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CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
B . Road Traffic
16 .44 Regulation No. 44. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of restraining devices for child occupants of power-driven vehicles ("Child Restraint Systems")
Geneva, 1 February 1981
Entry into force
:
1 February 1981, in accordance with article 1(5).
Registration :
1 February 1981, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 31
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 1213, p. 204 and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/ TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.43; and Amend.1 (amendment series 01); depositary notification C.N.398.1983.TREATIES-61 of 26 January 1984 (procès-verbal of rectification); vol. 1423, p. 272 and doc. TRANS/SCI/WP29/134 (amendments series 02); vol. 1485, p. 358 and doc. TRANS/ SC1/WP29/177 (supplement 1 to amendments series 02); vol. 1525, p. 239 and doc. TRANS/ SC1/WP29/210 (supplement 2 to amendments series 02); vol. 1585, p. 438 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/259 (supplement 3 to amendments series 02); C.N.232.1992.TREATIES-32 of 11 September 1992 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications); vol. 1763, p. 287 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/360 (supple ment 4 to amendments series 02); vol. 1887, p. 396 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/401 (amendments series 03); C.N.204.1995.TREATIES-33 of 7 August 1995 (procès-verbal concerning modifications): C.N.227.1997.TREATIES-44 of 20 June 1997 (procès-verbal concerning modifications); vol. 2000, p. 492 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/561 (supplement 1 to amendments series 03); C.N.44.1998.TREATIES-25 of 9 March 1998 (modifications); C.N.377.1999.TREATIES-1 of 18 May 1999 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/650 (supplement 2 to amendments series 03); C.N.440.2000.TREATIES-1 of 29 June 2000 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/722 (supplement 3 to amendments series 03); C.N.134.2001.TREATIES-1 of 13 March 2001 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/750 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications); C.N.793.2001.TREATIES-1 of 20 August 2001 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/802 (supplement 4 to amendments series 03) and C.N.193.2002.TREATIES-1 of 4 March 2002 (adoption);  C.N.869.2003.TREATIES-2 of 26 August 2003 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/937 (supplement 5 to amendments series 03 and C.N.250.2004.TREATIES-2 of 12 March 2004 (adoption); C.N.112.2004.TREATIES-1 of 12 February 2004 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/973 (supplement 6 to the 03 series) and C.N.832.2004.TREATIES-2 of 13 August 2004 (adoption); C.N.170.2004.TREATIES-2 of 4 March 200/971 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications); C.N.171.2004.TREATIES-2 of 4 March 2004 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/972 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications); C.N.1280.2004.TREATIES-1 of 17 December 2004 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2004/64 and its Corr.1 (modifications); C.N.1298.2004.TREATIES-1 of 23 December 2004 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2004/62 (supplement 7 to amendments series 03) and C.N.485.2005.TREATIES-1 of 23?June 2005 (adoption); C.N.1299.2004.TREATIES-2 of 23 December 2004 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2004/63 and its Corr.1 and Corr.2 (amendments series 04) and C.N.486.2005.TREATIES-2 of 23 June 2005 (adoption); C.N.1335.2005.TREATIES-1 of 4  January 2006 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2005/86 and Amend.1 (supplement 1 to the amendments series 04) and C.N.529.2006.TREATIES-1 of 11 July 2006 (adoption); C.N.581.2006.TREATIES-1 of 1 August 2006 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2006/34 (modifications); C.N.605.2006.TREATIES-1 of 2 August 2006 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2006/35 (supplement 2 to amendments series 04) and C.N.75.2007.TREATIES-1 of 5 February 2007 (adoption); C.N.1181.2006.TREATIES-3 of 12 December 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/119 (supplement 3 to amendments series 04) and C.N.697.2007.TREATIES-2 of 9 July 2007 (adoption); C.N.570.2007.TREATIES-1 of 10 May 2007 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2007/21 (Supplement 4 to amendments series 04) and C.N.1084.2007.TREATIES-2 of 12 November 2007(adoption); C.N.1159.2007.TREATIES-1 of 18 January 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2007/87 (modifications); C.N.16.2009.TREATIES-1 of 15 January 2009 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/109 (modifications); C.N.268.2009.TREATIES-1 of 30 April 2009 and doc.  ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/46 (modifications); C.N.122.2010.TREATIES-2 of 3 March 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/111 (modifications); C.N.796.2010.TREATIES-2 of 23 December 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/126 (modifications); C.N.392.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.44 of 27 July 2012 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.121.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.44 of 30 January 2013 (adoption); C.N.25.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.44 of 15 January 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.461.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.44 of 24 July 2013 (adoption); C.N.518.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.44 of 13 August 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.71.2014.TREATIES-XI.B.16.44 of 19 February 2014 (adoption).1
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 44 2
Participant
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
Austria
29 May 1987
Belarus
13 Dec 2012
Belgium
17 Aug 1982
Czech Republic 3
 2 Jun 1993 d
Denmark
25 Mar 1981
Egypt
 5 Dec 2012
Estonia
24 Oct 1997
European Union 4
23 Jan 1998
Finland
11 Feb 1991
France
 3 Nov 1991
Germany 5
23 Jan 1984
Hungary
15 Sep 1988
Italy
30 Nov 1988
Japan
 2 Aug 2006
Latvia
19 Nov 1998
Lithuania
28 Jan 2002
Luxembourg
 2 Mar 1984
Netherlands 6
 1 Feb 1981
Norway
23 Dec 1987
Poland
23 May 2000
Romania
 5 Dec 1983
Russian Federation
12 Mar 2002
Slovakia 3
28 May 1993 d
Slovenia
16 May 1996
Spain
 2 Feb 1996
Sweden
14 Apr 1981
Switzerland
 4 Dec 1995
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
20 Jun 2002
Turkey
27 Feb 2003
Ukraine
21 Jan 2010
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 6
 1 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.Czechoslovakia applied Regulation No. 44 as from 8 November 1982 in application of article 12 (2) of the Agreement. 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.See 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).