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Various amendment proposals to the TIR Convention

6 November 2017

On 3 November 2017, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, acting in his capacity as depositary, issued the following depositary notifications:

i) C.N.698.2017.TREATIES-XI.A.16, informing of the submission of various proposals to amend the body of the TIR Convention, 1975. In accordance with the provisions of Article 59 (3) of the Convention, the amendments shall enter into force on 3 February 2019, unless an objection has been communicated to the Secretary-General not later than by 3 November 2018;

ii) C.N.699.2017.TREATIES-XI.A.16, informing of the submission of a proposal to amend Article 2 of the TIR Convention, 1975. In accordance with the provisions of Article 59 (3) of the Convention, the amendment shall enter into force on 3 February 2019, unless an objection has been communicated to the Secretary-General not later than by 3 November 2018;

iii) C.N.700.2017.TREATIES-XI.A.16, informing of the submission of various proposals to amend Annexes 6, 8 and 9 of the TIR Convention, 1975. In accordance with the provisions of article 60 (1) of the Convention, the Administrative Committee decided, at its sixty-sixth session (12 October 2017) that the amendments shall enter into force on 1 July 2018. Therefore, the Secretary-General should be notified of objections to the proposed amendments no later than 30 March 2018. In the absence of a sufficient number of objections by 30 March 2018, the proposed amendments will enter into force on 1 July 2018.