Countries for UN ECE Regulation 10
UN ECE publishes the list of countries (contracting parties) for Regulation 10 (Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to electromagnetic compatibility). They are updating the country list depending on the regulation (R10) and version of the regulation (R10 Rev.6). They lastly updated the list on 2 March 2023 according to R10 revision 06. There are 58 countries and 1 union (EU) on the list.
Each country is represented with a unique ECE R10 symbol and has a designated type approval authority. For instance, Ireland’s ECE R10 symbol is E24 and its designated type approval authority is NSAI. Latvia’s ECE R10 symbol is E32 and its designated type approval authority is CSDD. Some countries has no designated type approval authority even they are contracting parties and have ECE symbol.
ECE R10 symbols, together with unique type-specific numbers, are used on type approval certificates of the products. Type approval certificates are issued by designated type approval authorities which are mostly governmental organizations. Whole list showing ECE R10 countries (contracting parties) is given below:
|ECE R10 Symbols||Contracting Parties||Designated Type Approval Authority(ies)|
|E2||France||Ministère de la Transition Ecologique et Solidaire CNRV|
|E3||Italy||Ministero delle Infrastrutture e dei Trasporti Dipartimento|
|E5||Sweden||Transportstyrelsen (Swedish Transport Agency)|
|E6||Belgium||Service Public fédéral (SPF) Mobilité et Transports|
|E7||Hungary||Innovációs és Technológiai Minisztérium|
|E8||Czech Republic||Ministry of Transport|
|E9||Spain||Ministerio de Industria|
|E10||Serbia||Road Traffic Safety Agency|
|E11||United Kingdom||Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA)|
|E12||Austria||Bundesministerium für Verkehr|
Ministère de la Mobilité et des Travaux publics
Société Nationale de Certification et d’Homologation (SNCH)
|E17||Finland||Finnish Transport and Communications Agency|
|E18||Denmark||Danish Road Traffic Authority|
|E19||Romania||Ministerul Transporturilor si Infrastructurii|
|E20||Poland||Transportowy Dozor Techniczny (TDT)|
|E21||Portugal||Instituto da Mobilidade e dos Transportes (IMT)|
|E22||Russian Federation||Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology (NAMI)|
|E23||Greece||Ministry of Transport and Communications|
|E24||Ireland||National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI)|
|E25||Crotia||State Office for Metrology Independent Service for Type Approval of Motor Vehicles|
|E26||Slovenia||Slovenia Traffic Safety Agency – Vehicle Department|
|E27||Slovakia||Ministry of Transport and Construction|
|E28||Belarus||State Committee for Standardization (Gosstandart)|
|E29||Estonia||Estonian Road Administration|
|E30||Republic of Moldova||not announced yet|
|E31||Bosnia and Herzegovina||not announced yet|
|E32||Latvia||Road Traffic Safety Directorate (CSDD)|
|E34||Bulgaria||Ministry of Transport, Executive Agency Road Transport Administration|
|E35||Kazakhstan||Committee of Technical Regulation and Metrology of the Ministry of Investment and Development (CTRM)|
|E36||Lithuania||Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration|
|E37||Türkiye||Ministry of Industry and Technology|
|E39||Azerbaijan||not announced yet|
|E40||North Macedonia||Ministry of Economy, Bureau of Metrology|
|E42||European Union||not assigned|
|E43||Japan||Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism|
|E45||Australia||not announced yet|
|E46||Ukraine||Ministry of Infrastructure|
|E47||South Africa||National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS)|
|E48||New Zealand||not announced yet|
|E49||Cyprus||Road Transport Department|
|E50||Malta||Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority|
|E51||Republic of Korea||not announced yet|
|E52||Malaysia||Road Transport Department (JPJ)|
|E53||Thailand||not announced yet|
|E54||Albania||not announced yet|
|E55||Armenia||National Body for Standards and Metrology (CJSC)|
|E56||Montenegro||not announced yet (code: 56/A)|
|E57||San Marino||Autorità per l’Omologazione|
|E58||Tunisia||Agence Techique des Transports Terrestres|
|E60||Georgia||not announced yet (code: 60/A)|
|E62||Egypt||Ministry of Trade and Industry|
|E63||Nigeria||not announced yet (code: 63/A)|
|E64||Pakistan||not announced yet (code: 64/A)|
|E65||Uganda||not announced yet (code: 65/A)|
Above list shows the countries which are contracting parties for UN ECE Regulation 10. List is derived from official publication which is named as ECE/TRANS/WP.29/343/Rev.31/Add.1 and published on 2 March 2023 by ECE. The latest country enters to above list is Uganda with E65. It has been listed since the latest update in 2023.
