedures for effective control of conformity of products
(vehicles, equipment or parts) to the type homologation;
2.3.2. have access to the control equipment necessary for checking the
the conformity of each type homologovaného;
2.3.3. ensure that test results ' data are recorded and that
period to be determined in agreement with the homologujícím authority have been available
accompanying documents. This period shall not exceed 10 years;
2.3.4. analyse the results of each type of test, in order to verify and
ensure the stability of the product characteristics, the permissible tolerances
2.3.5. ensure that for each type of product at least the tests are carried out
prescribed in this appendix and the tests prescribed in the relevant
2.3.6. ensure that any sampling or test pieces
that shows during the type tests of non-conformity was followed by a new
collection and test. They must take all measures necessary to restore the
the conformity of the corresponding production.
2.4. the authority which has granted the type homologation, may at any time verify
the conformity control method used in each production unit. The usual
the frequency of these verifications must be consistent with (any) measures
adopted under paragraph 1.2. or 1.3. of this Appendix a shall be such
to ensure that appropriate checks are carried out throughout the period, corresponding to the
the State of confidence on the part of homologujícího authority.
2.4.1. At every inspection must be visiting inspector
made available to the test and production records.
2.4.2. Where the nature of the test, the Inspector may randomly
take samples for testing in the manufacturer's laboratory (or by the technical
the Organization, if it sets up a Prescription, which is annexed to this Agreement).
The minimum number of samples to be determined according to the results of own checks
2.4.3. where the level of control appears unsatisfactory, or when it appears
necessary to verify the validity of the tests according to the provisions of paragraph 2.4.2.,
the inspector must take samples which shall be addressed to the technical organization,
which provides type-approval tests.
2.4.4. Homologující authority may carry out any check or test,
prescribed in this appendix or in the applicable regulation, which is
the annex to this agreement.
2.4.5. In cases where, during any of these inspections detected
the disappointing results, the homologující authority is obliged to ensure that the
as soon as possible all the necessary measures to restore the conformity of
*) The former name of the agreement: agreement concerning the adoption of uniform conditions for the
and on mutual recognition of approved equipment and components
motor vehicles, negotiated in Geneva on 20 April. March 1958.