ACEA released the Automotive Regulatory Guide of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) – a publication that provides a comprehensive overview of the national and international regulations governing the automotive industry.

This first edition counts 145 pages and covers the regulatory frameworks of the European Union (EU), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as well as countries such as Brazil, China, India, Israel, Japan and South Korea.

Looking at the many regulations that define how motor vehicles should be built and approved, ACEA continues to reiterate the importance of a harmonised regulatory framework that allows for innovation and investment across our industry. According to the report, the European automotive industry is one of the most heavily regulated sectors in Europe with more than 100 EU Regulations and 80 Directives covering the sector’s activities. ACEA has long been advocating the need for smarter, rather than simply more, legislation.

With the support of national and international regulators, the automotive industry is fully committed to facing the challenges of today for a better tomorrow.

You can read the full document here.