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B . Road Traffic
16 .34 Regulation No. 34. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to the prevention of fire risks
1 July 1975
Entry into force
1 July 1975, in accordance with article 1(5).
Registration :
1 July 1975, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 29
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 973, p. 270 and vol. 1122, p. 358 (amendments series 01); C.N.17.2003.TREATIES-1 of 16 January 2003 and doc.  TRANS/WP.29/891 (amendments series 02) and C.N.671.2003.TREATIES-3 of 17 July 2003 (adoption); C.N.108.2004.TREATIES-1 of 12 February 2004 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/967 (supplement 1 to the 02 series) and C.N.823.2004.TREATIES-2 of 13 August 2004 (adoption); C.N.1172.2006.TREATIES-1 of 11 December 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/97 (supplement 2 to amendments series 02) and C.N.690.2007.TREATIES-1 of 6 July 2007 (adoption); C.N.205.2009.TREATIES-1 of 24 Avril 2009 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/35 (Supplement 3 to amendments series 02) and C.N.759.2009.TREATIES-2 of 27 October 2009 (adoption); C.N.842.2011.TREATIES-1 of 26 January 2012  (proposal of amendments) and C.N.424.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.34 of 3 August 2012 (adoption of amendments); C.N.227.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.34 of 18 May 2012 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.653.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.34 of 26 November 2012 (adoption); C.N.764.2014.TREATIES-IX.B.16.34 of 15 December 2014 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.339.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.16.34 of 19 June 2015 (adoption).1
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 34 2
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
 3 May 1995
17 Aug 1982
 2 Feb 2001
Czech Republic 3
 2 Jun 1993 d
19 Sep 1979
 5 Dec 2012
26 May 1999
European Union 4
23 Jan 1998
15 Dec 1977
12 Jul 1978
Germany 5
26 Apr 1983
 9 Jul 1997
 2 Sep 1976
22 May 2015
28 Jan 2002
 2 Aug 1983
 3 Feb 2006
22 Apr 1985
23 Dec 1987
23 May 2000
 6 Apr 1981
Russian Federation
 8 Feb 1996
Slovakia 3
28 May 1993 d
16 May 1996
Sweden 6
 1 Jul 1975
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
20 Jun 2002
27 Feb 2003
 9 Aug 2002
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 6
 1 Jul 1975
End Note
1. For additional references to the texts of the annexed regulations and their amendments, see doc. TRANS/WP.29/343 as updated 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.Czechoslovakia applied Regulation No. 34 as from 18 September 1982. See also note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
4.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.The German Democratic Republic applied Regulation No. 34 as from 28 June 1981.
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. 34 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.
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).