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Article 2Implementation

1.As from 20 April 2006, with respect to seats, their anchorages and head restraints which comply with the requirements set out in this Directive, Member States shall not:

(a)

refuse to grant EC type-approval or national type-approval, in respect of a type of vehicle;

(b)

prohibit the registration, sale or entry into service of new vehicles.

2.As from 20 October 2006, with respect to seats, their anchorages and head restraints which do not comply with the requirements set out in this Directive, Member States shall, in respect of a new type of vehicle:

(a)

no longer grant EC type-approval;

(b)

refuse to grant national type-approval.

3.As from 20 October 2007, with respect to seats, their anchorages and head restraints which do not comply with the requirements set out in this Directive, Member States shall:

(a)

consider certificates of conformity which accompany new vehicles as no longer valid for the purpose of Article 7(1) of Directive 70/156/EEC;

(b)

refuse the registration, sale and entry into service of new vehicles, except where the provisions of Article 8(2) of Directive 70/156/EEC are invoked.