Automotive Regulatory Guide – 2023
The Automotive Regulatory Guide of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) is a unique publication that provides a comprehensive overview of the national and international regulations governing the automotive industry.
The European automotive industry is one of the most heavily regulated, being implicated in more than 150 EU regulations and 30 directives. In this context, ACEA has produced the third edition of the Automotive Regulatory Guide. This one-of-a-kind publication provides a comprehensive overview of national and international regulations impacting the sector – including their applicability to spare parts – covering topics from safety to the environment, technical requirements, telecommunications, and much more.
Europe can and should do better to ensure coherent legislation while enhancing competitiveness internationally. For instance, harmonisation of EU and international regulations will be critical to accelerating the transition towards climate neutrality and fostering international trade – this includes coherent rules concerning how motor vehicles are built and approved. Furthermore, national regulations at the EU member state level, which define additional requirements before products are placed on the market, will also be crucial. In sum, smarter rather than more legislation can unlock the full potential of Europe’s auto industry.
With the support of national and international regulators, the automotive industry is committed to facing today’s challenges for a smarter, greener, and more competitive future.
Harmonisation of EU and international regulations will be critical to accelerating the transition towards climate neutrality and fostering international trade.
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