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CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
B . Road Traffic
16 .55 Regulation No. 55. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of mechanical coupling components of combinations of vehicles
1 March 1983
Entry into force
:
1 March 1983, in accordance with article 1(5).
Registration :
1 March 1983, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 29
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 1301, p. 275 and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/ TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.54; vol. 1753, p. 287 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/317 (supplement 1 to the original): C.N.176.2001.TREATIES-1 of 16 March 2001 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/739 (amendments series 01) and C.N.933.2001.TREATIES-2 (Reissued) of 16 October 2001 (adoption); C.N.602.2002.TREATIES-1 of 13 June 2002 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/850 (modifications); C.N.547.2009.TREATIES-1 of 17 September 2009 (Supplement 1 to amendments series 01) (proposal of amendments) and C.N.170.2010.TREATIES-1 of 18 March 2010 (adoption); C.N.460.2010.TREATIES-2 of 30 July 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/66 (supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments) (proposal of amendments) and C.N.25.2011.TREATIES-1 (adoption); C.N.668.2011.TREATIES-2 of 13 October 2011 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.187.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.55 of 14 April 2012 (adoption).1,2
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 55 3
Participant
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
Belarus
 3 May 1995
Belgium
 6 May 1983
Bosnia and Herzegovina 4
28 Sep 1998 d
Bulgaria
22 Nov 1999
Croatia 4
17 Mar 1994 d
Czech Republic 5
 2 Jun 1993 d
Egypt
 5 Dec 2012
Estonia
26 May 1999
European Union
21 Dec 2006
Finland
11 Feb 1991
Greece
21 Aug 1996
Hungary
15 Sep 1988
Italy 6
 1 Mar 1983
Latvia
 5 Jul 2002
Lithuania
28 Jan 2002
Luxembourg
27 Sep 1996
Montenegro 7
23 Oct 2006 d
Netherlands 6
 1 Mar 1983
Poland
 7 Apr 1992
Romania
 5 Dec 1983
Russian Federation 8
 6 Jan 1988
Serbia 4
12 Mar 2001 d
Slovakia 5
28 May 1993 d
Slovenia 4
 3 Nov 1992 d
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
26 Feb 1990
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.The amendments were adopted and are binding upon all Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 55 as from 16 September 2001, except for Yugoslavia. Pursuant to article 12 (3) of the Agreement, the amendments will enter into force for Yugoslavia two months after the period of six months following the date of the notification by the Secretary-General of the proposed amendment, i.e. 16 November 2001.
3.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.
4.The former Yugoslavia applied Regulation No. 55 as from 29 November 1989. 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. 55 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.
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.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
8.Date of entry into force of Regulation No. 55 as indicated by the contracting State in its notification of application:

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Participant:Date entry into force:
Russian Federation1 Jan 1988