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CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
B . Road Traffic
16 .3 Regulation No. 3. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of retro-reflecting devices for power-driven vehicles and their trailers
Geneva, 1 November 1963
Entry into force
:
1 November 1963, in accordance with article 1(5).
Registration :
1 November 1963, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 40
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 480, p. 376; vol. 557, p. 274 (procès-verbal of rectification of the authentic text); doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS.505/Add.2/Rev.1 (Revised text incorporating amendments series 01); vol. 1401, p. 254 and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS.505/Add.2/Rev.1/Amend.1 (amendments series 02); vol. 1607, p. 350 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/254 (supplement 1 to amendments series 02); vol. 1764, p. 269 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/367 (supplement 2 to amendments series 02); depositary notification C.N.245.1995.TREATIES-64 of 15 September 1995 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/446 (supplement 3 to amendments series 02);  vol. 2000, p. 489 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/536 (supplement 4 to amendments series 02); C.N.441.1997.TREATIES-110 of 5 December 1997 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/584 (supplement 5 to amendments series 02); C.N.127.2001.TREATIES-1 of 13 March 2001 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/744 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications); C.N.105.2002.TREATIES-1 of 11 February 2002 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/817 (supplement 6 to amendments series 02) and C.N.905.2002.TREATIES-2 of 29 August 2002 (adoption); C.N.11.2003.TREATIES-1 of 16 January 2003 and doc.  TRANS/WP.29/886 (supplement 7 to amendments series 02) and C.N.581.2003.TREATIES-2 of 17 July 2003 (adoption); C.N.103.2004.TREATIES-1 of 12 February 2004 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/955 (supplement 8 to the 02 series) and C.N.817.2004.TREATIES-3 of 13 August 2004 (adoption); C.N.153.2004.TREATIES-2 of 4 March 2004 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/954 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications); C.N.454.2004.TREATIES-2 of 13 May 2004 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/993 (supplement 9 to the 02 series) and C.N.1157.2004.TREATIES-3 of 15 November 2004 (adoption); C.N.596.2006.TREATIES-1 of 2 August 2006 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2006/49 (supplement 10 to the 02 series) and C.N.66.2007.TREATIES-1 of 5 February 2007 (adoption); C.N.199.2009.TREATIES-1 of 24 April 2009 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/11 (supplement 11 to the 02 series) and  C.N.752.2009.TREATIES-2 of 27 October 2009 (adoption); C.N.809.2010.TREATIES-2 of 23 December 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/92 (Supplement 12 to the 02 series of amendments) as amended by paragraph 50 of the report (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1087) (proposal of amendments) and C.N.366.2011.TREATIES-1 of 23 June 2011 (adoption of amendments); C.N.7.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.3 of 15 January 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.436.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.3 of 24 July 2013 (adoption of amendments); C.N.224.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.3 of 3 May 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.935.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.3 of 21 November 2013 (adoption of amendments); C.N.157.2014.TREATIES-XI.B.16.3 of 9 April 2014 (proposal of amendments).1
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 3 2
Participant
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
Albania
 6 Sep 2011
Australia
 1 Jun 2010
Austria
 1 Mar 1972
Belarus
 3 May 1995
Belgium
22 Jul 1969
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
26 May 1999
European Union 5
23 Jan 1998
Finland
19 Jul 1976
France 6
 1 Nov 1963
Germany 7
29 Nov 1965
Greece
 4 Oct 1995
Hungary
10 Mar 1965
Italy
22 Apr 1964
Japan 8
25 Sep 1998
Latvia
19 Nov 1998
Lithuania
28 Jan 2002
Luxembourg
 5 Aug 1987
Montenegro 9
23 Oct 2006 d
Netherlands 10
10 Jan 1966
New Zealand 11
18 Jan 2002
Norway
23 Dec 1987
Poland
 2 Jun 1983
Romania
23 Dec 1976
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
28 Dec 1965
Sweden
 1 Jul 1966
Switzerland
 4 Dec 1995
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 3
 1 Apr 1998 d
Turkey
 8 May 2000
Ukraine
 9 Aug 2002
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 6
 1 Nov 1963
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. 3 as from 26 May 1969. 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. 3 as from 16 February 1964. 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'saccession."

... 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. 3 as from 3 January 1976.

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,  inter alia , of the following:

- [Regulation No. 3 which has] 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.In its instrument of accession the Government of Japan stated, inter alia ,  that it was bound by Regulation No. 3 (Revision 2).
9.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
10.For the Kingdom in Europe.
11.See note 1 under "New Zealand" regarding Tokelau in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.