Global tire standard voted in, US “surprisingly” abstains

Brussels – The World Forum on Automotive Regulations of the United Nations adopted new internationally harmonised rules for passenger car tire certification known as Global Technical Regulations, GTR, today (14 Nov), despite the US abstaining from the vote in Brussels.

Speaking to ERJ on the condition of anonymity, a source close to the debates said that the US, “in a surprising move”, abstained while other countries, namely the EU, China, Canada, India, Japan and Russia voted for the new regulations.

“Therefore, the regulations are not binding on…

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