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CHAPTER XI 1
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
B . Road Traffic
16 .37 Regulation No. 37. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of filament lamps for use in approved lamp units of power-driven vehicles and of their trailers
Geneva, 1 February 1978
Entry into force
:
1 February 1978, in accordance with article 1(5).
Registration :
1 February 1978, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 38
Text :
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TRANS/WP.29/586 (supplement 15 to3); vol. 2024, p. 35 (procès-verbal concerning  modifications); C.N.302.1998.TREATIES-69 of 6 August 1998 (procès-verbal concerning modifications); C.N.322.1998.TREATIES-93 and doc.TRANS/WP/29/622 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.677.1999.TREATIES-1 of 26 July 1999 (adoption); C.N.369.1999.TREATIES-1 of 17 May 1999 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/649 (supplement 17 to amendments series 03) and C.N.1088.1999.TREATIES-1 of 3 December 1999 (adoption); C.N.635.1999.TREATIES-3 of 13 July 1999 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/670 (supplement 18 to amendments series 03) and C.N.20.2000.TREATIES-1 of 19 January 2000 (adoption); C.N.438.2000.TREATIES-1 of 28 June 2000 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/719 (supplement 19 to amendments series 03) and C.N.1480.2000.TREATIES-2 of 15 January 2001 (adoption); C.N.110.2001.TREATIES-1 of 9 March 2001 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/748 (supplement 20 to amendments series 03) and C.N.775.2001.TREATIES-3 of 17 September 2001 (adoption); C.N.536.2001.TREATIES-2 of 4 June 2001 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/778 (supplement 21 to amendments series 03) and C.N.1417.2001.TREATIES-3 of 10 December 2001 (adoption); C.N.612.2002.TREATIES-1 of 7 June 2002 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/845 (supplement 22 to amendments series 03) and C.N.1154.2002.TREATIES-2 of 9 December 2002 (adoption); C.N.32.2003.TREATIES-1 of 17 January 2003 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/893 (modifications);  C.N.867.2003.TREATIES-1 of 26 August 2003 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/935 (supplement 23 to amendments series 03) and C.N.248.2004.TREATIES-1 of 12 March 2004 (adoption); C.N.458.2004.TREATIES-1 of 13 May 2004 and doc.  TRANS/WP.29/1000 (supplement 24 to the 03 series) and C.N.1160.2004.TREATIES-2 of 15 November 2004 (adoption); C.N.1286.2004.TREATIES-1 of 23 December 2004 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2004/50 and its Corr.1 (supplement 25 to amendments series 03) and C.N.484.2005.TREATIES-1 of 23 June 2005 (adoption); C.N.1333.2005.TREATIES-1 of 4 January 2006 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2005/66 (supplement 26 to amendments series 03) and C.N.525.2006.TREATIES-2 of 10 July 2006 (adoption); C.N.296.2006.TREATIES-1 of 10 April 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/12 (supplement 27 to amendments series 03) and C.N.867.2006.TREATIES-2 of 25 October 2006 (adoption); C.N.1173.2006.December 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/82 + Corr. 1 (F only) (supplement 28 to amendments series 03) and C.N.691.2007.TREATIES-1 of 6 July 2007 (adoption); C.N.1144.2006.TREATIES-1 of 13 December 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/81 (modifications); C.N.777.2007.TREATIES-1 of 2 August 2007 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2007/52 (modifications); C.N.778.2007.TREATIES-2 of 2 August 2007 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2007/51 (modifications); C.N.782.2007.TREATIES-1 of 3 August 2007 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2007/54 + Amend.1 (supplement 29 to amendments series 03) and C.N.135.2008.TREATIES-1 of 26 February 2008 (adoption); C.N.1214.2007.TREATIES-2 of 11 January 2008 and doc. 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ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/87 (Supplement 34 to amendments series 03) and C.N.502.2010.TR-4 of 19 August 2010 (Adoption); C.N.123.2010.TREATIES-2 of 3 March 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/86 (modifications); C.N.288.2010.TREATIES-2 of 16 June 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/16 (modifications); C.N.301.2010.TREATIES-1 of 9 June 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/17 (supplement 35 to 03) (proposal of amendments) and C.N.722.2010.TREATIES-5 of 10 December 2010 (adoption);  C.N.794.2010.TREATIES-6 of 23 December 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/103 (modifications); C.N.795.2010.TREATIES-7 of 23 December 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/104 (modifications); C.N.818.2010.TREATIES-8 of 23 December 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/96 (Supplement 36 to the 03 series of amendments) (proposals of amendments) and C.N.353.2011.TREATIES-5 of 23 June 2011 (adoption of amendments); C.N.150.2011.TREATIES-1 of 28 April 2011 (modifications) and doc. 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ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/10 (Supplement 37 to the 03 series of amendments) and C.N.719.2011.TREATIES-6 of 2 November 2011 (adoption); C.N.843.2011.TREATIES-7 of 26 January 2012  (proposal of amendments) and C.N.431.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.37 of 3 August 2012 (adoption of amendments); C.N.251.2012.TREATIES-XI-B-16-37 of 18 May 2012 (corrections); C.N.228.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.37 of 18 May 2012 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.658.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.37 of 26 November 2012 (adoption); C.N.21.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.37 of 15 January 2013 (proposal of amendments)  and C.N.459.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.37 of 24 July 2013 (adoption); C.N.230.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.37 of 3 May 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.940.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.37 of 21 November 2013 (proposal of amendments); C.N.985.2013.TREATIES-IX.B.16.37 of 10 December 2013 (proposal of amendments).2
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 37 3
Participant
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
Australia
 1 Jun 2010
Austria
 9 Nov 1981
Belarus
 3 May 1995
Belgium
 7 Aug 1978
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1
28 Sep 1998 d
Croatia 1
17 Mar 1994 d
Czech Republic 4
 2 Jun 1993 d
Denmark
23 Jan 1978
Egypt
 5 Dec 2012
Estonia
26 May 1999
European Union 5
23 Jan 1998
Finland
 1 Feb 1978
France
 4 May 1978
Germany 6, 7
 1 Feb 1978
Greece
 4 Oct 1995
Hungary
24 Sep 1979
Italy
16 Jun 1978
Latvia
19 Nov 1998
Lithuania
28 Jan 2002
Luxembourg
 2 Aug 1985
Montenegro 8
23 Oct 2006 d
Netherlands 6
 1 Feb 1978
New Zealand 9
18 Jan 2002
Norway
23 Dec 1987
Poland
 2 Jun 1983
Romania
 2 Jul 1979
Russian Federation
19 Dec 1986
Serbia 1
12 Mar 2001 d
Slovakia 4
28 May 1993 d
Slovenia 1
 3 Nov 1992 d
South Africa
18 Apr 2001
Spain
27 Nov 1979
Sweden
 3 Sep 1980
Switzerland
 4 Dec 1995
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 1
 1 Apr 1998 d
Turkey
 8 May 2000
Ukraine
 9 Aug 2002
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 1 Feb 1978
End Note
1.It appears from the indications given by the former Yugoslavia that it had applied Regulation 37  de facto as from 15 Feburary 1982, and the Secretary-General's understanding was that none of the other Contracting Parties concerned objected thereto. 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.
2.For additional references to the texts of the annexed regulations and their amendments, see doc. TRANS/WP.29/343 as updated annually.
3.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.
4.Czechoslovakia applied Regulation No. 37 as from 11 November 1980.  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. 37 as from 23 June 1979.

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. 37 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.”

Moreover, it should be noted that Regulation No. 37 was proposed by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany...

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.