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Customs Convention on the International Transport of Goods under Cover of TIR Carnets (TIR Convention)

                                                                                               Geneva, 15 January 1959

Entry into force: 7 January 1960 by the exchange of the said letters, in accordance with article 40 [Note: Article 56(1) of the TIR Convention of 1975 (see chapter XI-A-16) provides that the said Convention, upon its entry into force, shall terminate and replace, in relations between the Contracting Parties thereto, the present Convention. The said Convention of 1975 came into force on 20 March 1978.].
Registration: 7 January 1960, No. 4996.
Status: Signatories: 9 ,Parties: 37.
Text: United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 348, p. 13; vol. 481, p. 598 (amendment 1),2 and vol. 566, p. 356 (Amendment 2).
Participant
Signature  
Definitive signature (s), Ratification, Accession (a), Succession (d) 
Afghanistan 
11 Oct 1971 a 
Albania 
1 Oct 1969 a 
Austria 
15 Feb 1959 
3 Feb 1960 
Belgium 
4 Mar 1959 
14 Mar 1962 
Bulgaria 
15 Apr 1959 s 
Canada 
26 Nov 1974 a 
Cyprus 
3 Jun 1977 a 
Czech Republic
2 Jun 1993 d 
Denmark 
15 Apr 1959 s 
Finland 
14 Jun 1960 a 
France 
14 Apr 1959 
3 Jul 1959 
Germany
13 Apr 1959 
23 Oct 1961 
Greece 
2 May 1961 a 
Hungary 
6 Dec 1961 a 
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 
25 May 1971 a 
Ireland 
7 Jul 1967 a 
Israel 
31 Oct 1969 a 
Italy 
15 Apr 1959 
11 Jan 1963 
Japan 
14 May 1971 a 
Jordan 
8 Nov 1973 a 
Kuwait 
26 May 1977 a 
Luxembourg 
14 Apr 1959 
3 Jul 1962 
Malta 
31 Jan 1978 a 
Morocco 
10 Oct 1975 a 
Netherlands 
9 Apr 1959 
27 Jul 1960 
Norway 
2 Mar 1960 a 
Poland 
3 Oct 1961 a 
Portugal 
6 Jun 1966 a 
Romania 
9 Apr 1964 a 
Russian Federation 
20 Feb 1974 a 
Slovakia
28 May 1993 d 
Spain 
12 May 1961 a 
Sweden 
14 Apr 1959 s 
Switzerland
12 Mar 1959 
7 Jul 1960 
Turkey 
23 Feb 1966 a 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
13 Apr 1959 
9 Oct 1959 
United States of America 
3 Dec 1968 a 

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