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Legal instruments in the field of transport
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 

For additional information, including reservations, declarations and notes, please visit the UN Treaty Website: STATUS OF THE UNITED NATIONS AGREEMENTS AND CONVENTIONS

 

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