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Legal instruments in the field of transport

Customs Convention on Containers, 1972

Geneva, 2 December 1972

Entry into force:

6 December 1975, in accordance with article 19.

Registration:

6 December 1975, No. 14449.

Status:

Signatories: 15, Parties: 39.

Text:

United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 988, p. 43 and depositary notifications C.N.358.1981.TREATIES-1 of 8 December 1981 (amendments to annexes 4 and 6); vol. 1407, p. 389 (amendments to annexes 1, 5, 6 and 7); vol. 1490, p. 531 (amendments to annex 6); vol. 1488, p. 345 (procès-verbal of rectification of the original French and Spanish texts); C.N.276.1988.TREATIES-1 of 1 December 1988 (amendments to article 1, paragraph c and annex 6); C.N.36.1994.TREATIES-1 of 10 March 1994 (amendments to the Convention and annexes 4 and 6); C.N.492.2007.TREATIES-1 of 20 April 2007 (proposal of amendments to Annexes 1 and 4); C.N.327.2008.TREATIES-1 of 22 April 2008 (amendments to Annexes 1 and 4).

 

 

Note: The Convention was adopted by the United Nations/IMCO Conference on Containers Traffic, held at Geneva from 13 November to 2 December 1972. The Conference was convened in pursuance of a decision taken by the Economic and Social Council on 22 May 19703 and Council resolutions 1568 (L)4 and 1725 (LIII)5. The Conference adopted a Final Act containing, inter alia, the texts of eight resolutions (see Doc. E/CONF.59/44). The Convention was open for signature until 15 January 1973 at the Office of the United Nations at Geneva and subsequently from 1 February 1973 until 31 December 1973 inclusive at the Headquarters of the United Nations at New York.

Participant

Signature  

Definitive signature (s), Ratification, Accession (a), Succession (d) 

Algeria 

14 Dec 1978 a 

Armenia 

9 Jun 2006 a 

Australia 

10 Nov 1975 a 

Austria 

22 May 1973 

17 Jun 1977 

Azerbaijan 

17 Jan 2005 a 

Belarus 

22 Oct 1973 

1 Sep 1976 

Bulgaria 

12 Jan 1973 

22 Feb 1977 

Burundi 

4 Sep 1998 a 

Canada 

5 Dec 1972 

10 Dec 1975 

China

22 Jan 1986 a 

Cuba 

23 Nov 1984 a 

Czech Republic

2 Jun 1993 d 

Finland 

26 Dec 1973 

22 Feb 1983 a  

Georgia 

2 Jun 1999 a 

Greece 

11 Jan 1973 

Hungary 

10 Jan 1973 

12 Dec 1973 

Indonesia 

11 Oct 1989 a 

Kazakhstan 

25 Jan 2005 a 

Kyrgyzstan 

22 Oct 2007 a 

Lebanon

29 Aug 2013 a

Liberia 

16 Sep 2005 a 

Lithuania 

27 Mar 2002 a 

Montenegro

23 Oct 2006 d 

Morocco 

14 Aug 1990 a 

New Zealand

20 Dec 1974 a 

Poland 

20 Dec 1972 

29 Apr 1982 

Republic of Korea 

15 Jan 1973 

19 Oct 1984 

Romania 

11 Dec 1973 

6 Mar 1975 

Russian Federation 

18 Oct 1973 

23 Aug 1976 

Saudi Arabia

23 Dec 2008 a 

Serbia 

6 Sep 2001 a 

Slovakia

28 May 1993 d 

Spain 

16 Apr 1975 a 

Switzerland

5 Dec 1972 

12 Oct 1976 

Trinidad and Tobago 

23 Mar 1990 a 

Tunisia

 

11 March 2009 a

Turkey 

15 Dec 1972 

13 Jul 1994 

Ukraine 

22 Oct 1973 

1 Sep 1976 

United States of America 

5 Dec 1972 

12 Nov 1984 

Uzbekistan 

27 Nov 1996 a 

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