Position Paper: Approval and Market Surveillance of Motor Vehicles and Their Trailers

Manufacturers, policymakers and consumers alike need a robust process to ensure that motor vehicles meet relevant standards. The European Commission’s proposal for a new type approval Framework Regulation goes a long way towards addressing the issues of market surveillance, improvement of the current system and its further harmonisation.

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) welcomes the three key objectives of the Commission’s approach. In this position paper, ACEA makes concrete suggestions to further strengthen the internal market in the most cost-effective manner and to safeguard the environmental and safety performance of motor vehicles.