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Customs Convention on the Temporary Importation of Private Road Vehicles

                                                                                           New York, 4 June 1954

Entry into force: 15 December 1957 by the exchange of the said letters, in accordance with article 35.
Registration: 15 December 1957, No. 4101.
Status: Signatories: 32 ,Parties: 80.
Text: United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 282, p. 249 and depositary notifications C.N.162.1984.TREATIES-1 of 23 July 1984 (amendments to chapter VII); C.N.315.1991.TREATIES-1 of 30 January 1992 and C.N.288.1992.TREATIES-2 of 20 November 1992 (amendments to English, French and Spanish authentic texts); C.N.801.1998.TREATIES-1 5 February 1999 (proposal of amendment) and C.N.913.1999.TREATIES-1 of 8 October 1999 (acceptance of amendment).
   
Note: The Convention was adopted by the United Nations Conference on Customs Formalities for the Temporary Importation of Private Road Motor Vehicles and for Tourism, held at the Headquarters of the United Nations, New York, from 11 May to 4 June 1954. It also adopted the Additional Protocol to the said Convention, relating to the Importation of Tourist Publicity Documents and Material, and the Customs Convention on the Temporary Importation of Private Road Vehicles. The Conference was convened by the Secretary-General of the United Nations in accordance with resolution 468 F (XV4)3 adopted by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations on 15 April 1953. For the text of the Final Act of the Conference, see United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 276, p. l9l.
Participant
Signature  
Ratification, Accession (a), Succession (d) 
Albania 
5 Sep 2003 a 
Algeria 
31 Oct 1963 a 
Argentina 
4 Jun 1954 
Australia 
6 Jan 1967 a 
Austria 
4 Jun 1954 
30 Mar 1956 
Barbados 
5 Mar 1971 d 
Belgium 
4 Jun 1954 
21 Feb 1955 
Bosnia and Herzegovina
1 Sep 1993 d 
Bulgaria 
7 Oct 1959 a 
Cambodia 
4 Jun 1954 
Canada 
1 Jun 1955 a 
Central African Republic 
15 Oct 1962 a 
Chile 
15 Aug 1974 a 
Costa Rica 
20 Jul 1954 
4 Sep 1963 
Croatia
31 Aug 1994 d 
Cuba 
4 Jun 1954 
20 Nov 1963 
Cyprus 
16 May 1963 d 
Denmark 
13 Oct 1955 a 
Dominican Republic 
4 Jun 1954 
Ecuador 
4 Jun 1954 
30 Aug 1962 
Egypt 
4 Jun 1954 
4 Apr 1957 
El Salvador 
18 Jun 1958 a 
European Community
1 Feb 1996 a 
Fiji 
31 Oct 1972 d 
Finland 
21 Jun 1962 a 
France 
4 Jun 1954 
24 Apr 1959 
Germany
4 Jun 1954 
16 Sep 1957 
Ghana 
16 Jun 1958 a 
Guatemala 
4 Jun 1954 
Haiti 
4 Jun 1954 
12 Feb 1958 
Holy See 
4 Jun 1954 
Honduras 
15 Jun 1954 
Hungary 
4 May 1983 a 
India 
4 Jun 1954 
5 May 1958 
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 
3 Apr 1968 a 
Ireland 
14 Aug 1967 a 
Israel 
1 Aug 1957 a 
Italy 
4 Jun 1954 
12 Feb 1958 
Jamaica 
11 Nov 1963 d 
Japan 
2 Dec 1954 
8 Jun 1964 
Jordan 
18 Dec 1957 a 
Liberia 
16 Sep 2005 a 
Lithuania 
3 Jan 2003 a 
Luxembourg 
6 Dec 1954 
21 Nov 1956 
Malaysia 
7 May 1958 d 
Mali 
12 Jun 1974 a 
Malta 
3 Jan 1966 d 
Mauritius 
18 Jul 1969 d 
Mexico 
4 Jun 1954 
13 Jun 1957 
Monaco 
4 Jun 1954 
Montenegro
23 Oct 2006 d 
Morocco 
25 Sep 1957 a 
Nepal 
21 Sep 1960 a 
Netherlands
4 Jun 1954 
7 Mar 1958 
New Zealand
17 Aug 1962 a 
Nigeria 
26 Jun 1961 d 
Norway 
10 Oct 1961 a 
Panama 
4 Jun 1954 
Peru 
16 Jan 1959 a 
Philippines 
4 Jun 1954 
9 Feb 1960 
Poland 
16 Mar 1960 a 
Portugal 
4 Jun 1954 
18 Sep 1958 
Romania 
26 Jan 1961 a 
Russian Federation 
17 Aug 1959 a 
Rwanda 
1 Dec 1964 d 
Saudi Arabia 
23 Jan 2003 a 
Senegal 
19 Apr 1972 a 
Serbia
12 Mar 2001 d 
Sierra Leone 
13 Mar 1962 d 
Singapore 
15 Aug 1966 d 
Slovenia
6 Jul 1992 d 
Solomon Islands 
3 Sep 1981 d 
Spain 
4 Jun 1954 
18 Aug 1958 
Sri Lanka 
4 Jun 1954 
28 Nov 1955 
Sudan 
16 Oct 2003 a 
Sweden 
4 Jun 1954 
11 Jun 1957 
Switzerland
4 Jun 1954 
23 May 1956 
Syrian Arab Republic
26 Mar 1959 
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
20 Dec 1999 d 
Tonga 
11 Nov 1977 d 
Trinidad and Tobago 
11 Apr 1966 d 
Tunisia 
20 Jun 1974 a 
Turkey 
26 Apr 1983 a 
Uganda 
15 Apr 1965 a 
United Arab Emirates 
10 Jan 2007 a 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
4 Jun 1954 
27 Feb 1956 
United Republic of Tanzania 
28 Nov 1962 a 
United States of America 
4 Jun 1954 
25 Jul 1956 
Uruguay 
4 Jun 1954 

 

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