Government and International Relations

While national and regional government lobbying is generally left in the hands of our Affiliated or Allied Associations, NGV Global plays an active and supportive role in this, as and when required.

Our current Government Relations activities are mainly focussed on the United Nations, where we have special consultative status with its Economic and Social Council.

This includes participation in the framework of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (ECE – WP.29). WP.29 is a unique worldwide regulatory forum within the institutional framework of the UNECE Inland Transport Committee. Three UN Agreements, adopted in 1958, 1997 and 1998, provide the legal framework allowing Contracting Parties (member countries) attending the WP.29 sessions to establish regulatory instruments concerning motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment.

UNECE Activities include:

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UNECE GRPE
(Gaseous Fuelled Vehicles, Heavy Duty Dual Fuel & LNG Task Forces)

Work of the LNG Task Force has been completed. Activities of the GFV group and the HDDF Task Force are on-going.

Provision of support to the drafting process, dissemination of information to members and provision of feedback, in collaboration with NGVAE.
UNECE GRSG
Working Party on General Safety Provisions

Propose to seek mandate for new Informal Group on NGV-R110 to review and update UNECE R.110. NGV Global will provide secretariat for the new group.

Preparation of proposal and
provision of secretariat plus dissemination of information to members and provision of feedback, in collaboration with NGVAE.
UNECE ADR
International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road

Working in collaboration with AEGPL for revision of ADR regulation to allow CNG propulsion for ADR-certified vehicles (currently not specified as allowed in the regulation).

Provision of support to the revision process, dissemination of information to members and provision of feedback. Joint action with NGVAE.

See our UN ECE Regulations page for more details (login required).

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