The next scheme for the supply of counterfeit spare parts to the market has been announced

The next scheme for the supply of counterfeit spare parts to the market has been announced

Autostat – The next scheme for the supply of counterfeit spare parts to the market has been announced. As reported by the press office of Rosstandart, the car components in question have certificates on the basis of references on type approval documents, issued by the administrative bodies of the participant countries of the 1958 Geneva Agreement (more than 50 European countries). In esence, the document is a guarantee letter from the administrative authorities that the products (both a full-body car and a component) have passed the necessary tests in a qualified laboratory (technical service). Such an action should be taken in all countries participating in the 1958 Geneva Agreement.

As one may remember, the scheme on the production and supply of counterfeit spare parts to the market was announced in 2017, which proposes the possibility of issuing compliance certificates for components, using copies of evidence approval documents (transport vehicle type approvals – VTA) for full-component automobiles (i.e without tests). According to Rosstandart, certificates on this scheme are no longer issued.

The esence of the new scheme on the supply of counterfeit spare parts to the market is as follows; the organisation submits a copy of the document to the certification body and receives a certificate without tests. Despite often substitution of such documents, the certification organs do not check the information provided. Moreover, such checks should be carried out through Rosstandart, which is the Russian administrative organ according to the 1958 Geneva Agreement, with rights to request necessary ınformation internationally. The scheme is used by many component suppliers, however, serious problems arise especially in wheel disks and child restraints.

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