Test laboratories designated by the KBA as technical service carry out type testings of products. Test reports in result of these tests are used for granting the type approval. In some cases for so called small series, an authorisation of the laboratory according to a special procedure is sufficient. The KBA also commissions designated laboratories to test conformity of products. Certification bodies designated as technical service assess the manufacturer’s quality system with special consideration of approval relevant requirements. A report with positive conclusion about the assessment is also required for granting the type approval. Assessments of quality systems by designated certification bodies are also taken into account for conformity conclusions. Type approvals according to EC and ECE legislation will be internationally recognised for the respective agreement without further evaluation.