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  • Writer's pictureEmily Castiaux

Regulation (EU) 2018/858, the new Type Approval Framework Regulation; less than 1 month until entry

Updated: Jan 28, 2021

Regulation (EU) 2018/858 - the new Type Approval Framework Regulation

Less than 1 month until entry into force for the new Type Approval Framework Regulation

As the framework directive 2007/46/EC as amended will be repealed and replaced by Regulation (EU) No. 2018/858 on 1st September 2020, I thought it would be useful to take a look at the new Regulation over the next few weeks.

The new Regulation which covers passenger cars, buses, vans, trucks and trailers; vehicles systems and components has been under development for nearly ten years and draws upon requirements already published for other vehicle categories including tractors and motorcycles as well as experiences from events such as the VW emissions scandal.

A copy of the latest version of the Regulation can be found on this link.

Whilst the technical requirements listed in Annex 2 of the new Regulation, which was published in checks on all parties in the type approval chain.

I plan to provide an overview of the key changes in my blogs this month as we count down to Regulation (EU) No. 2018/858 entering into force.

Look out for these blogs on my website over the next few weeks:

  • What is new for Manufacturers?

  • The impact for Authorities and Technical Services

  • What are the rules around Market Surveillance, Safeguarding & Penalties


Castec Consulting Limited an independent Type Approval, Certification and Compliance consultancy.

We provide specialist services, predominantly in the automotive sector, for companies in the UK and globally seeking assistance in a range of areas including; Type Approval and Compliance, Vehicle Technology and Safety Research, plus the interpretation of automotive legislation.



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