1. Reasons for Amendment
The Motor Vehicle Management Act was amended (Act No. 19685; promulgated on August 16, 2023; to be enforced on February 17, 2024) to prescribe detailed grounds for the certification of motor vehicle tuning parts, and to penalize any person who sells tuning parts that have been certified by improper means.
Accordingly, this Amendment prescribes performance and quality investigations for tuning parts, certification standards and the certification method and procedure for tuning parts, certification labels for certified tuning parts, designation procedure and designation standards for tuning parts certification agencies, outsourcing of tuning parts certification affairs, and other necessary matters in accordance with the amended Act, while also addressing and improving upon a number of weaknesses that have emerged from the operation of the current system.
2. Major Provisions
A. Prescribe provisions on performance and quality investigations for tuning parts (Article 40-11 (1))
ㅇ Improve provisions to allow a performance testing agent to conduct an investigation when a tuning parts manufacturer that has been certified for performance or quality in accordance with Article 34-3 (2) of the Act falsely certifies tuning parts or sells tuning parts that differ from those that have been certified.
B. Improve provisions concerning the tuning inspection period (Article 56 (3), attached Form 33-3)
ㅇ Improve provisions to allow an application to extend the inspection period to be filed when an extension is necessary due to theft, confiscation, a traffic accident, or other unavoidable circumstances.
C. Prescribe provisions concerning certification standards and the certification method and procedure for tuning parts (Article 56-2, Article 56-3)
ㅇ Prescribe provisions concerning performance and quality certification standards for tuning parts and the certification method and procedure, etc. for the certification of tuning parts in accordance with Article 34-3 (1) of the Act.
D. Prescribe provisions concerning certification labels for certified tuning parts (Article 56-4)
E. Prescribe provisions concerning the designation procedure and designation standards for designating an institution, corporation, or organization with the relevant expertise as a tuning parts certification agency (Article 56-5)
F. Prescribe provisions to allow a performance testing agent to certify tuning parts on behalf of a tuning parts certification agency whose designation has been revoked or whose business has been suspended (Article 56-6)
G. Improve provisions on tuning approval applications, etc. for motorcycles (Article 108, attached Form 73-2)
ㅇ Add a main specifications comparison chart form to compare the main specifications before and after tuning work performed on a motorcycle, and amend matters concerning the tuning verification period for motorcycles and extensions of the verification period to make them similar to those for automobiles.