We are the designated UK Approval Authority and Technical Service for type approval to all automotive European Community (EC) Directives and the equivalent United Nations Economic Community for Europe (ECE) Regulations.
Conformity of Production (CoP) is a means of evidencing the ability to produce a series of products that exactly match the specification, performance and marking requirements outlined in the type approval documentation.
In addition to our Type Approval role, we carry out a number of additional certification activities. Learn more about these here.
Our Dangerous Goods Office is the UK authority for the certification of packaging and intermediate bulk containers used for the transport of dangerous goods, in accordance with national and international regulations.
This service will be of interest to you if you're wishing to permanently import a car, motorcycle, or goods vehicle into the UK.
In addition to providing type approval technical and approval authority services, we can also provide copies of all automotive European Community and UN ECE legislation in a number of ways.
We have developed databases listing most of the cars and new vans available for sale in the UK. Follow the link below for more information on using the databases, and the other related services to industry offered by us.
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