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Agreement concerning the Establishing of Global Technical Regulations for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts which can be fitted and/or be used on Wheeled Vehicles
Geneva, 25 June 1998
Entry into force: 25 August 2000, in accordance with article 11 which reads as follows: "11.1 This Agreement and its Annexes, which constitute integral parts of the Agreement, shall enter into force on the thirtieth (30) day following the date on which a minimum of five (5) countries and/or regional economic integration organizations have become Contracting Parties pursuant to Article 9. This minimum of five (5) must include the European Community, Japan, and the United States. 11.2. If, however, paragraph 11.1 of this Article is not satisfied fifteen (15) months after the date specified in paragraph 10.1[i.e. 25 June 1998], then this Agreement and its Annexes, which constitute integral parts of the Agreement, shall enter into force on the thirtieth (30) day following the date on which a minimum of eight (8) countries and/or regional economic integration organizations have become Contracting Parties pursuant to Article 9. Such date of entry into force shall not be earlier than sixteen (16) months after the date specified in paragraph 10.1. At least one (1) of these eight (8) must be either the European Community, Japan or the United States of America. 11.3 for any country or regional economic integration organization that becomes a Contacting Party to the Agreement after its entry into force, this Agreement shall enter into force sixty (6) days after the date that such country or regional economic integration organization deposits its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accesion.".
Registration: 25 August 2000, No. 36868.
Status: Signatories: 5, Parties: 36.
Text: United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2119, p. 129.  
   
Note: The Agreement, of which the English, French and Russian texts are equally authentic, was adopted by the Inland Transport Committee of the Economic Commisssion for Europe of the United Nations at its one-hundred-and fifteenth Session, held from 23 to 26 June 1998. In accordance with its article 10, the Agreement will be open for signature from 25 June 1998 until its entry into force.
Participant
Signature  
Definitive signature (s), Ratification, Acceptance (A), Approval (AA), Accession (a) 
Australia
8 Apr 2008 a 
Azerbaijan 
15 Apr 2002 a 
Belarus 02 Jan 2015 a
Canada 
22 Jun 1999 s 
China
10 Oct 2000 A 
Cyprus 
12 Apr 2005 a 
European Community 
18 Oct 1999 
15 Feb 2000 AA 
Finland 
8 Jun 2001 a 
France 
22 Sep 1999 
4 Jan 2000 AA 
Germany 
11 May 2000 s 
Hungary 
22 Jun 2001 a 
India 
21 Feb 2006 a 
Italy 
1 Dec 2000 a 
Japan 
3 Aug 1999 A 
Kazakhstan 28 Jun 2011 a
Lithuania 
26 May 2006 a 
Luxembourg 
16 Sep 2005 a 
Malaysia 
3 Feb 2006 a 
Moldova 
16 Jan 2007 a 
Netherlands
4 Jan 2002 a 
New Zealand
27 Nov 2001 a 
Norway 
30 Sep 2004 a 
Republic of Korea 
2 Nov 2000 a 
Romania 
25 Apr 2002 a 
Russian Federation 
26 Jul 2000 s 
San Marino 27 Nov 2015 a
Slovakia 
7 Nov 2001 a 
Slovenia 8 May 2014 a
South Africa 
14 Jun 2000 
18 Apr 2001 
Spain 
24 Aug 2000 
23 Apr 2002 
Sweden 
3 Dec 2002 a 
Tajikistan 28 Dec 2011 a
Tunisia 
2 Nov 2007 a 
Turkey 
3 Jul 2001 a 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 
10 Jan 2000 s 
United States of America 
25 Jun 1998 
26 Jul 1999 A 

 

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