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ADN - Present Status
European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN)

Geneva, 26 May 2000

Entry into force:

29 February 2008, in accordance with article 11 (1).

Status:

Signatories: 10, Parties: 18.

Text:

ECE/TRANS/ADN/CONF/2000/CRP.10; C.N.785.2000.TREATIES-8 of 18 October 2000 (Proposal of corrections to the German and Russian texts) and depositary notification C.N.28.2001.TREATIES-1 of 22 January 2001 [procès-verbal of rectification to the original text of the Agreement (German and Russian authentic texts)]; C.N.615.2008.TREATIES-5 (Reissued) of 8 September 2008 (Proposal of Amendments to the Regulations annexed to the ADN) and C.N.873.2008.TREATIES-6 of 2 December 2008 (Entry into force of the Amendments); C.N.159.2009.TREATIES-2 of 12 March 2009 (Proposal of correction to the original text of the Agreement (English text) and to the certified true copies) and C.N.482.2009.TREATIES-5 of 6 August 2009 (procès-verbal of rectification to the original text of the Agreement (English authentic text)); C.N.160.2009.TREATIES-3 of 12 March 2009 (Proposal of corrections to the Regulations annexed to ADN) and C.N.481.2009.TREATIES-4 of 6 August 2009 (Acceptance of corrections); C.N.834.2009.TREATIES-7 of 19 November 2009 (Proposal of corrections to the Regulations annexed to ADN) and C.N.76.2010.TREATIES-2 of 17 February 2010 (Acceptance of proposed corrections to the Regulations annexed to ADN); C.N.404.2010.TREATIES-3 of 28 June 2010 (Proposal of corrections to the Regulations annexed to ADN) and C.N.582.2010.TREATIES-7 of 30 September 2010 (Acceptance of the proposed Corrections to the Regulations annexed to the ADN); C.N.410.2010.TREATIES-4 of 1 July 2010 (Proposal of amendments to the Regulations annexed to ADN) and C.N.629.2010.TREATIES-9 of 5 October 2010 (Entry into force of amendments to the regulations annexed to the ADN); C.N.549.2010.TREATIES-6 of 1 September 2010 (Proposal of amendments to the Regulations annexed to ADN) and C.N.853.2010.TREATIES-11 (Entry into force of amendments to the regulations annexed to the ADN); C.N.599.2010.TREATIES-6 of 28 September 2010 (Proposal of corrections to the Regulations annexed to ADN) and C.N.851.2010.TREATIES-10 of 28 December 2010 (Acceptance of Proposed Corrections to the Regulations to the ADN); C.N.327.2012.TREATIES-XI.D.6 of 1 July 2012 (proposal of amendments to the regulations annexed to the ADN) and C.N.565.2012.TREATIES-XI.D.6 of 2 October 2012 (entry into force of amendments to the regulations annexed to the ADN); C.N.464.2012.TREATIES-XI.D.6 of 1 September 2012 (proposal of amendments to the regulations annexed to the ADN) and C.N.688.2012.TREATIES-XI.D.6 of 3 December 2012 (entry into force of amendments to the regulations annexed to the ADN); C.N.562.2012.TREATIES-XI.D.6 of 1 October 2012 (proposal of corrections to the regulations annexed to the ADN) and C.N.97.2013.TREATIES-XI.D.6 of 21 January 2013 (Acceptance of proposed corrections to the regulations annexed to the ADN) ; C.N.572.2012.TREATIES-XI.D.6 of 1 October 2012 (proposal of corrections to the regulations annexed to the ADN) and C.N.99.2013.TREATIES-XI.D.6 of 21 January 2013 (Acceptance of proposed corrections to the regulations annexed to the ADN); C.N.876.2013.TREATIES-XI-D-6 of 30 October 2013 (Proposal of Corrections to the regulations annexed to the ADN) and C.N.47.2014.TREATIES-XI.D.6 of 7 February 2014 (Corrections); C.N.425.2014.TREATIES-XI-D-6 of 1 July 2014 (Proposal of amendments to the regulations annexed to the ADN) and C.N.657.2014.TREATIES-XI-D-6 of 2 October 2014 (Entry into force) and C.N.649.2014.TREATIES-XI-D-6 of 2 October 2014 (Proposal of corrections to the regulations annexed to the ADN); C.N.529.2014.TREATIES-XI-D-6 of 1 September 2014 (Proposal of amendments to the regulations annexed to the ADN); C.N.621.2014.TREATIES-XI-D-6 of 29 September 2014 (Proposal of corrections to the regulations annexed to the ADN); C.N.649.2014.TREATIES-XI-D-6 of 2 October 2014 (Proposal of corrections to the regulations annexed to the ADN).

Note: The Agreement was adopted on 26 May 2000 at Geneva on the occasion of the Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of a European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterway (ADN) organized jointly by the Economic Commission for Europe and the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine (CCNR). Accordingly, pursuant to its Article 10, the Agreement would be opened for signature in Geneva from 26 May 2000 until 31 May 2001 at the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Europe by Member States of the Economic Commission for Europe whose territory contains inland waterways, other than those forming a coastal route, which form part of the network of inland waterways of international importance as defined in the European Agreement on Main Inland Waterways of International Importance (AGN), Geneva, 19 January 1996.

