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Customs Convention on Containers

                                                                                                          Geneva, 18 May 1956

Entry into force: 4 August 1959 by the exchange of the said letters, in accordance with article 13 [Note: Article 20(1) of the Customs Convention on Containers 1972 (see chapter XI.A-15), provides that, upon its entry into force, it shall terminate and replace, in relations between the Parties to the latter Convention, the present Convention. The said Convention of 1972 came into force on 6 December 1975.].
Registration: 4 August 1959, No. 4834.
Status: Signatories: 12 ,Parties: 44.
Text: United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 338, p. 103. 
   
 
Participant
Signature  
Ratification, Accession (a), Succession (d) 
Algeria 
31 Oct 1963 a 
Antigua and Barbuda 
25 Oct 1988 d 
Australia 
6 Jan 1967 a 
Austria 
18 May 1956 
13 Nov 1957 
Belgium 
18 May 1956 
27 May 1960 
Bosnia and Herzegovina
12 Jan 1994 d 
Bulgaria 
18 Jan 1960 a 
Cambodia 
4 Aug 1959 a 
Cameroon 
24 Sep 1963 a 
Canada 
8 Sep 1972 a 
Croatia
31 Aug 1994 d 
Cuba 
4 Aug 1965 a 
Czech Republic
2 Jun 1993 d 
Denmark 
3 Sep 1965 a 
Finland 
15 Jun 1961 a 
France 
18 May 1956 
20 May 1959 
Germany
18 May 1956 
23 Oct 1961 
Greece 
12 Sep 1961 a 
Hungary 
18 May 1956 
23 Jul 1957 
Ireland 
7 Jul 1967 a 
Israel 
14 Nov 1967 a 
Italy 
18 May 1956 
29 Mar 1962 
Jamaica 
11 Nov 1963 d 
Japan 
14 May 1971 a 
Luxembourg 
18 May 1956 
25 Oct 1960 
Malawi 
24 May 1969 a 
Mauritius 
18 Jul 1969 d 
Montenegro
23 Oct 2006 d 
Netherlands
18 May 1956 
27 Jul 1960 
Norway 
22 Nov 1961 a 
Poland 
18 May 1956 
6 May 1959 
Portugal 
1 May 1964 a 
Romania 
1 Nov 1967 a 
Serbia
12 Mar 2001 d 
Sierra Leone 
13 Mar 1962 d 
Slovakia
28 May 1993 d 
Slovenia
3 Nov 1992 d 
Solomon Islands 
3 Sep 1981 d 
Spain 
21 Jan 1959 a 
Sweden 
18 May 1956 
11 Aug 1959 
Switzerland 
18 May 1956 
7 Jul 1960 
Trinidad and Tobago 
11 Apr 1966 d 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
18 May 1956 
23 May 1958 
United States of America 
3 Dec 1968 a 

 

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