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Designated technical services

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

A designated technical service may perform testing on vehicles and components in accordance with directives, regulations and/or ECE regulations and the monitoring of production conformity.

As a type-approval authority, Traficom designates and notifies the technical services performing testing in accordance with regulations and directives to the EU Commission and the services performing testing in accordance with ECE regulations to the UN.

Assessments, testing and inspections performed by technical services are needed during the type-approval process of vehicles or components. The test report drafted by the technical service may be used to demonstrate conformity in connection with individual vehicle approval.

The technical services are divided into various categories based on the operations they perform in accordance with EU regulations 2018/858, 168/2013 and 167/2013 as well as UN document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1059:

category A = tests carried out in their own, the manufacturer’s or a third party’s facilities

category B = supervision of tests carried out in the manufacturer’s or a third party’s facilities

category C = inspections concerning conformity and the monitoring of the manufacturer’s quality control system (CoP)

Basic information

The service is provided byThe Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom
Responsible for the serviceThe Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom
Area Whole Finland
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: The Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom
Updated: 10/6/2020