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The World Forum for the harmonization of vehicle regulations (WP.29)


WP.29 is the UN World Forum  dedicated to technical regulations applied to the broad automotive sector, addressing the safety and environmental performance of wheeled vehicles, their subsystems and parts.

Scope of activities

WP.29 defines safety and environmental performance requirements for cars, vans, trucks, coaches, buses, powered two wheelers, agricultural vehicles and non-road mobile machineries (which a broad range of product incl. mobile cranes, railcars, locomotives, inland waterway vessels)

WP.29 in a nutshell

WP.29 in the UN chart:

WP.29 is anchored within the institutional framework of the UNECE Inland Transport Committee.

WP.29's framework:

3 multilateral Agreements, adopted in 1958, 1997 and 1998, provide the legal framework for WP.29 activities as well as the mandate.

More details here.