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CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
B . Road Traffic
16 .17 Regulation No. 17. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to the seats, their anchorages and any head restraints
1 December 1970
Entry into force
:
1 December 1970, in accordance with article 1(5).
Registration :
1 December 1970, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 37
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 756, p. 286; vol. 891, p. 178 and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.16/Rev.1 (revised text incorporating amendments series 01); vol. 1216, p. 302 and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.l/Add.16/Rev.1/Amend.1 (amendment series 02); and Rev. 2 and vol. 1425, p. 371 (revised text incorporating amendments series 03); depositary notification C.N.264.1987.TREATIES-48 of 14 December 1987 (procès-verbal of modifications of English and French texts); vol. 1557, p. 335 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/229 and Amend.1 (amendments series 04); C.N.232.1992.TREATIES-32 of 11 September 1992 (procès-verbal concerning modifications - French only); vol. 1763, p. 285 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/357 (supplement 1 to amendments series 04); C.N.179.1996.TREATIES-30 of 26 June 1996 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/502 (amendments series 05);  vol. 2000, p. 490 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/557 (amendments series 06); vol. 2030, p. 27 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/601 (amendments series 07)  C.N.367.1999.TREATIES-1 of 17 May 1999 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/645 (supplement 1 to the 07 series); C.N.631.1999.TREATIES-2 of 13 July 1999 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/665 (supplement 2 to the 07 series); C.N.655.1999.TREATIES-1 of 19 July 1999 (modifications); C.N.425.2000.TREATIES-1 of 27 June 2000 (modifications); C.N.814.2001.TREATIES-1 of 23 August 2001 (modifications); C.N.165.2004.TREATIES-1 of 4 March 2004 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/965 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications); C.N.1035.2004.TREATIES-1 of 4 October 2004 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/1021 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications); C.N.1166.2006.TREATIES-1 of 11 December 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/114  (supplement 3 to amendments series 07) and C.N.684.2007.TREATIES-1 of 5 July 2007 (adoption); C.N.30.2009.TREATIES-1 of 22 January 2009 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/107 (amendments series 08) and  C.N.437.2009.TREATIES-2 of 22 July 2009 (adoption); C.N.839.2011.TREATIES-1 of 26 January 2012  (proposal of amendments) and C.N.434.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.17 of 3 August 2012 (adoption of amendments); C.N.982.2013.TREATIES-IX.B.16.17 of 10 December 2013 (proposal of amendments).1
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 17 2
Participant
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
Belarus
 3 May 1995
Belgium
23 Jan 1976
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3
28 Sep 1998 d
Croatia 3
17 Mar 1994 d
Czech Republic 4
 2 Jun 1993 d
Denmark
21 Oct 1976
Egypt
 5 Dec 2012
Estonia
29 Oct 1998
European Union 5
23 Jan 1998
Finland
15 Dec 1977
France 6
 1 Dec 1970
Germany 7
26 Jan 1973
Greece
 4 Oct 1995
Hungary
20 Jan 1993
Italy
19 Jul 1975
Japan
 3 Jul 2002
Latvia
19 Nov 1998
Lithuania
28 Jan 2002
Luxembourg
 2 Mar 1983
Montenegro 8
23 Oct 2006 d
Netherlands 6
 1 Dec 1970
New Zealand 9
18 Jan 2002
Norway
23 Dec 1987
Poland
 4 Apr 1990
Romania
 2 Jul 1979
Russian Federation
19 Dec 1986
Serbia 3
12 Mar 2001 d
Slovakia 4
28 May 1993 d
Slovenia 3
 3 Nov 1992 d
South Africa
18 Apr 2001
Spain
 8 Apr 1977
Sweden
 7 May 1971
Switzerland
 4 Dec 1995
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 3
 1 Apr 1998 d
Turkey
16 Jan 2001
Ukraine
 9 Aug 2002
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
14 Dec 1971
End Note
1.For additional references to the texts of the annexed regulations and their amendments, see doc. TRANS/WP.29/343 as up-dated annually.
2.For technical reasons and in order to align this chapter with all others in the publication, the date indicated is no longer the date of effect of the regulation for the Contracting Party, but the date of receipt of the notification of application by the Secretary-General.
3.The former Yugoslavia applied Regulation No. 17 as from 28 June 1976. See also note 1 under “Bosnia and Herzegovina”, “Croatia”, “former Yugoslavia”, “Slovenia”, “The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and “Yugoslavia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
4.Czechoslovakia applied Regulation No. 17 as from 14 April 1972. See also note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
5.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.

6.Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3)..
7.The German Democratic Republic applied Regulation No. 17 as from 26 September 1977.

With regard to the above, the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany in a communication received on 14 January 1991, informed the Secretary-General of the following:

- [Regulation No. 17 which had] been applied by both the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic shall continue to apply...

The notification further states that it “. . . does not constitute a general statement of position by the Federal Republic of Germany on the question of state succession in relation to treaties.”

See also note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.

8.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
9.See note 1 under "New Zealand" regarding Tokelau in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.