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CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
B . Road Traffic
16 .4 Regulation No. 4. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of devices for the illumination of rear registration plates of power-driven vehicles and their trailers
Geneva, 15 April 1964
Entry into force
:
15 April 1964, in accordance with article 1(5).
Registration :
15 April 1964, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 38
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 493, p. 308, and vol. 932, p. 118 (supplement 1 to the original); vol. 1525, p. 227 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/207 (supplement 2 to the original); vol. 1607, p. 381 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/277 (supplement 3 to the original); depositary notification C.N.42.1992.TREATIES-1 of 30 March 1992 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/290 (supplement 4 to the original); vol. 1911, p. 340 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/447 (supplement 5 to the original); vol. 1962, p. 411 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/490 (supplement 6 to the original); C.N.291.1997.TREATIES-59 of 18 July 1997 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/537 (supplement 7 to the original);1 and  vol. 2000, p. 489 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/664 (supplement 8 to the orginal); C.N.168.2002.TREATIES-1 of 26 February 2002 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/818 (supplement 9 to the original) and C.N.889.2002.TREATIES-2 of 28 August 2002 (adoption); C.N.859.2003.TREATIES-1 of 26 August 2003 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/927 (supplement 10 to the original) and C.N.212.2004.TREATIES-1 of 12 March 2004 (adoption); C.N.180.2004.TREATIES-1 of 4 March 2004 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/956 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications); C.N.1293.2005.TREATIES-1 of 4 January 2006 and  doc. TRANS/WP.29/2005/59 (supplement 11 to the original) and C.N.517.2006.TREATIES-1 of 10 July 2006 (adoption); C.N.597.2006.TREATIES-1 of 2 August 2006 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2006/50 (supplement 12 to the original) and C.N.181.2007.TREATIES-1 of 7 February 2007 (adoption); C.N.1144.2007.TREATIES-1 of 18 January 2008 and doc.ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2007/56 (modifications); C.N.1171.2007.TREATIES-2 of 11 January 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2007/57 (supplement 13 to the original) and C.N.477.2008.TREATIES-4 of 14 July 2008 (adoption);  C.N.274.2008.TREATIES-3 of 15 April 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/9 (supplement 14 to the original) and C.N.780.2008.TREATIES-5 of 27 October 2008 (adoption); C.N.294.2010.TREATIES-1 of 9 June 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/5 (supplement 15 to 00)(proposal of amendments) and C.N.713.2010.TREATIES-3 of 10 December 2010 (adoption); C.N.8.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.4 of 15 January 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.437.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.4  of 24 July 2013 (adoption).1
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 4 2
Participant
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
Albania
 6 Sep 2011
Australia
 1 Jun 2010
Austria
 1 Mar 1972
Belarus
 3 May 1995
Belgium 3
15 Apr 1964
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 Mar 1977
France
 7 May 1964
Germany 7
29 Nov 1965
Greece
 4 Oct 1995
Hungary
10 Mar 1965
Italy 3
15 Apr 1964
Latvia
19 Nov 1998
Lithuania
28 Jan 2002
Luxembourg
 5 Aug 1987
Montenegro 8
23 Oct 2006 d
Netherlands
11 Nov 1970
New Zealand 9
18 Jan 2002
Norway
23 Dec 1987
Poland
 2 Jun 1983
Romania
23 Dec 1976
Russian Federation
19 Dec 1986
Serbia 4
12 Mar 2001 d
Slovakia 5
28 May 1993 d
Slovenia 4
 3 Nov 1992 d
Spain
28 Dec 1965
Sweden
 7 May 1971
Switzerland
 4 Dec 1995
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
27 Jul 1967
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. 4 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.
5.Czechoslovakia applied Regulation No. 4 as from 17 June 1969. 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. 4 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. 4 which has] been applied by both the Federal Republic of Germany 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.