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CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
B . Road Traffic
16 .103 Regulation No. 103. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of replacement pollution control devices for power-driven vehicles contents
23 February 1997
Entry into force
:
23 February 1997, in accordance with article 1(4).
Registration :
23 February 1997, No. 4789
Status :
Parties :: See XI-B-16. 1
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty, Series , vol. 1964, p. 401; C.N.1195.1999.TREATIES-2 of 6 January 2000 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/700 (supplement 1 to the original) and C.N.481.2000.TREATIES-2 of 7 July 2000 (adoption); C.N.1078.2004.TREATIES-1 of 4 October 2004 and doc.  TRANS/WP.29/1028 (supplement 2 to the original) and C.N.259.2005.TREATIES-1 of 8 April 2005 (adoption); C.N.791.2010.TREATIES-1 of 23 December 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/131 (Supplement 3) as amended by paragraph 58 of the report (proposal of amendments) and C.N.341.2011.TREATIES-1 of 23 June 2011 (adoption of amendments); C.N.999.2013.TREATIES-IX.B.16.103 of 10 December 2013 (proposal of amendments).2
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 103 3
Participant 1
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
Austria
23 Feb 1997
Azerbaijan
15 Apr 2002
Belarus
23 Feb 1997
Belgium
23 Feb 1997
Bosnia and Herzegovina
23 Feb 1997
Croatia
23 Feb 1997
Czech Republic
23 Feb 1997
Denmark
23 Feb 1997
Egypt
 5 Dec 2012
Estonia
23 Feb 1997
European Union 4
23 Jan 1998
Finland
23 Feb 1997
France
23 Feb 1997
Germany
23 Feb 1997
Greece
23 Feb 1997
Hungary
23 Feb 1997
Italy
23 Feb 1997
Latvia
19 Nov 1998
Lithuania
28 Jan 2002
Luxembourg
23 Feb 1997
Malaysia
 3 Feb 2006
Montenegro 5
23 Oct 2006 d
Netherlands
23 Feb 1997
Norway
23 Feb 1997
Poland
23 Feb 1997
Portugal
23 Feb 1997
Romania
23 Feb 1997
Russian Federation
23 Feb 1997
Serbia
23 Feb 1997
Slovakia
23 Feb 1997
Slovenia
23 Feb 1997
Spain
23 Feb 1997
Sweden
23 Feb 1997
Switzerland
23 Feb 1997
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
23 Feb 1997
Turkey
23 Feb 1997
Ukraine
 9 Aug 2002
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
23 Feb 1997
End Note
1.The Regulation enters into force for all Contracting Parties to the Agreement which did not notify their disagreement thereto, in accordance with 1 (4). The date listed under " Application of regulation " reflects the date of the entry into force of the Regulation for those States parties to the Agreement, at the time of the entry into force of the Regulation, which did not notify their disagreement thereto, in accordance with article 1(4) of the Agreement.

States parties to the Agreement not applying the Regulation may, at any time, notify the Secretary-General that they intend to apply it, and the Regulation will then enter into force for such States on the sixtieth day after such notification, in accordance with article 1(7) of the Agreement.  For these States, the date listed under " Application of regulation " is the date of deposit of the notification.

States that become parties to the Agreement subsequent to the entry into force of the Regulation, which do not notify their disagreement thereto, apply the Regulation as from the date of entry into force of the Agreement for such States.  In these cases, the date listed under " Application of regulation " reflects the date of deposit of the instrument of accession to the Agreement.

Following is the list of Contracting Parties that notified their objection to draft Regulation No. 103, pursuant to article 1 (4); or declared the non-application of Regulation No. 103, pursuant to article 1(5):

2

Participant:Date of the notification:
Japan*25 Sep 1998
Bulgaria**22 Nov 1999
Australia***25 Feb 2000
Ukraine****1 May 2000
South Africa*****18 Apr 2001
New Zealand******27 Nov 2001
Thailand2 Mar 2006


*See declaration made by Japan upon accession to the Agreement in chapter XI.B.16.

**In a note accompanying the instrument of accession, the Government of Bulgaria notified its intention to apply certain Regulations annexed to thegreement.  By notifying the application of certain Regulations, the Government of Bulgaria implicitly notified the non-application of those Regulations not specified, in accordance with article 1(5) of the Agreement. See declaration made by Bulgaria upon accession to the Agreement in XI.B.16.

***See declaration made by Australia upon accession to the Agreement in chapter XI.B.16.

****See declaration made by Ukraine upon accession to the Agreement in chapter XI.B.16.

*****See declaration made by South Africa upon accession to the Agreement in chapter XI.B.16.

******In a communication received on 18 January 2002, the Government of New Zealand, in connection with its accession to the Agreement, clarified its intention to apply certain Regulations annexed to the Agreement.  By notifying the application of certain Regulations, the Government of New Zealand implicitly notified the non-application of those Regulations not specified, in accordance with article 1(5) of the Agreement. See declaration made by New Zealand upon accession to the Agreement in XI.B.16.

2.For additional references to the texts of the annexed regulations and their amendments, see doc. TRANS/WP.29/343 as up-dated annually.
3.Proposed by the Administrative Committee.
4.See declaration made by the European Community upon accession to the Agreement in chapter XI.B.16.

In a letter dated 29 July 1998, the European Community informed the Secretary-General of the following:

"The accession of the EC has the effect that the [...] regulations adhered to are not (in cases where a Member State already applied a regulation: no longer) applied by Member States by virtue of their status as Contracting Parties to the Agreement but exclusively in their capacity as Member States of the Contracting Party European Community. Thus, the 14 Member States already Contracting Parties themselves, now apply all [these] regulations by virtue of the EC's accession."

... By the EC accession, Ireland has not become a Contracting Party. Only the EC has become a Contracting Party. Ireland being a Member State of this Contracting Party applies the [...] regulations [adhered to by the EC] by virtue of the EC's accession.

It will be recalled that, as at 29 July 1999, States Members of the EC are: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

5.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.