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Document 22021D1082

Decision No 3 of the Korea-EU Trade Committee of 29 April 2021 on the amendment of Appendices 2-C-2 and 2-C-3 of Annex 2-C to the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (2021/1082)

PUB/2021/430

OJ L 235, 2.7.2021, p. 1–10 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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2.7.2021   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 235/1


DECISION No 3 OF THE KOREA-EU TRADE COMMITTEE

of 29 April 2021

on the amendment of Appendices 2-C-2 and 2-C-3 of Annex 2-C to the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement

(2021/1082)

THE TRADE COMMITTEE,

Having regard to the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union (‘EU’) and its Member States of the one part, and the Republic of Korea (‘Korea’), of the other part (hereinafter the ‘Agreement’ and the ‘Parties’, respectively), and in particular Articles 15.1.4(c) and 15.5.2 thereof, and Article 3(d) of Annex 2-C thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Pursuant to Article 15.1.4(c) of the Agreement, the Trade Committee established by the Parties may consider amendments to the Agreement or amend provisions of the Agreement in cases specifically provided for in the Agreement.

(2)

Article 15.5.2 of the Agreement provides that a decision of the Trade Committee to amend the Annexes, Appendices, Protocols and Notes to the Agreement may be adopted by the Parties, subject to their respective applicable legal requirements and procedures.

(3)

Article 3(d) of Annex 2-C to the Agreement mandates the Parties to review Appendices 2-C-2 and 2-C-3 of Annex 2-C no less than every three years from the entry into force of the Agreement with a view to furthering the acceptance of products as set out in subparagraph (a) of the same Article, taking into account any regulatory developments that may have occurred internationally or within the Parties. It further specifies that any modifications to Appendices 2-C-2 and 2-C-3 shall be decided upon by the Trade Committee.

(4)

The EU and Korea have modified the technical regulations in order to maintain the same degree of market access covered by Article 1.2 of Annex 2-C to the Agreement. Moreover, the references to ‘UNECE’ in Appendices 2-C-2 and 2-C-3 should now read as references to ‘UN Reg.’ following the Agreement concerning the Adoption of Harmonized Technical United Nations Regulations for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts which can be Fitted and/or be Used on Wheeled Vehicles and the Conditions for Reciprocal Recognition of Approvals Granted on the Basis of these United Nations Regulations (Revision 3) (1) of 20 October 2017.

(5)

Table 1 of Appendix 2-C-2 has been modified in the following way:

(a)

Since UN Regulations apply on a compulsory basis in the EU, for simplicity reasons it has been decided to delete the references to EU Regulations (e.g. GSR) and Directives in the ‘Corresponding EU Technical Regulation’ column, and the column has been left blank.

(b)

However, where there are no applicable UN Regulations or where the scope of UN Regulations is inadequate, such as in the case of ‘Permissible sound level’ for example, then the EU Regulations or Directives replace or complement the UN regulations. For this reason, a reference to ‘if existing’ has been introduced in the ‘Corresponding EU Technical Regulation’ column.

(c)

Concerning ‘Permissible sound level’ and ‘Replacement silencing systems’, Regulation (EU) No 540/2014 has been added under the Corresponding EU Technical Regulation because it repeals Directive 70/157/EEC and applies in a time-staggered fashion.

(d)

‘Emissions’ has been replaced with ‘Emissions light vehicles’ because the UN Reg. 83 requirement applies to M1 and N1 vehicle categories only. Moreover, the reference to ‘Directive 70/220/EEC’ has been deleted because it has been repealed and replaced by ‘Regulations (EC) No 715/2007, (EC) No 692/2008, (EU) No 459/2012, (EU) 2016/427, (EU) 2016/646, (EU) 2017/1151, (EU) 2017/1154 and (EU) 2018/1832’, which have been added under the Corresponding EU Technical Regulation.

(e)

Concerning ‘Replacement catalytic converters’, the reference to ‘Directive 70/220/EEC’ has been deleted because it has been repealed and replaced by ‘Regulations (EC) No 715/2007 and (EC) No 692/2008’ which have been added under the Corresponding EU Technical Regulation.

