Product Compliance & Automotive Regulatory

We identify and keep track of worldwide regulatory changes with the focus on areas such as:

product compliance, product safety, vehicle type approval and homologation, import restrictions, international trade law, radio certification, material compliance, chemistry, environmental regulations, electric vehicles, cybersecurity and autonomous driving.

Below you will find an excerpt of the world News on regulations from these areas.
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Draft Ministerial Regulation on technical regulations in Vietnam

The Vietnamese Ministry of Transport, proposes a new  draft  National  Technical  Regulation in order to specifiy  technical requirements and test methods for rims and wheels of motorcycles and mopeds.

This draft national technical regulation applies to companies that manufacture or import wheels or rims for motorcycles and mopeds.

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New regulation for vehicle radars in Vietnam

The Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) has issued a new regulation for vehicle radars that use the 76-77 GHz frequency band

The Circular 09/2021/TT-BTTTT includes the new standard QCVN 124:2021/BTTTT – national technical regulation on radar equipment operating in the frequency range 76 GHz to 77 GHz for ground based vehicle.

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New regulation on vehicle headlamps

Vietnam published a Draft National Technical Regulation on road vehicles headlamps

The Draft National Technical Regulation QCVN 35:2021/BGTVT specifies the testing of optical characteristics of headlamps for road vehicles and replaces the previous regulation QCVN 35:2017/BGTVT.

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EU-Vietnam FTA and remanufactured products

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement came into force on the 1 August 2020. It contains, among others, some facilitations for the import of remanufactured products

The EU-Vietnam agreement is the most comprehensive trade agreement the EU has concluded with a developing country. Many important EU export products, such as pharmaceuticals, chemicals or machinery will already enjoy duty free import conditions as of entry into force. The FTA also contains specific provisions to address regulatory barriers for EU car and vehicle spare parts exports.

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New technical regulation on emissions

Recently, Vietnam has published Draft National Technical Regulation on the fourth level of gaseous pollutants emissions for new assembled, manufactured and imported automobiles amending the previous regulation QCVN 86:2015/BGTVT

The Technical Regulation specifies the emission limits, exhausting test and methods, requirements for management and performing of the fourth level of gaseous pollutants emissions on quality inspection of technical safety and environmental protection.

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Updates to the list of regulated radio equipment

Vietnam introduces changes to its list of radio devices subject to type approval

Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has published a Draft Circular which shall replace Circular 05/2019/TT-BTTTT and establish a new list of radio products covered by the Vietnamese type approval. The existing list will not change completely, however, a few modifications will be introduced.

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