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CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
B . Road Traffic
16 .43 Regulation No. 43. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of safety glazing materials and their installation on vehicles
15 February 1981
Entry into force
:
15 February 1981, in accordance with article 1(5).
Registration :
15 February 1981, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 37
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 1214, p. 295 and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/ TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.42; vol. 1291, p. 281 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP.29/89; vol. 1423, p. 261 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/122, Corr.1 (French only), and Corr.2; vol. 1458, p. 241 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/156 (supplement 3); C.N.636.1999.TREATIES-1 of 13 July 1999 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/671 (supplement 4) and C.N.23.2000.TREATIES-1 of 20 January 2000 (adoption); C.N.1191.1999.TREATIES-2 of 6 January 2000 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/697 (supplement 5) and C.N.479.2000.TREATIES-1 of 7 July 2000 (adoption); C.N. 450.2000.TREATIES-1 of 29 June 2000 (modifications); C.N.111.2001.TREATIES-1 of 9 March 2001 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/749 (supplement 6) and C.N.776.2001.TREATIES-2 of 17 September 2001 (adoption); and C.N.112.2002.TREATIES-1 of 8 February 2002 (modifications); C.N.600.2002.TREATIES-1 of 13 June 2002 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/847 (modifications); C.N.601.2002.TREATIES-1 of 13 June 2002 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/848 (modifications); C.N.19.2003.TREATIES-1 of 16 January 2003 and doc.  TRANS/WP.29/895 (supplement 7 ) and C.N.675.2003.TREATIES-2 of 17 July 2003 (adoption); C.N.110.2004.TREATIES-1 of 12 February 2004 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/970 (supplement 8 to the original) and C.N.831.2004.TREATIES-2 of 13 August 2004 (adoption); C.N.1180.2006.TREATIES-1 of 12 December 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/99 (supplement 9 to the original) and C.N.704.2007.TREATIES-2 of 9 July 2007 (adoption); C.N.569.2007.TREATIES-1 of 10 May 2007 (Supplement 10 to the original) and C.N.1082.2007.TREATIES-2 of 12 November 2007 (adoption); C.N.1156.2007.TREATIES-1 18 January 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2007/81 + amendment referred to in paragraph 47 of the report of the session (modifications); C.N.33.2009.TREATIES-1 of 22 January 2009 anddoc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/94 + amendment referred to in para. 56 of the report (supplement 11 to the original) and C.N.440.2009.TREATIES-3 of 22 July 2009 (adoption); C.N.207.2009.TREATIES-2 of 24 April 2009 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/36 (supplement 12 to the original) and C.N.761.2009.TREATIES-4 of 27 October 2009 (adoption); C.N.303.2010.TREATIES-1 of 9 June 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/37 (supplement 13 to 00) (proposal of amendments) and C.N.721.2010.TREATIES2 of 10 December 2010 (adoption); C.N.154.2011.TREATIES-1 of 28 April 2011(modifications) and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/40 (Corrigendum 1 to Revision 2); C.N.210.2011.TREATIES-7 of 28 April 2011 (proposal of amendments) and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/35 (01 series) and C.N.720.2011.TREATIES-4 of 2 November 2011 (adoption); C.N.211.2011.TREATIES-3 of 28 April 2011 (proposal of amendments) and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/34 (Supplement 14) and C.N.721.2011.TREATIES-5 of 2 November 2011 (adoption); C.N.229.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.43 of 18 May 2012 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.657.2012.TREATIES-XI-B-16-43 of 26 November 2012 (adoption); C.N.213.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.43 of 3 May 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.941.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.43 of 21 November 2013 (proposal of amendments).1
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 43 2
Participant
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
Austria
28 Mar 1984
Belarus
 3 May 1995
Belgium
 7 Jan 1981
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3
28 Sep 1998 d
Bulgaria
22 Nov 1999
Croatia 3
17 Mar 1994 d
Czech Republic 4
 2 Jun 1993 d
Egypt
 5 Dec 2012
Estonia
29 Oct 1998
European Union 5
23 Jan 1998
Finland 6
27 Jul 1981
France 7
15 Feb 1981
Germany 7, 8
15 Feb 1981
Greece
 4 Oct 1995
Hungary
26 Jan 1984
Italy
14 Sep 1981
Latvia
19 Nov 1998
Lithuania
28 Jan 2002
Luxembourg
 2 Mar 1983
Montenegro 9
23 Oct 2006 d
Netherlands
22 Apr 1985
New Zealand 10
18 Jan 2002
Norway
25 Mar 1993
Poland
14 Sep 1992
Portugal
21 Jun 1990
Romania
 5 Dec 1983
Russian Federation
 1 May 1998
Serbia 3
12 Mar 2001 d
Slovakia 4
28 May 1993 d
Slovenia 3
 3 Nov 1992 d
South Africa
18 Apr 2001
Spain
 2 Sep 1983
Sweden
19 Jun 1981
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
15 Feb 1981
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. 43 as from 23 October 1985. 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. 43 as from 12 September 1981.  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.With regard to Regulation No. 43, the Government of Finland made the following statement:

“A provision concerning new automobiles, which is in force in Finalnd since 1 January 1981, prohibits the mounting of tempered windshields on automobiles.”

7.Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3).
8.The German Democratic Republic applied Regulation No. 43 as from 3 April 1988.

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:

Moreover, it should be noted that Regulation No. 43 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.

9.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
10.See note 1 under "New Zealand" regarding Tokelau in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.