(f)

Moreover, for those subjects whose names change, such as from ‘Braking’ and ‘Braking’ which have been replaced with ‘Braking heavy vehicles’ and ‘Braking light vehicles’, these changes were done for clarity purposes.

(g)

On ‘Diesel smoke’, ‘Directive 72/306/EEC’ has been deleted since it has been replaced by ‘Regulation (EC) No 692/2008’ which has been added in Table 1 under the Corresponding EU Technical Regulation.

(h)

On ‘CO2 emissions – Fuel consumption’, ‘Directive 80/1268/EEC’ has been replaced by ‘Regulation (EC) No 692/2008’ which has been added in Table 1 under the Corresponding EU Technical Regulation, and the subject now refers to ‘CO2 emissions - Fuel consumption passenger cars with no more than eight seats in addition to the driver's seat’ in order to fully respect the scope of that regulation.

(i)

On ‘Engine power’, ‘Directive 80/1269/EEC’ has been deleted since it has been replaced by ‘Regulations (EC) No 692/2008 and (EU) No 582/2011’ which have been added in Table 1 under the Corresponding EU Technical Regulation.

(j)

On ‘Emissions heavy duty vehicles’, ‘Directive 2005/55/EC’ has been replaced by ‘Regulations (EC) No 595/2009, (EU) No 582/2011 and (EU) 2016/1718’, which have been added in Table 1 under the Corresponding EU Technical Regulation. The subject has also been renamed ‘Emissions heavy duty vehicles’ because UN Regulation 49 applies to heavy duty vehicles (i.e. vehicles with a reference mass exceeding 2 610 kg).

(6)

Table 2 of Appendix 2-C-2 remains unchanged.

(7)

Table 1 of Appendix 2-C-3 has been modified in the following way:

(a)

On ‘Occupant crash protection’‘Frontal’, ‘KMVSS Article 102 Paragraphs 1 and 3’ have replaced the reference to ‘KMVSS Article 102’ under the Corresponding Korean Technical Regulations due to a revision of KMVSS.

(b)

On ‘Occupant crash protection’‘Side’, ‘KMVSS Article 102 Paragraph 1’ has replaced the reference to ‘KMVSS Article 102’ under the Corresponding Korean Technical Regulations due to a revision of KMVSS.

(c)

The whole line on ‘Towing hook’ has been replaced. Specifically, ‘Towing hook’ has been replaced by ‘Towing devices’, as ‘Towing devices’ is the official concept referred to in Regulation (EU) No 1005/2010. Moreover, the requirements for ‘Towing devices’ are now ‘Regulation (EU) No 1005/2010’ instead of ‘77/389/EEC’. Finally, the Corresponding Korean Technical Regulations now read ‘KMVSS Article 20 paragraph 1’ which has replaced the previous reference to ‘KMVSS Article 20 Items 1, 2, 4’.

(d)

On ‘Lighting and signalling system’, KMVSS Article 106 Items 1 to 10 have been deleted from the corresponding Korean Technical Regulations on ‘Head lamp’, ‘Front fog lamp’, ‘Backup lamp’, ‘Clearance lamp’, ‘Registration plate lamp’, ‘Tail lamp’, ‘Stop lamp’, ‘Centre high mounted stop lamp’, ‘Turn signal’, ‘Auxiliary turn signal’ and ‘Rear fog lamp’ due to a revision of KMVSS.

(e)

On ‘Lighting and signalling system’‘Installation’, the Corresponding Korean Technical Regulations now read ‘KMVSS Articles 38, 38-2, 38-3, 38-4, 38-5, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 44-2, 45, 45-2, 47 and 49’ which have replaced the previous reference to ‘KMVSS Articles 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45 and 47’. This is due to a revision of KMVSS.

(f)

‘Lighting and signalling system’, ‘Daytime running lamp’ and ‘Cornering lamp’ have been added to the table due to a revision of KMVSS and in order to reflect the updated installation requirements on ‘Lighting and signalling system’.

