WHEN DOES THE REGULATION COME INTO FORCE?
Manufacturers and importers now have to ensure labels are provided on all tyres which have been manufactured from 1st July 2012. From 1st November 2012 tyre retailers / distributors are responsible for providing labelling information for all tyres which have been manufactured from 1st July 2012 (i.e. with a DOT code of 2712 or after).
WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES TO CUSTOMERS?
As a tyre distributor, Viking customers also need to follow the three rules during the sales process with their own customers to comply with the new legislation. See Rules for tyre distributors for more details.
DOES THIS APPLY TO ALL TYRES?
The tyre label will apply to ALL new car and 4x4 tyres, van tyres and truck tyres in the EU which have been manufactured from July 2012.
WHAT ABOUT STOCKS OF TYRES MANUFACTURED BEFORE 1ST JULY 2012?
There is no legal requirement to provide labels on tyres manufactured before 1st July 2012. Tyre retailers / distributors will have to manage the transitional period while tyres made before and after July 2012 are stocked.