CLIMMAR intensifies lobby work for RMI in 2020

Online since 17-01-2020
CLIMMAR has been granted an EU subsidy by the European Small Business Standards organisation to further intensify its highly technical and complex (lobby) work.
Since late 2015, CLIMMAR is actively involved in the lobby-file Repair and Maintenance Information. This file results from the EU Regulation 167/2013 (often also referred to as Mother Regulation) and it Delegated Acts, and seeks to formulate a uniform, standardised and non-discriminatory way for access to vehicle On Board Diagnostics (OBD) and Repair and Maintenance Information (RMI) of tractors and machines for authorised dealers and independent repairers and service operators.

For this highly technical and complex (lobby) work, CLIMMAR appointed its own technical expert, Per Hedetoft from Denmark. Per is an official member of the ISO Technical Committee 23 - Working Group 5 that deals with the work. They meet on a regular basis to negotiate the technical details for the (future) ISO Standard that will regulate the RMI.

By the end of 2019, CLIMMAR made an application at the European Small Business Standards (SBS) organisation for EU subsidy for the work by Per Hedetoft. The SBS is a European non-profit association (aisbl) co-financed by the European Commission and EFTA Member States. Its goal is to represent and defend small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the standardisation process at European and international levels. Moreover, it aims at raising the awareness of SMEs about the benefits of standards and at encouraging them to get involved in the standardisation process. The application has been granted, which means that Per Hedetoft’s work for 2020 within the ISO working group is mainly covered by EU subsidy and Per Hedetoft is an official appointed SBS expert.

The first meeting in 2020 of the ISO TC23-WG5 was held on 28 January.