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  2. Present status of international harmonization of Vehicle Safety Standard

Present status of international harmonization of Vehicle Safety Standard

Meaning of international harmonization

  • Resolve the technical trade barrier between vehicle trade countries through the international harmonization of the vehicle safety standard
  • Grow the nation's competitiveness through the reduction of vehicle development cost and time for manufacturers

Background of international harmonization

  • Each country in the world establishes and manages the safety standard that is suitable for its own circumstances to secure vehicle safety
  • A technical trade barrier on the promotion of trade liberalization occurs because of the increasing amount of vehicle trade
  • Solve the problems, in order for a country to secure its own vehicle industrial competitiveness, international harmonization of the safety standard is a global trend

Need for international harmonization

  • Deal with the barrier elements of increasing vehicle development cost and global trade caused by different safety standard between countries
  • Need to promote the international harmonization of national dimension in order to improve the global level of vehicle safety.

Effect

  • Protect customers due to the improvement of vehicle safety - Protect the life and property of citizens with safe vehicle operation
  • Reinforce export competitiveness
  • Improve safety through the international harmonization of safety standard and reciprocal approval, reinforce export competitiveness through cost reduction and streamlining of the terms of development
  • Reinforce its status as the world’s main automobile producing country
  • Reinforce its status as a nation that actively participates in establishing and managing the global standard as a member of WP29
  • Solve the international trade friction
  • Prevent trade friction through the international harmonization of safety standard