(g)

On ‘Lighting and signalling system’, ‘Centre high mounted stop lamp’, in addition to the deletion of KMVSS Article 106 Item 8, paragraph 3 of KMVSS Article 43 has also been deleted because it has been replaced by the Corresponding Korean Technical Regulations ‘KMVSS Article 43 Paragraph 2’.

(h)

On ‘Lighting and signalling system’, ‘Side marker lamp’ has been added to the table due to a revision of KMVSS and in order to reflect the updated installation requirements on ‘Lighting and signalling system’.

(i)

On ‘Lighting and signalling system’‘Retro-reflection devices’, the Corresponding Korean Technical Regulations now read ‘KMVSS Article 49’ which has replaced the previous reference to ‘KMVSS Article 49 paragraphs 1, 2, Article 107’. This is due to a revision of KMVSS.

(j)

On ‘Engine power’, the Corresponding Korean Technical Regulations now read ‘KMVSS Article 111’ which has replaced the previous reference to ‘KMVSS Article 11 Paragraph 1 Item 2, Article 111’. This is due to a revision of KMVSS.

(k)

On ‘Device for securing driver's visibility’, the references under ‘Requirements’ to ‘78/318/EEC’ and ‘78/317/EEC’ have been deleted since they have been repealed and replaced by ‘Regulation (EU) No 1008/2010’ or ‘Regulation (EU) No 672/2010’. The Corresponding Korean Technical Regulations remain unchanged.

(l)

On ‘Seat belt assembly anchorages’, the Corresponding Korean Technical Regulations now read ‘KMVSS Article 27 Paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4; Article 103’ which have replaced the previous references to ‘KMVSS Article 27 Paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Article 103 Paragraphs 1, 2, 3’. This is due to a revision of KMVSS.

(m)

On ‘Emission and noise (except the passer-by noise of 3 or 4 wheels) for motor cycles’, the references under ‘Requirements’ to, inter alia, ‘Directives 2002/51/EC, 2003/77/EC, 97/24/EC Chapters 5 and 9’ have been deleted, since they have been repealed and replaced by, inter alia, ‘Regulations (EU) No 168/2013 and (EU) No 134/2014’. The Corresponding Korean Technical Regulations remain unchanged.

(n)

On ‘Emission Diesel (incl. OBD)’‘Below 3.5t vehicle’, the following references under ‘Requirements’ have been added: ‘Regulations (EC) No 715/2007’ and ‘(EU) No 459/2012’ because these are the applicable Regulations that correspond to KMVSS. The Corresponding Korean Technical Regulations remain unchanged.

(o)

On ‘Emission Diesel (incl. OBD)’‘Over 3.5t vehicle’, the reference under ‘Requirements’ to, inter alia, ‘Regulation (EC) No 692/2008’ has been deleted and replaced with, inter alia, ‘Regulations (EC) No 595/2009 and (EU) No 582/2011’ because ‘Regulation (EC) No 692/2008’ does not deal with heavy duty vehicles. The Corresponding Korean Technical Regulations remain unchanged.

(p)

On ‘Tyres’, the Corresponding Korean Technical Regulations now read ‘Electrical Appliances and Consumer Products Safety Control Act Articles 15, 18 and 19; Enforcement Rules of Electrical Appliances and Consumer Products Safety Control Act Article 3, paragraph 4, Article 26; KMVSS Article 12 Paragraph 1’ which have replaced the previous reference to ‘Quality Management Safety and Control of Industrial Products Act (QMSCIPA) (Articles 19, 20, 21); Enforcement Rules of QMSCIPA Article 2 paragraph 2, Article 19’. This is because QMSCIPA has been replaced by the ‘Electrical Appliances and Consumer Products Safety Control Act’.

(8)

Table 2 of Appendix 2-C-3 remains unchanged.

(9)

Pursuant to Article 12.2 in the Annex to Decision No 1 of the EU- Korea Trade Committee of 23 December 2011 on the adoption of the rules of procedure of the Trade Committee, in the period between the meetings of the Trade Committee it can adopt decisions by written procedure if both Parties agree. The written procedure would consist of an exchange of notes between the Chairpersons of the Trade Committee,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Table 1 of Appendix 2-C-2 of Annex 2-C to the Agreement shall be replaced by Table 1 of Annex 1 to this Decision.

