International Regulations

Following are a small selection of emissions standards for areas outside of North America. This list is not meant to be exhaustive.


European Commission

Since the early 1970s, the EU has been working to improve air quality by controlling emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere, improving fuel quality, and by integrating environmental protection requirements into the transport and energy sectors.

Euro - Non-road Mobile Machinery

 Since 1997 Community legislation has required new diesel engines to meet certain environmental standards for air pollutants before they are placed on the market. Engines in non-road mobile machinery contribute to emissions of air pollutants.  Diesel engines in excavators, bulldozers, front loaders, back loaders, compressors etc. emit nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter.

International Union of Railways

The UIC's mission is to promote rail transport at world level and meet the challenges of mobility and sustainable development.

Brasil - IBAMA

Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renovaveis (IBAMA)

Euro - Road Vehicles

The pollutant emissions from road vehicles are regulated separately for light-duty vehicles (cars and light vans) and for heavy-duty vehicles (trucks and buses). Euro 5 for light-duty vehicles entered into force in September 2009. Euro V for heavy-duty vehicles took effect in October 2008.

International Maritime Organization (IMO)

The IMO is an agency of the United Nations responsibile for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships.

Japan - Ministry of the Environment

China - Ministry of Environmental Protection