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Managing market surveillance according to Regulation (EU) 2018/858

Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements

Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements

What is Regulation (EU) 2018/858?

Regulation (EU) 2018/858 came into force on 1st September 2020. The regulation covers the approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles and their trailers, as well as systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles.

Regulation (EU) 2018/858 is applicable in all EU Member States and recognises that there is a need to introduce market surveillance to complement type approval requirements. The new regulation incorporates most of the type approval provisions set out in Directive 2007/46/EC, which Regulation (EU) 2018/858 has replaced.

Regulation (EU) 2018/858 now covers the administrative and technical requirements for type approval and placing on the market, as well as market surveillance conditions. These additional safeguards are intended to ensure the compliance of vehicles, vehicle parts and vehicle systems with the approval requirements. It enhances and extends existing EU automotive regulations.

Why is Compliance with Regulation (EU) 2018/858 Important?

Since 1st September 2020 it has been mandatory for each EU Member State to perform market surveillance tests. Therefore a national market surveillance agency must be established in each member state in order to coordinate and perform these tests. The number of required mandatory tests is specified as a proportion of the total number of vehicle registrations within a country each year and complements the type approval requirements.

By working together with TÜV SÜD, market surveillance agencies can gain several key benefits:

  • Meet European market surveillance requirements and ensure product compliance to Regulation (EU) 2018/858 by coordinating and performing all relevant tests in collaboration with TÜV SÜD.
  • Manage a wide variety of tests by working with a global partner who has in-depth knowledge of the global automotive industry and wide-ranging test capabilities, as well as up-to-date knowledge about market regulations and requirements.
  • Ensure that all tests are conducted in ISO certified laboratories that can meet your needs at a local level and deliver one-stop solutions.

What market surveillance requirements does Regulation (EU) 2018/858 introduce?

Regulation (EU) 2018/858 requires the market surveillance authority in every EU member state to perform a mandatory number of test each year. The tests verify the compliance of vehicles, vehicle parts and vehicle systems with the approval requirements. Vehicles must be assessed against a wide range of requirements including safety and environmental parameters, from electronics to emissions to material flammability.

TÜV SÜD's ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited Labs Support Market Surveillance Agencies

TÜV SÜD is an independent third-party service provider with over a century of vehicle testing, inspection and certification experience. Many major providers of vehicles, automotive systems and components rely on us as their trusted partner.

We offer a complete suite of testing services at our DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratories. This allows us to evaluate automotive systems and components for compliance with industry standards and the regulatory requirements of major markets around the world.

Our experts have in-depth knowledge of the latest global requirements as they actively participate in specialist industry groups. We have experts sitting in the National Forum for Type Approval and Market Surveillance as well as the respective Sub-Working Group Market Surveillance.

We are also accredited/designated by many national bodies across the world, including DAkkS (Germany), KBA (Germany), Ministry of Transport (Czech Republic), VCA (United Kingdom), RDW (Netherlands), NSAI (Ireland), SNCH (Luxembourg) and VSCC (Taiwan).

TÜV SÜD’s Market Surveillance Services

TÜV SÜD’s Regulation (EU) 2018/858 market surveillance services include the coordination and performance of a range of testing, such as:

  • Passive safety testing

Within our Emissions laboratories, which are located in Germany (Stuttgart and Frankfurt) and Czech Republic (Prague), we provide you with a full range of emissions testing services for all types of powertrains. In our laboratories we provide:

  • Nine climatic chassis dynamometers for tests according to WLTP
  • Emissions tests for all types of powertrains including hybrid & electric vehicles
  • Soak area for 130 vehicles under test capacity (-7°C/14°C/23°C)
  • Two SHED chambers for evaporative testing
  • Prototype areas according to TISAX regulation
  • Seven PEMS for one road testing
  • International cooperation to bring your test results to global markets


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