Article 2

Table 1 of Appendix 2-C-3 of Annex 2-C to the Agreement shall be replaced by Table 1 of Annex 2 to this Decision.

Article 3

This Decision shall enter into force on the first day of the month following the date on which the Parties exchange written notifications through diplomatic channels certifying that they have completed their respective applicable legal requirements and procedures necessary for its entry into force.


(1)  E/ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.3.


ANNEX 1

Appendix 2-C-2

Table 1

List referred to in Article 3(a)(i) of Annex 2-C

Subject

Requirements

Corresponding EU Technical Regulation (if existing) (1)

Permissible sound level

UN Reg. (2) 51

Directive 70/157/EEC, Regulation (EU) No 540/2014

Replacement silencing systems

UN Reg. 59

Directive 70/157/EEC, Regulation (EU) No 540/2014

Emissions light vehicles

UN Reg. 83

Regulations (EC) No 715/2007, (EC) No 692/2008, (EU) No 459/2012, (EU) 2016/427, (EU) 2016/646, (EU) 2017/1151, (EU) 2017/1154, (EU) 2018/1832

Replacement catalytic converters

UN Reg. 103

Regulations (EC) No 715/2007 and (EC) No 692/2008

Fuel tanks

UN Reg. 34

 

LPG tanks

UN Reg. 67

 

CNG tanks

UN Reg. 110

 

Rear protective device

UN Reg. 58

 

Steering effort

UN Reg. 79

 

Door latches and hinges

UN Reg. 11

 

Audible warning

UN Reg. 28

 

Indirect vision devices

UN Reg. 46

 

Braking heavy vehicles

UN Reg. 13

 

Braking light vehicles

UN Reg. 13H

 

Brake linings

UN Reg. 90

 

Radio interference (electromagnetic compatibility)

UN Reg. 10

 

Diesel smoke

UN Reg. 24

Regulation (EC) No 692/2008

Interior fittings

UN Reg. 21

 

Anti-theft

UN Reg. 18

 

Anti-theft and immobiliser

UN Reg. 116

 

Vehicle alarm systems

UN Reg. 97

UN Reg. 116

 

Behaviour of steering device under impact

UN Reg. 12

 

Seat strength

UN Reg. 17

 

Seat strength (buses and coaches)

UN Reg. 80

 

Exterior projections

UN Reg. 26

 

Speedometer

UN Reg. 39

 

Seat belt anchorages

UN Reg. 14

 

Installation of lighting and light signalling devices

UN Reg. 48

 

Retro reflectors

UN Reg. 3

 

End-outline/front-position (side)/rear- position (side)/stop lamps

UN Reg. 7

 

Daytime running lamps

UN Reg. 87

 

Side marker lamps

UN Reg. 91

 

Direction indicators

UN Reg. 6

 

Rear registration plate lamp

UN Reg. 4

 

Headlamps (R2 and HS1)

UN Reg. 1

 

Headlamps (sealed beam)

UN Reg. 5

 

Headlamps (H1, H2, H3, HB3, HB4, H7, and/or H8, H9, HIR1, HIR2 and/or H11)

UN Reg. 8

 

Headlamps (H4)

UN Reg. 20

 

Headlamps (halogen sealed beam)

UN Reg. 31

 

Filament lamps for use in approved lamp units

UN Reg. 37

 

Headlamps with gas-discharge light sources

UN Reg. 98

 

Gas-discharge light sources for use in approved gas-discharge lamp units

UN Reg. 99

 

Headlamps (asymmetrical passing beam)

UN Reg. 112

 

Adaptative front-lighting systems

UN Reg. 123

 

Front fog lamps

UN Reg. 19

 

Rear fog lamps

UN Reg. 38

 

Reversing lamps

UN Reg. 23

 

Parking lamps

UN Reg. 77

 

Seat belts and restraint systems

UN Reg. 16

 

Child restraints

UN Reg. 44

 

