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EUROPEAN TINT LAWZ

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Country Front (forward B-Pillar)

Back (behind B Pillar)

Austria

AUTHORISED:

- Front side windows: clear safety films with a

light transmission of 95%. As of April/May 2004,

the legislation will be amended to set the light

transmission at 85%.

- Sunroofs

NOT AUTHORISED

- Windscreen

Limited to 20% VLT so long as window is not

marked with a V symbol. In such case only a

clear safety film is applicable.

Seek to have this 20% VLT restriction removed

and reduce the VLT of safety films from 95% to

87-88% which is more realistic (in terms of what

the industry can produce).

Belgium

AUTHORISED:

Provided that the VLT is higher than 70% (this

needs to be certified by the Glass Institute).

NOT AUTHORISED:

On M1 vehicles (except for window films installed

prior to 30 April 2003).

AUTHORISED:

Back-side windows and rear window without

limits of VLT.

In the case of the back windscreen, the car must

be equipped with at least one rear-view mirror in

the side opposite the driver.

Czech Rep

AUTHORISED:

Front-side windows provided that the sum of

the VLT (window + film) is equal or higher than

70%. Safety or combined films have to be

certified, same VLT regulation (I.e. clear films can

be applied to front side windows).

NOT AUTHORISED:

Front window (windshield)

AUTHORISED:

Back-side windows and rear window without

limits of VLT.

Provided that the film is certified.

Window Film Legislation in Europe

Last update 4 March 2004

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Denmark

AUTHORISED:

- Windscreen: minimum 75% VLT.

- Front side windows: minimum 70% VLT.

New regulation limits VLT to 40% behind the Bpillar

since April 2001 (formerly 70%).

Danish

authorities responded that -for many reasonsthey

did not see the need to withdraw the current

requirements. Considering the above, the EWFA

filed an official complaint with the European

Commission against Denmark, on 27 December

2002 for failure to comply with Community Law in

the area of window films on vehicles. The

complaint has been registered under the

following number: 2003/4152 (Denmark)

SG(2003) A/677/2.

Commission has drafted a letter to be sent on 30

march 2004. Denmark has two months to reply.

Estonia ABG-type system (see attached ABG Standard) ABG-type system (see attached ABG Standard) -

Finland

AUTHORISED:

- Windscreen: minimum 75% VLT.

- Front side windows: minimum 70% VLT.

AUTHORISED:

Back windscreen: VLT 70% for (M1, M1G-, N1-

tai N1G vehicles) provided that there are front

mirrors providing sufficient visibility to the rear. If

a rear break light, as a compulsory device, has

been installed to the back window of the car, it

may not be covered with a tinted film.

France

NOT AUTHORISED:

- Windscreen: except for a banner of max. 10

cm at the top, uniform dark tint, for solar

protection and small informative labels

- Front side windows

Films need to be homologated in an

appointed laboratory.

Applies UN-ECE R43.

AUTHORISED

Backside windows and rear window authorised

for solar protection only provided that the car is

equipped with two side mirrors.

Films need to be homologated in an appointed

laboratory.

Applies UN-ECE R43.

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Germany ABG-type system ABG-type system -

Greece

The current law states that the transparent parts

of a vehicle have to ensure that driver and

passengers are visible at all times. It seems that

dark tints are prohibited.

The current law states that the transparent parts

of a vehicle have to ensure that driver and

passengers are visible at all times. It seems that

dark tints are prohibited.

Hungary

AUTHORISED:

- Windscreen: minimum 75% VLT.

- Front side windows: minimum 70% VLT

- Windscreen + front side windows: clear

safety films and high UV films that have been

homologated by the Hungarian authorities can be

used with a VLT of 75%.

AUTHORISED:

- Back side windows: minimum 70% VLT

(passenger cars)

- Back-side windows and rear window without

limits of VLT (non-passenger cars)

- Windscreen + back side windows: clear

safety films and high UV films that have been

homologated by the Hungarian authorities can be

used with a VLT of 75%

NOT AUTHORISED:

- Back windshield

Italy NOT AUTHORISED

AUTHORISED:

Back rear and side-window with no VLT

limitation provided that the car is equipped with

rear-view mirrors on each side.

Italy will soon accept ABG certified films (with a

translation)

.................

Prior to that,

there were no uniform rules regulating the use of

window films, which were de facto prohibited due

to the provisions of paragraphs 1 and 6 of Article

71 of the Italian Codice della strada, which did

not allow changes to vehicle components.

Window films were thus not explicitly forbidden,

but rather indirectly forbidden due to the lack of

clear legislation regulating the sector.

Latvia ABG-type system (see attached ABG Standard) ABG-type system (see attached ABG Standard) -

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Lithuania Will resort to an ABG-type system after accession Will resort to an ABG-type system after accession -

Luxembourg NOT AUTHORISED

AUTHORISED (solar films):

Back-side windows without limits of VLT.

Rear window without limits of VLT provided that

the car is equipped with a rear-view mirror on the

right-hand side.

-

Netherlands NOT AUTHORISED

AUTHORISED:

Back-side windows and rear window without

limits of VLT.

Provided that the car is equipped with a rear-view

mirror on the right -hand side.

Portugal

Automotive safety glass are authorised according

to Regulation 43, however, after-market window

films are not. So, window films are not permitted

under the Portuguese law. According to the

Portuguese Decree of approvals, this includes all

windows, even those rear of the B-pillar. However

since the actual wording of the decre e does not

specifically refer to window film, their position is

only one interpretation of the law.

NOT AUTHORISED

Th If Portugal fails to comply, the

European Commission will bring the case before

the European Court of First Instance.

Poland

AUTHORISED:

- Windshield: 75% VLT

- Side window : 70% VLT

No films approved abroad are accepted in Poland

AUTHORISED:

Back-side windows and rear window without

limits of VLT.

Reflective films are forbidden.

No films approved abroad are accepted in Poland

Establish contacts with Polish authorities to

ensure that films tested and approved in other

countries can be commercialised in Poland.

Slovakia Same VLT values as in Czech Republic Same VLT values as in Czech Republic -

Slovenia Pending Regulation Pending Regulation

. Slovenia is in the process of

developping an after-market specific legislation.

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Spain NOT AUTHORISED

AUTHORISED

Back-side windows and rear window without

limits of VLT.

Provided that the car is equipped with two side

mirrors.

The Spanish window film industry has filed

complaints with the European Commission for

non-respect of free circulation of window film

products without restrictions within the regulatory

boundaries of the European Union. The Spanish

government subsequently issued a Ministerial

Order (June 6th 2001) setting the technical

conditions and testing requirements that films

need to comply with in order to be authorised in

Spain. So far, no manufacturer or importer has

been able to certify any of their products, as

samples of the automotive glass required for

testing by the Ministerial Order are impossible to

be found on the Spanish market. (ref.

2003/4296) and has provided the European

Commission with arguments detailing why the

tests imposed by the Ministerial Order are not

realistic and go against the interest of the whole

industry.

Sweden

AUTHORISED:

Windows, including tinted coatings or film shall, in

the drivers field of vision have a visible light

transmission in both directions of minimum 75%

for the windscreen and minimum 70% for the

other windows.

AUTHORISED:

Windows, including tinted coatings or film shall, in

the drivers field of vision have a visible light

transmission in both directions of minimum 75%

for the windscreen and minimum 70% for the

other windows.

-

UK

AUTHORISED:

- Windshield: 75% VLT for front screens

- "all other windows within the visual zone -

forward of the B-Post": 70% VLT

AUTHORISED

Back-side windows and rear window without

limits of VLT.

Edited by LEO'n'DARTZ

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