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CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
B . Road Traffic
11 .a Protocol to the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR)
Geneva, 5 July 1978
Entry into force
:
28 December 1980, in accordance with article 4(1).
Registration :
28 December 1980, No. 19487
Status :
Signatories : 6. Parties : 42
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 1208, p. 427.
Note :
The Protocol was adopted by the Inland Transport Committee of the Economic Commission for Europe at its thirty-eighth (special) session held at Geneva on 5 July 1978.  The Protocol is open for signature at Geneva from 1 September 1978 to 31 August 1979.
Participant
Signature
Accession(a), Ratification
Albania
  12 Jan 2007 a
Armenia
   9 Jun 2006 a
Austria
  19 Feb 1981 a
Belarus
  29 Jul 2008 a
Belgium
   6 Jun 1983 a
Cyprus
   2 Jul 2003 a
Czech Republic
  29 Jun 2006 a
Denmark
23 Aug 1979
20 May 1980
Estonia
  17 Dec 1993 a
Finland
17 Aug 1979
15 May 1980
France
  14 Apr 1982 a
Georgia
   4 Aug 1999 a
Germany 1, 2
 1 Nov 1978
29 Sep 1980
Greece
  16 May 1985 a
Hungary
  18 Jun 1990 a
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  17 Sep 1998 a
Ireland
  31 Jan 1991 a
Italy
  17 Sep 1982 a
Jordan
  13 Nov 2008 a
Kyrgyzstan
   2 Apr 1998 a
Latvia
  14 Jan 1994 a
Lebanon
  22 Mar 2006 a
Lithuania
  17 Mar 1993 a
Luxembourg
30 Mar 1979
 1 Aug 1980
Malta
  21 Dec 2007 a
Netherlands 3
  28 Jan 1986 a
Norway
  31 Aug 1984 a
Poland
  23 Nov 2010 a
Portugal
  22 Aug 1989 a
Republic of Moldova
  31 May 2007 a
Romania
28 Aug 1979
 4 May 1981
Slovakia
  20 Feb 2008 a
Slovenia
  21 Nov 2013 a
Spain
  11 Oct 1982 a
Sweden
  30 Apr 1985 a
Switzerland
  10 Oct 1983 a
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  20 Jun 1997 a
Tunisia
  24 Jan 1994 a
Turkey
   2 Aug 1995 a
Turkmenistan
  18 Sep 1996 a
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 4
25 Sep 1978
 5 Oct 1979
Uzbekistan
  27 Nov 1996 a
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made
upon ratification or accession.)
France
       The Government of the French Republic, referring to article 9 of the Protocol, declares that it does not consider itself bound by article 8, which provides for the compulsory jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice.

Romania
       Reservation made upon signature and confirmed upon ratification:
       The Socialist Republic of Romania declares, pursuant to article 9 of the Protocol to the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR), done at Geneva on 19 May 1956, that it does not consider itself bound by article 8 of the Protocol, under which any dispute between two or more Contracting Parties relating to the interpretation or application of the Protocol which the Parties are unable to settle by negotiation or other means may, at the request of any one of the Contracting Parties concerned, be referred to the International Court of Justice.
       The Socialist Republic of Romania considers that such disputes may be referred to the International Court of Justice only with the consent of all parties to the dispute in each individual case.
       Declarations made upon signature and confirmed upon ratification:
       The Socialist Republic of Romania further declares that the provisions of article 3, paragraphs 1 and 2, of the Protocol are not in keeping with the principle that multilateral international treaties must be open for participation by all States for which the aim and purpose of such treaties are of concern.
       The Socialist Republic of Romania likewise declares that the maintenance of the dependent status of certain territories, to which reference is made in article 7 of the Protocol, is not in conformity with the Charter of the United Nations concerning the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples, including the Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations unanimously adopted in 1970 by the General Assembly in its resolution 2625 (XXV), which solemnly proclaims the duty of States to promote realization of the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples in order to bring a speedy end to colonialism.

Switzerland
       Declaration:
       With reference to new paragraphs 7 and 9 of article 23 of the CMR, which have been added in accordance with article 2 of the Protocol, the Swiss Federal Council declares that Switzerland calculates the value of its national currency in terms of the Special Drawing Right (SDR) in the following manner:
       Each day, the Swiss National Bank (BNS) communicates to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) the average rate for the United States Dollar on the Zurich currency market.  The exchange value of an SDR in Swiss Francs is obtained using that exchange rate for the dollar and the exchange rate of the SDR against the Dollar, as calculated by IMF.  On the basis of those values, BNS calculates an average rate for the SDR, which it publishes in its monthly bulletin.

Turkey
       Reservation:
       "The Republic of Turkey does not consider itself bound by article 8 of the Additional Protocol, under which any dispute between two or more Contracting Parties relating to the interpretation or application of the Convention which is not settled by negotiation or other means may, at the request of any of the Contracting Parties concerned, be referred to the International Court of Justice."

Territorial Application
Participant
Date of receipt of the notification
Territories
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 19 Apr 1982 Isle of Man
  9 Oct 1986 Bailiwick of Guernsey
End Note
1.See note 1 under “Germany” regarding Berlin (West) in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
2.See note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
3.For the Kingdom in Europe.
4.In respect of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Gibraltar.