Front forward field of vision

UN Reg. 125

 

Identification of controls, tell-tales and indicators

UN Reg. 121

 

Heating systems

UN Reg. 122

 

Head restraints (combined with seats)

UN Reg. 17

 

Head restraints

UN Reg. 25

 

CO2 emissions - Fuel consumption passenger cars with no more than eight seats in addition to the driver's seat

UN Reg. 101

Regulation (EC) No 692/2008

Engine power

UN Reg. 85

Regulations (EC) No 692/2008 and (EU) No 582/2011

Emissions heavy duty vehicles

UN Reg. 49

Regulations (EC) No 595/2009, (EU) No 582/2011, (EU) 2016/1718

Lateral protection

UN Reg. 73

 

Safety glazing

UN Reg. 43

 

Tyres, motor vehicles and their trailers

UN Reg. 30

 

Tyres, commercial vehicles and their trailers

UN Reg. 54

 

Temporary-use spare wheels/tyres

UN Reg. 64

 

Rolling sound

UN Reg. 117

 

Speed limitation devices

UN Reg. 89

 

Couplings

UN Reg. 55

 

Close-coupling device

UN Reg. 102

 

Flammability

UN Reg. 118

 

Buses and coaches

UN Reg. 107

 

Strength of superstructure (buses and coaches)

UN Reg. 66

 

Frontal impact

UN Reg. 94

 

Side impact

UN Reg. 95

 

Vehicles intended for the transport of dangerous goods

UN Reg. 105

 

Front underrun protection

UN Reg. 93

 


(1)  Blank in the third column (Corresponding EU Technical Regulation) means the corresponding Regulation is the same as the UN Regulation in the second column (Requirements).

(2)  Abbreviation of ‘UN Regulation’, formerly known as ‘UNECE’.


ANNEX 2

Appendix 2-C-3

Table 1

List referred to in Article 3(a)(ii) of Annex 2-C

Subject

Requirements

Corresponding Korean Technical Regulations

Occupant crash protection

Frontal

UN Reg. 94

KMVSS (1) Article 102 Paragraphs 1 and 3

Side

UN Reg. 95

KMVSS Article 102 Paragraph 1

Steering control rearward displacement

UN Reg. 12

KMVSS Article 89 Paragraph 1 Item 2

Impact protection for the driver from the steering control system

UN Reg. 12

KMVSS Article 89 Paragraph 1 Item 1

Seating systems

UN Reg. 17

KMVSS Article 97

Head restraints

UN Reg. 17,

UN Reg. 25,

GTR 7

KMVSS Articles 26, 99

Door locks and door retention components

UN Reg. 11,

GTR 1

KMVSS Article 104 Paragraph 2

Instrument panel impact

UN Reg. 21

KMVSS Article 88

Seat back impact

UN Reg. 21

KMVSS Article 98

Armrest impact

UN Reg. 21

KMVSS Article 100

Sun visor impact

UN Reg. 21

KMVSS Article 101

Inside rear view mirror impact

UN Reg. 46

KMVSS Article 108

Towing devices

Regulation (EU) No 1005/2010

KMVSS Article 20 Paragraph 1

Rear under-run protection

UN Reg. 58

KMVSS Article 19 Paragraph 4 and Article 96

Lighting and signalling system

Installation

UN Reg. 48

KMVSS Articles 38, 38-2, 38-3, 38-4, 38-5, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 44-2, 45, 45-2, 47 and 49

Head lamp

UN Reg. 1, 2, 5, 8, 20, 31, 37,

UN Reg. 98, 99, 112, 113, 123

KMVSS Article 38, Article 48 Paragraph 3

 

