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B . Road Traffic
16 .45 Regulation No. 45. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of headlamp cleaners, and of power-driven vehicles with regard to headlamp cleaners
Geneva, 1 July 1981
Entry into force
1 July 1981, in accordance with article 1(5).
Registration :
1 July 1981, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 28
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 1237, p. 417 and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/ TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.44, depositary notification CN.213.1985. TREATIES-23 of 10 October 1985 (procès-verbal of rectification of English and French texts); C.N.189. 1987. TREATIES-34 of 9 September 1987 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/182 (amendments series 01); vol. 1589, p. 425 and doc. TRANS/SC1WP29/260 (supplement 1 to amendments series 01); C.N.291.1990.TREATIES-48 of 5 December 1990 and doc. TRANS/ SC1/WP29/275 (supplement 2 to amendments series 01); vol. 1605, p. 407 (procès-verbal concerning modifications); vol. 1893, p. 380 (procès-verbal concerning modifications); vol. 2000, p. 486 and doc. TRANS/ WP.29/545 (supplement 3 to amendments series 01); C.N.441.2000.TREATIES-1 of 29 June 2000 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/723 (supplement 4 to amendments series 01); C.N.135.2001.TREATIES-1 of 13 March 2001 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/751 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications); C.N.558.2001.TREATIES-1 of 5?June 2001 (modifications); C.N.1182.2006.TREATIES-1 of 12 December 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/29 + Corr. 1 (F only) (supplement 5 to amendments series 01) and C.N.698.2007.TREATIES-1 of 9 July 2007 (adoption); C.N.208.2009.TREATIES-1 of 24 Avril 2009 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/21 (Supplement 6 to amendments series 01) and C.N.762.2009.TREATIES-2 of 27 October 2009 (adoption); C.N.269.2009.TREATIES-2 of 30 April 2009 and doc.  ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/20 (modifications); C.N.121.2010.TREATIES-1 of 3 March 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/88 (modifications); C.N.26.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.45 of 15 January 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.462.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.45 of 24 July 2013 (adoption); C.N.231.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.45 of 3 May 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.942.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.45 of 21 November 2013 (adoption of amendments); C.N.230.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.16.45 of 8 April 2015 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.572.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.16.45 of 2 November 2015 (adoption).1
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 45 2
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
 1 Jun 2010
13 Dec 2012
17 Aug 1982
 2 Feb 2001
Czech Republic 3
 2 Jun 1993 d
 5 Dec 2012
26 May 1999
European Union 4
23 Jan 1998
Finland 5
 1 Jul 1981
 7 Sep 1983
Germany 6
19 Aug 1985
20 Jan 1993
17 Mar 1982
 1 May 2001
19 Nov 1998
28 Jan 2002
 2 Aug 1985
 3 Feb 2006
 3 Mar 1988
23 Dec 1987
Russian Federation
 8 Feb 1996
Slovakia 3
28 May 1993 d
16 May 1996
 1 Aug 1983
Sweden 5
 1 Jul 1981
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
20 Jun 2002
 8 May 2000
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 5 Dec 1985
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 also applied Regulation No. 45 as from 3 November 1985. 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.Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3).
6.The German Democratic Republic applied Regulation No. 45 as from 6 May 1984.
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. 45 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.