The Mobile Air-conditioning Systems Directive 2006/40/EC—snapshot
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  • The Mobile Air-conditioning Systems Directive 2006/40/EC—snapshot
  • Brexit impact
  • Status of EU directives post-Brexit
  • Purpose and background of the Directive
  • Scope of the Directive
  • Key definitions
  • Key requirements
  • Obligations of the Member States
  • Type-approval
  • Retrofitting and refilling
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The Mobile Air-conditioning Systems Directive 2006/40/EC—snapshot

TitleDirective 2006/40/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 relating to emissions from air-conditioning systems in motor vehicles and amending Council Directive 70/156/EEC (Text with EEA relevance)
Entry into Force4 July 2006
Transposition Deadline4 January 2008
AmendmentsNone
Implementing legislation in England and WalesThe Motor Vehicles (EC Type Approval) (Amendment No 2) Regulations 2007, SI 2007/3135. These Regulations amended The Motor Vehicles (EC Type Approval) Regulations 1998, SI 1998/2051. They are the main implementing measures and entered into force 1 December 2007.
The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) (No 3) Regulations 2009, SI 2009/2196. The Regulations, which implement article 6(1) and (2), entered into force on 7 September 2009.
The Motor Vehicles (Refilling of Air Conditioning Systems by Service Providers) Regulations 2009, SI 2009/2194. The Regulations, which implement article 6(3), entered into force on 7 September 2009.
The Motor Vehicles (Type Approval for Goods Vehicles) (Great Britain) (Amendment) Regulations 2009, SI 2009/2084. They entered into force on 26 August 2009.
Brexit legislationNo UK law still aligned with EU law on the matter.
SubjectGreenhouse gas; fluorinated gases; transport; motor vehicles

Brexit impact

11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At that time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key

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