Front fog lamp

UN Reg. 19

KMVSS Article 38-2 Paragraph 1

Daytime running lamp

UN Reg. 87

KMVSS Article 38-4

Cornering lamp

UN Reg. 119

KMVSS Article 38-5

Backup lamp

UN Reg. 23

KMVSS Article 39

Clearance lamp

UN Reg. 7

KMVSS Article 40

Registration plate lamp

UN Reg. 4

KMVSS Article 41

Tail lamp

UN Reg. 7

KMVSS Article 42

Stop lamp

UN Reg. 7

KMVSS Article 43 Paragraph 1

Centre high mounted stop lamp

UN Reg. 7

KMVSS Article 43 Paragraph 2

Turn signal

UN Reg. 6

KMVSS Article 44

Auxiliary turn signal

UN Reg. 7

KMVSS Article 44

Side marker lamp

UN Reg. 91

KMVSS Article 44-2

Rear fog lamp

UN Reg. 38

KMVSS Article 38-2 Paragraph 2

Retro-reflection devices

UN Reg. 70,

UN Reg. 3

KMVSS Article 49

Driver's visibility

UN Reg. 46

KMVSS Article 50, Article 94

Engine power

UN Reg. 85

KMVSS Article 111

Device for securing driver's visibility

Windshield wiping system

Regulation (EU) No 1008/2010

KMVSS Article 51 Paragraph 2, Article 109 Item 1

Defrosting system

Regulation (EU) No 672/2010

KMVSS Article 109 Item 2

Defogging system

Regulation (EU) No 672/2010

KMVSS Article 109 Item 3

Windshield washing system

Regulation (EU) No 1008/2010

KMVSS Article 109 Item 4

Passenger car brake

UN Reg. 13H

KMVSS Article 15, Article 90 Item 1

Brake system except passenger car and trailer

UN Reg. 13

KMVSS Article 15, Article 90 Item 2

Trailer brake system

UN Reg. 13

KMVSS Article 15, Article 90 Item 3

Anti-lock brake system, except trailer

UN Reg. 13

KMVSS Article 15, Article 90 Item 4

Trailer anti-lock brake system

UN Reg. 13

KMVSS Article 15, Article 90 Item 5

Steering effort

UN Reg. 79

KMVSS Article 14,

Article 89 paragraph 2

Speed limiter

UN Reg. 89

KMVSS Article 110-2

Speedometer

UN Reg. 39

KMVSS Article 110

Electro-magnetic compatibility

UN Reg. 10

KMVSS Article 111-2

Fuel leakage in collision

UN Reg. 34,

UN Reg. 94,

UN Reg. 95

KMVSS Article 91

Bumper impact

UN Reg. 42

KMVSS Article 93

Seat belt assembly anchorages

UN Reg. 14,

UN Reg. 16

KMVSS Article 27 Paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4; Article 103

Child seat anchorage

UN Reg. 14

KMVSS Article 27-2, Article 103-2

Horn noise, stationary noise and pass-by noise for vehicles (4 wheels)

UN Reg. 28,

UN Reg. 51

KMVSS Articles 35, 53, NVCA Article 30 and its Ordinance of MOE (2) Article 29

Emission and noise (except the passer-by noise of 3 or 4 wheels) for motor cycles

UN Reg. 40,

UN Reg. 41,

UN Reg. 47

Regulations (EU) No 168/2013 and (EU) No 134/2014

CACA (3) Article 46 and its Ordinance of MOE Article 62, NVCA Article 30 and its Ordinance of MOE Article 29

Emission Diesel (incl. OBD)

Below 3.5t vehicle

UN Reg. 83,

UN Reg. 24

Regulations (EC) No 715/2007, (EC) No 692/2008, (EU) No 459/2012

CACA Article 46 and its Ordinance of MOE Article 62

Over 3.5t vehicle

UN Reg. 49

Regulations (EC) No 595/2009 and (EU) No 582/2011

Tyres

UN Reg. 30, 54, 75, 106, 117, 108, 109

Electrical Appliances and Consumer Products Safety Control Act Articles 15, 18 and 19;

Enforcement Rules of Electrical Appliances and Consumer Products Safety Control Act Article 3 paragraph 4, Article 26;

KMVSS Article 12 Paragraph 1


(1)  Formerly known as Korea Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, renamed ‘Rules on the Performances and Standards of Korean Motor Vehicles and Parts’ as of 1 July 2014.

(2)  Ministry of Environment of Korea.

(3)  Clean Air Conservation Act of Korea.


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