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CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
B . Road Traffic
16 .56 Regulation No. 56. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of headlamps for mopeds and vehicles treated as such
15 June 1983
Entry into force
:
15 June 1983, in accordance with article 1(5).
Registration :
15 June 1983, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 31
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 1317, p. 286 and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/ TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.55; vol. 1483, p. 278 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/161 (supplement 1 to the original); vol. 1527, p. 286 (procès-verbal concerning modifications); depositary notification C.N.95.1992.TREATIES-10 of 16 June 1992 (procès-verbal concerning modifications); C.N.250.1994.TREATIES-22 of 10 October 1994 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/403 (supplement 2 to the original); C.N.113.2001.TREATIES-1 of 12 March 2001 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/767 (amendments series 01) and C.N.779.2001.TREATIES-2 of 21 September 2001 (adoption).1
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 56 2
Participant
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
Belarus
 3 May 1995
Belgium
 8 Jun 1990
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3
28 Sep 1998 d
Croatia 3
17 Mar 1994 d
Czech Republic 4
 2 Jun 1993 d
Egypt
 5 Dec 2012
European Union 5
23 Jan 1998
Finland
14 Jul 1988
France
20 Aug 1986
Germany 6
 6 Aug 1986
Hungary
15 Sep 1988
Italy 7
15 Jun 1983
Latvia
19 Nov 1998
Lithuania
28 Jan 2002
Luxembourg
29 Jun 1990
Montenegro 8
23 Oct 2006 d
Netherlands 7
15 Jun 1983
Norway
 6 Jan 1999
Romania
 7 Mar 1996
Russian Federation
 8 Feb 1996
Serbia 3
12 Mar 2001 d
Slovakia 4
28 May 1993 d
Slovenia 3
 3 Nov 1992 d
South Africa
18 Apr 2001
Spain
 9 Mar 1993
Sweden
 8 Aug 1983
Switzerland
 4 Dec 1995
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
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.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. 56 as from 31 January 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. 56 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.See note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
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.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.