In the Automotive sector are in force the UNECE Regulations (also known as “ECE Regulations”) which set out the requirements that the components of the vehicles must have in order to be placed on the market.

What is UNECE?

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), set up in 1947, is one of five regional commissions of the United Nations.
UNECE’s major aim is to promote pan-European economic integration. To do so, it brings together 56 countries located in the European Union, non-EU Western and Eastern Europe, South-East Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and North America.
All these countries dialogue and cooperate under the aegis of UNECE on economic and sectoral issues, also regulating many aspects of the marketing of products within the European Union (and beyond).
Over 70 international professional organizations and other non-governmental organizations take part in UNECE activities, as well as, all interested United Nations member States.

What is UNECE Transport Division?

The UNECE Transport Division has been providing secretariat services to the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) for more than 50 years. The World Forum has incorporated into its regulatory framework the technological innovations of vehicles to make them safer and more environmentally sound.
In addition to acting as secretariat to the World Forum, the Vehicle Regulations and Transport Innovations section serves as the secretariat of the Administrative Committee for the coordination of work, and of the Administrative/Executives Committees of the three Agreements (1958 Agreement – 1997 Agreement – 1998 Agreement) on vehicles administered by the World Forum.
CELAB is able to assist the client in obtaining the CE marking on the electronic parts that are installed inside the vehicles, through the recognition by VTS Malta, CELAB partner.
In particular, CELAB is equipped for testing related to R10 Regulation, the electromagnetic compatibility testing for CE marking, the environmental and qualification tests of objects ranging in vehicles and that have to follow the technical standards of the manufacturers (eg. FIAT).
All tests are supervised by VTS Malta, that directly follows issuing of the CE marking documents.
Among the various test possibilities, in particular, there are climatic tests on vehicles, for example:
  • EN 1789:2007 for the ambulances
  • UN-ECE test


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