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Legal instruments in the field of transport
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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