Participant

Signature

Definitive signature (s), Ratification, Acceptance (A), Approval (AA), Accession (a)

Austria

9 Nov 2004 a

Belgium

17 Jun 2014 a

Bulgaria

13 Jun 2000

7 Mar 2006

Croatia

14 Jun 2000

4 Mar 2009

Czech Republic

26 May 2000

21 Sep 2011

France

23 Oct 2000

3 Apr 2008 AA

Germany

26 May 2000

31 Jan 2008 A

Hungary

4 May 2004 a

Italy

26 May 2000

Luxembourg

29 Jan 2001

24 May 2007

Poland

25 Jun 2010 a

Netherlands

20 Dec 2000

30 Apr 2003 A

Republic of Moldova

26 Mar 2001

19 Feb 2008 A

Romania

3 Dec 2008 a

Russian Federation

10 Oct 2002 a

Serbia

06 Jan 2011 a

Slovakia

26 May 2000

20 Oct 2009

Switzerland

8 Feb 2011 a

Ukraine

28 Jan 2010 a

Declarations and Reservations

(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were madeupon definitive signature, ratififcation, acceptance, approval or accession.)

Austria

Declaration:
The Agreement applies to the Danube (including the Vienna Danube channel), the March, the Enns and the Traun, as well as their arms, side-channels, ports and branches. The Agreement shall not apply to the following:
1. The New Danube (bypass channel) from the inlet (km 1,938.06) to Weir II (km 1,918.30);
2. Greiffenstein barrage weir: the section of the old Danube arm above the sill (km 1,948.89,right bank);
3. Altenwörth barrage weir: the section of the old Danube arm above the sill (km 1,979.55, left bank);
4. Melk barrage weir: the section of the left-bank old Danube arm above the sill (km 2,037.30, left bank), as well as the section of the Melk old Danube arm above the sill (km 2,035.70, right bank);
5. Abwinden barrage weir: the section of the old Danube arm above the sill (km 2,120.40, left bank);
6. The Enns from km 2.7;
7. The Traun from km 1.8;
8. The March from km 6;
9. Any other waters to which reference has not been made.

Belgium

Declaration:
In accordance with the revised Convention on the Navigation of the Rhine (and of article 14, paragraph 3 (b), of the Agreement ADN, the competencies of the State Parties to this Convention in respect of regulations concerning the transport of the dangerous goods on the Rhine are exercised jointly in the framework of the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine. Therefore, the provisions of the Agreement ADN and its annexes as well as their amendments must be implemented in the Rhine regulations by the Central Commission in accordance with the above-mentioned Convention. The Member State of the Central Commission undertakes, in this context, to assist in taking the necessary measures for the implementation of this agreement on the Rhine.

France

Declaration:
… the French Republic, with reference to Article 14, paragraph 3, sub b, declares that the implementation of the Agreement on the Rhine and the Moselle is subject to compliance with the procedures set out in the statutes of the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine.

Germany

Declaration:
“With reference to Article 14, paragraph 3, sub-paragraph b, of the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN), the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany declares that the implementation of the Agreement on the Rhine is subject to compliance with the procedures set out in the statutes of the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine (CCR), and its implementation on the Moselle is subject to compliance with the procedures set out in the statutes of the Moselle Commission.”

Luxembourg

Declaration made upon signature and confirmed upon ratification:
[The] Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, on signing this Agreement, declares that the obligations arising therefrom in no way affect the commitments assumed by Luxembourg by virtue of its membership in the European Union.

Netherlands

Declaration:
"With reference to Article 14, paragraph 3, sub b, of the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways, the kingdom of the Netherlands declares that the implementation of the Agreement on the Rhine, Waal and Lek is subject to compliance with the procedures set out in the statutes of the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine."

Switzerland

Declaration under article 14, paragraph 3(a) :
This Agreement shall not extend to:
(a) the Rhine upstream of the highway overpass in Rheinfelden;
(b) lakes Constance, Léman, Majeur and Lugano.

Declaration under article 14, paragraph 3(b) :
The implementation of this Agreement on the Rhine downstream of the "Mittlere Rheinbrücke" in Basel is subject to compliance with the procedures set out in the statutes of the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine. Accordingly, the provisions of the Agreement and its annexes as well as the ad hoc amendments must be implemented in accordance with the Revised Convention on the Navigation of the Rhine, signed in Mannheim on 17 october 1868 by the Grand Duchy of Baden, Bavaria, France, the Grand Duchy of Hesse, the Netherlands and Prussia.
Ukraine

Reservation:
“… subject to the reservation that Ukraine does not consider itself bound by Article 15 of the Agreement with reference to paragraph 1 of Article 16 of the Agreement.”

For additional information, please visit the UNECE Transport Division's Website dedicated to this agreement: ADN and the dedicated page on the UN Treaties website


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