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Various amendment proposals to the TIR Convention

5 November 2020

On 4 November 2020, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, acting in his capacity as depositary, issued the following depositary notifications:

i) C.N.513.2020.TREATIES-XI.A.16, informing of the submission of various proposals to amend the body and annexes of the TIR Convention, 1975. In accordance with the provisions of Article 59 (3) of the Convention, the amendments shall enter into force on 4 February 2022, unless an objection has been communicated to the Secretary-General not later than by 4 November 2020;

ii) C.N.514.2020.TREATIES-XI.A.16, informing of the submission of a proposal to amend Annex 6 of the TIR Convention, 1975. In accordance with the provisions of article 60 (1) of the Convention, the Administrative Committee decided, at its seventy-third session (11 October 2020) that the amendment shall enter into force on 1 June 2021. Therefore, the Secretary-General should be notified of objections to the proposed amendment no later than by 1 March 2021. In the absence of a sufficient number of objections by 1 March 2021, the proposed amendments shall enter into force on 1 June 2021.