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WP.6: Ad-Hoc Team of Specialists on Standardization and Regulatory Techniques 24th Annual Meeting

WP.6: Ad-Hoc Team of Specialists on Standardization and Regulatory Techniques 24th Annual Meeting

During the 3rd Annual Forum of WP.6 Subgroups

05 April 2024 9:00 - 12:00
Palais des Nations H-207-208-209, virtual connection possible Geneva Switzerland

This meeting takes place during the WP.6 third annual Forum


The ad hoc team of specialists on Standardization And Regulatory Techniques (START Team) was established in 1999 to support initiatives following the guidance of Recommendation L on the International Model for Transnational Regulatory Cooperation Based on Good Regulatory Practice. Several initiatives have been launched and developed common regulatory arrangements for products such as earth moving machinery, equipment for explosive environments, telecom and cybersecurity.

This hybrid meeting will review the active and future projects under the START Team.


Date and location



Starting at

Wednesday, 3 April


Social dinner

Restaurant La Romana, Rue de Vermont 37, 1202 Genève

19:30 to 22:30

Friday, 5 April 2024

Room H-207-209, hybrid


Launch of meeting, welcomes and approval of the agenda



Administrative segment

  • Appointment of officers (Chair elections)
  • Review of PoW tasks and plans for PoW tasks through 2025
  • Relevance of the topic today
  • What other organizations are doing



Project on the revision of Recommendation L

  • Update on project progression, current direction, next meetings



Project on a CRA for products with embedded AI

  • Update on project progression, current direction, next meetings by Markus Krebsz [PPT]




  • Looking at the WP.6 cybersecurity CRA
  • The EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive & cybersecurity



Project on a CRA for equipment used in pipeline for hydrogen

  • Roman Samsonov [PPT]



Any other business and next meetings




Break for lunch


Friday, 5 April

Room H-207-209, hybrid



START conference logo 2024

See separate agenda

14:00 to 17:30

Nomination procedure

During the annual session of this group, members will be asked to appoint the chair and vice chair(s) for the coming period. These nominations are done on an annual basis, with no limit on the number of times an officer can be re-nominated. Each group shall have a chair and a vice chair (there can be a maximum of two vice chairs).

The procedures applied are described in document ECE/CTCS/WP.6/2023/12.


The nominated individual must be a member of the subgroup and the nominations must be received from another member from this or another subgroup of WP.6 (self-nominations are not accepted). A member can only submit one nomination. The nominations will be scrutinised by the WP.6 chair who may refer it through the secretariat to the member State Mission in Geneva to the United Nations. Following such examination, the nomination may be excluded from further consideration at the discretion of the WP.6 chair and/or the member State Mission in Geneva to the United Nations (based on the individual’s expertise, potential reputational risks to WP.6 or other considerations). The candidates’ profiles are then circulated by the secretariat at least one week prior to the meeting (either published on the website or sent by email to the subgroup’s members). If voting is necessary to appoint an officer of the subgroup, the secretariat will publish the procedure to be applied at least one week prior to the meeting.


Subgroup chairs are responsible for the meetings of the subgroup and presenting subgroup reports to the WP.6 annual session. This can be delegated by the chair to a vice chair or another member of the respective subgroup. The subgroup chair ensures the meetings are held in a professional, open and inclusive manner promoting transparency both internally and externally. The subgroup chair, with the assistance of the secretariat, ensures that all topics discussed within the subgroup are in line with the Programme of work and that deliberations are properly recorded.

One of the subgroup vice chairs may act as chair in case of absence of the latter. Subgroup vice chairs attend subgroup annual meetings, bureau meetings and relevant meetings. They carry out tasks assigned to them by the chair.

Subgroup bureau members should make every effort to attend their respective subgroup’s meetings, as well as the WP.6 annual session, preferably in person. All officers should give advance notice to the WP.6 chair and/or secretariat if they are unable to attend meetings. All officers are expected to participate in the work of WP.6 in a spirit of cooperation to effectively promote the work of the Working Party according to its mandate. The subgroup chair or the WP.6 chair should take up the matter of attendance at meetings or constructive participation if the need arises.

Nomination procedures:

If there is more than one candidate for any given position, or there is a request from a member State, the secretariat will prepare and publish a nomination procedure at least one week prior to the event.

Candidatures received:

Chair candidate: Mr. Roland Tse