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The Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom has updated the Regulation on the conformity of production (CoP) control procedures and the regulation on the technical requirements for studded tyres and studs.

Among other things, the scope of application was specified in the CoP Regulation

Traficom has updated the Regulation concerning the control of production conformity of vehicles, their systems, components, separate technical units, parts and equipment. The regulation is also known as a CoP Regulation. Among other things, the reform has taken into account the changes in the Vehicles Act's regulatory powers. In the future, Traficom can more clearly stipulate the control procedures for the conformity of production, also for products that have received EC type-approval. Other smaller updates have also been made to the order, related to CoC certificates and the written control plan, for example.

Clarifications on the technical requirements of studded tyres and studs

Traficom has also updated the Regulation concerning the technical requirements for new studded tyres and studs. This update takes into account the latest standards for road wear testing (SFS-7503:2022), focusing specifically on how to determine the inflation pressure of test tyres. 

At the same time, the Regulation on studded tyres and the CoP Regulation are better aligned with each other, and the Regulation provides requirements for the permitted tolerances of stud protrusions for production conformity control and market control.

The updated regulations enter into force on 15 March 2024.

Additional information:

Senior Inspector Harri Tenhunen,, tel. +358 295 345 586 (CoP Regulation)

Special Adviser Keijo Kuikka, ,, tel. +358 295 345 518 (Studded tyre Regulation)