Type Approval

The Type Approval and Product Certification Organization is responsible for all aspects of the type approval granted to a vehicle, system, component or separate technical unit, the authorization process for parts and equipment, the granting of approval and, as the case may be, the withdrawal or refusal of to grant type approval, the connection with the approval authorities of the other member states, the designation of technical services and ensuring the manufacturer’s compliance with production compliance obligations.

The Romanian Automotive Register (RAR), through the Type Approval Department (DOT), is notified by the Government of Romania to the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UN) and the European Commission as the type approval authority for approval of motor vehicles and their trailers, as well as systems, components and separate technical units intended for those vehicles in accordance with the UN Agreement of 1958 on the adoption of harmonized technical regulations for road vehicles, their components and the conditions for the mutual recognition of approvals granted there under and Regulation (EU) 2018/858.

The Type Approval Department is the entity with the following attributions:

⮚ Type approval

 Granting the national registry number

⮚ Issuance of the Vehicle Identity Card

⮚ Granting the identification code of the manufacturer of a vehicle – WMI code (World Manufacturer Identifier)

⮚ Initial assessment of manufacturers and measures regarding product compliance

⮚ Evaluation, designation and monitoring of technical services


The legislative framework is defined by:


Regulation (EU) 2018/858 on the approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles and their trailers, as well as systems, components and separate technical units intended for the respective vehicles, with subsequent amendments and additions.

Regulation (EU) 2019/2144 on requirements for the type-approval of motor vehicles and their trailers, as well as systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles, with regard to their general safety and the protection of vehicle occupants and users vulnerable roads, amending Regulation (EU) 2018/858.

Regulation (EU) 2020/683 for the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2018/858 as regards the administrative requirements for the approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles and their trailers, as well as systems, components and separate technical units intended for those vehicles.

MTIC order no. 2224/2020 of the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure and Communications, for the approval of the Regulations regarding the type approval and issuance of the identity card of road vehicles, as well as the type approval of the products used in them – RNTR 2, with subsequent amendments and additions.

Order no. 1224/M.219/2021 of the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, acting, and of the Minister of National Defense for the approval of the Regulations on the national homologation of road vehicles designed and manufactured or modified to be used exclusively by the armed forces, with subsequent amendments and additions.

Regulation (EU) 168/2013 on requirements for the approval and market surveillance for two- or three-wheeled vehicles and quadricycles, with subsequent amendments and additions.

Regulation (EU) 167/2013 on requirements for the approval and market surveillance for agricultural and forestry vehicles, with subsequent amendments and additions.

1958 UN Agreement concerning the adoption of uniform technical prescriptions applicable to wheeled vehicles, equipment and components that can be mounted or used on wheeled vehicles and the conditions for mutual recognition of approvals issued on the basis of these prescriptions.

TRANS/WP29/343, revision in force – The situation with regard to the 1958 UN Agreement, the Annexed Regulations and their amendments.


Type Approval and Products Certification Body
Type Approval Department


Eng. Marius DAMACHI
Executive Director

Address: Bucharest – 010719, district 1,
Calea Griviţei no. 391A


Tel.:

021 318.17.43
021 202.70.07

Email:


Bucharest, B-dul. Expoziţiei no. 1K, district 1

Costin ILIESCU
Head of Type Approval Evaluation Compartment


Bucharest, B-dul. Expoziţiei no. 1K, district 1

Gabriel LUPULEŢ
Head of the National Registry Numbers Compartment


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