Example of a ECE R10 Type Approval Certificate
You can see some part of first page of ECE R10 Type Approval certificate which is issued by NSAI (Ireland). Since E24 is the country symbol of Ireland, unique E mark starts with E24. If certification is successfully completed, it is shown as ”Approval granted”
Frequently Asked Questions about ECE R10 countries and country codes
1. Who is UNECE?
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) is an UN commission regulating automotive in UNECE member states. It is one of five regional commissions of the United Nations. UNECE’s main purpose is to promote pan-European economic integration. UNECE includes 56 member States in Europe, North America and Asia. However, all interested United Nations member States may participate in the work of UNECE. Over 70 international professional organizations and other non-governmental organizations take part in UNECE activities.
2. How UNECE regulate products used in automotive?
Contracting parties (member states of UNECE) accepts the agreements issued by UNECE. One of the agreements is related to automotive:
Title of 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
3. Are there any other regulations published by UNECE, other than Regulation 10?
Yes. UNECE lists all automotive regulations under its ‘Addenda to the 1958 Agreement’ page. UNECE Regulation 0-164 are listed on that page and Regulation 10 is only one of them. Each regulation focuses on specific requirements or features of the product used in automotive. Some products my fall under the scope of more than one regulation.
4. Are ECE R10 symbols identical in each country?
Yes, within all UNECE member states, Regulation 10 certificates are identical. For instance if designated type approval authority of Ireland, NSAI, has issued your product’s type approval certificate, you will have ECE R10 symbol of E24 and this is valid within all UNECE member states. Thus, a single E mark would cover all the countries (markets) listed above. The ECE R10 symbols issued by any ECE R10 member country are identical by law. However, market or customers may ask specific ECE R10 symbol for the product.
5. What Designated Type Approval Authorities do?
They issue type approval certificates. They mostly issue certificates by collaborating with their Designated Technical Service(s). Name of each type approval authority is listed above.
6. What Designated Technical Services do?
They receive type approval application documents including EMC test report, check and review the documentation. When the documents submitted by the applicant (manufacturer, exporter or importer) are ready for certification they sent them to Designated Type Approval Authority.
7. Are ECE R10 Type Approval Certificates recognized by countries which are not listed above?
Since UNECE does not cover whole world, the certificate is not automatically recognized unlisted countries. Each country or region is applying its own automotive EMC regulations. Thus, if your country does not exist on above list, you have to contact your local authority. Some unlisted countries might accept ECE R10 Type Approval certificates if they recognize regulations of UN ECE.
8. What Testups does?
We collaborate with Designated Technical Services and authorized test laboratories. We are offering services for manufacturers, exporters or importers to certify their products (vehicles or electronic components, systems) according to recent version of UN ECE R10. We are both offering EMC testing and type approval (E marking) services according to UN ECE Regulation Revision 6.
9. Which country codes Testups offers?
We are offering E1(Germany), E20(Poland), E32(Latvia), E24(Ireland), E37 (Türkiye), E57 (San Marino) marking services. Any of these markings and issued type approval certificates are recognized in any ECE R10 country since they are all under the ‘ECE R10 contracting parties’
Are you interested in ECE R10 tests and certification?
UN ECE R10 is an EMC regulation for automotive. If you need further information about Regulation 10, visit our dedicated page to learn all details about ECE R10.