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CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
B . Road Traffic
16 .54 Regulation No. 54. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of pneumatic tyres for commercial vehicles and their trailers
1 March 1983
Entry into force
:
1 March 1983, in accordance with 1(5).
Registration :
1 March 1983, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 39
Text :
Doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.53; vol. 1495, p. 407 and doc. TRANS/ SC1/WP29/181 (supplement l to the original); depositary notification C.N.44.1988.TREATIES-16 of 28 April 1988 (procès-verbal of rectification concerning modifications); vol. 1543, p. 286 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/225 (supplement 2 to the original); vol. 1647, p. 403 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/286 (supplement 3 to the original); C.N.90.1992.TREATIES-8 of 15 June 1992 (procès-verbal concerning modifications);  vol. 1702, p. 271 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/316 (supplement 4 to the original); vol. 1785, p. 494 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/361 (supplement 5 to the original); vol. 1863, p. 406 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/402 (supplement 6 to the original); vol. 1886, p. 195 and doc. TRANS/ WP.29/415 (supplement 7 to the original); C.N.177.1996.TREATIES-28 of 26 June 1996 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/499 (supplement 8 to the original); vol. 1964, p. 400 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/507 (supplement 9 to the original); vol. 2016, p. 23 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/577 (supplement 10 to the original); C.N.438.1997.TREATIES-107 of 14 November 1997 (modifications); C.N.325.1998-TREATIES-76 of 7 August 1998 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/628 (supplement 11 to the original) and C.N.143.1999.TREATIES-1 of 3 March 1999 (adoption); C.N.444.2000.TREATIES-1 of 29 June 2000 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/726 (supplement 12 to the original); C.N.907.2000.TREATIES-2 of 29 September 2000 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/738 (supplement 13 to the original) and C.N.265.2001.TREATIES-1 of 29 March 2001 (adoption of the amendments); C.N.798.2001.TREATIES-1 of 21 August 2001and doc. TRANS/WP.29/803 (supplement 14 to the original) and C.N.195.2002.TREATIES-1 of 4 March 2002 (adoption); C.N.328.2003.TREATIES-1 of 30 April 2003 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/916 (supplement 15 to the original) and C.N.957.2003.TREATIES-3 of 30 October 2003 (adoption) C.N.461.2004.TREATIES-1 of 13 May 2004 and doc.  TRANS/WP.29/1004 (supplement 16 to the original) and C.N.1163.2004.TREATIES-2 of 15 November 2004 (adoption); C.N.1036.2004.TREATIES-2 of 4 OctobANS/WP.29/1022 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications); C.N.346.2005.TREATIES-1 of 9 May 2005 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/2005/3 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications); C.N.552.2009.TREATIES-1 of 17 September 2009 (Supplement 17 to the original); C.N.169.2010.TREATIES-1 of 18 March 2010 (adoption); C.N.784.2011.TREATIES-1 of 5 January 2012 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/73 (modifications); C.N.375.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.54 of 27 July 2012 (corrections); C.N.394.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.54 of 27 July 2012 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.116.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.54 of 30 January 2013 (adoption).1
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 54 2
Participant
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
Austria
 5 Jul 1983
Belarus
 3 May 1995
Belgium
 6 May 1983
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
26 May 1999
European Union 5
23 Jan 1998
Finland
13 May 1987
France 6
 1 Mar 1983
Germany 7
20 Mar 1986
Greece
 4 Oct 1995
Hungary
26 Jan 1984
Italy
 6 Feb 1984
Japan
 1 May 2003
Latvia
19 Nov 1998
Lithuania
28 Jan 2002
Luxembourg
 2 Mar 1983
Montenegro 8
23 Oct 2006 d
Netherlands 6
 1 Mar 1983
New Zealand 9
18 Jan 2002
Norway
23 Dec 1987
Poland
 7 Apr 1992
Portugal
12 Jun 1989
Romania
 4 Feb 1985
Russian Federation
19 Dec 1986
Serbia 3
12 Mar 2001 d
Slovakia 4
28 May 1993 d
Slovenia 3
 3 Nov 1992 d
South Africa
18 Apr 2001
Spain
10 Jun 1987
Sweden
 8 Aug 1983
Switzerland
 5 Aug 1988
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 3
 1 Apr 1998 d
Turkey
23 Sep 1998
Ukraine
 9 Aug 2002
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
16 May 1983
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. 54 as from 6 November 1984. 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. 54 as from 18 December 1983. 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. 54 as from 9 November 1986.

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. 54 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.

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.