The approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles

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EESC opinion: The approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles

Key points


  • supports the proposed shift from a directive to a regulation;
  • urges the Commission, the Parliament and the Council to adopt a suitable and ambitious timeline for adoption of the delegated and implementing acts;
  • believes that an effective and straightforward system for coordination and cooperation between all the parties involved, especially the Member States' activities, is essential;
  • welcomes further clarification and simplification of the procedures and requirements impacting on small and medium enterprises, together with niche markets, spare parts and components;
  • recommends that the type-approval of aftermarket products impacting on safety and environmental performances be duly considered and regulated.


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