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CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
B . Road Traffic
16 .26 Regulation No. 26. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to their external projections
Geneva, 1 July 1972
Entry into force
:
1 July 1972, in accordance with article 1(5).
Registration :
1 July 1972, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 35
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 829, p. 348; vol. 891, p. 178 and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/ TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.25/Amend.1 (revised text incorporating amendments series 01); depositary notification C.N.92.1986.TREATIES-21 of 23 May 1986 (procès-verbal of rectification of English and French texts); vol. 1952, p. 288 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/458 and Corr.1 (amendments series 02); C.N.1193.1999.TREATIES-3 of 6 January 2000 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/695 (supplement 1 to amendments series 02) and C.N.477.2000.TREATIES-1 of 7 July 2000 (adoption); C.N.1285.2004.TREATIES-1 of 23 December 2004 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2004/56 (amendments series 03) and C.N.483.2005.TREATIES-1 of 23 June 2005 (adoption); C.N.1168.2006.TREATIES-1 of 11 December 2006 and  doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/96 (supplement 1 to amendments series 03) and C.N.686.2007.TREATIES-1 of 6 July 2007 (adoption); C.N.17.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.26 of 15 January 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.446.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.26 of 24 July 2013 (adoption).1
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 26 2
Participant
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
Belarus
 3 May 1995
Belgium 3
 1 Jul 1972
Bosnia and Herzegovina 4
28 Sep 1998 d
Croatia 4
17 Mar 1994 d
Czech Republic 5
 2 Jun 1993 d
Denmark
21 Oct 1976
Egypt
 5 Dec 2012
Estonia
26 May 1999
European Union 6
23 Jan 1998
Finland
15 Dec 1977
France
 1 Jul 1972
Germany 7
26 Aug 1975
Greece
 4 Oct 1995
Hungary
19 Aug 1976
Italy
19 Jul 1975
Japan
 1 May 2001
Latvia
19 Nov 1998
Lithuania
28 Jan 2002
Luxembourg
 2 Aug 1983
Montenegro 8
23 Oct 2006 d
Netherlands
17 Apr 1981
New Zealand 9
18 Jan 2002
Norway
 6 Jan 1999
Poland
 2 Oct 2001
Romania
23 Dec 1976
Russian Federation
19 Dec 1986
Serbia 4
12 Mar 2001 d
Slovakia 5
28 May 1993 d
Slovenia
 2 Aug 1994
Spain
 1 Aug 1983
Sweden
 1 Jul 1972
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 4
 1 Apr 1998 d
Turkey
 8 May 2000
Ukraine
 9 Aug 2002
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
13 Dec 1972
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.Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3).
4.The former Yugoslavia applied Regulation No. 26 as from 21 May 1991. 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.
5.Czechoslovakia applied Regulation No. 26 as from 9 December 1975. See also note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
6.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.

7.The German Democratic Republic applied Regulation No. 26 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. 26 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.