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B . Road Traffic
16 .59 Regulation No. 59. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of replacement silencing systems
1 October 1983
Entry into force
1 October 1983, in accordance with article 1(5).
Registration :
1 October 1983, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 32
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 1333, p. 321; vol. 1557, p. 374 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/R.489 (supplement 1 to the original); vol.1844, p. 295 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/390 (supplement 2 to the original); C.N.300.2006.TREATIES-1 of 10 April 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/6 (supplement 3 to the original) and C.N.872.2006.TREATIES-2 of 25 October 2006 (adoption); C.N.669.2011.TREATIES-1 of 13 October 2011 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.188.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.59 of 14 April 2012 (adoption); C.N.236.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.16.59 of 8 April 2015 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.556.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.16.59 of 2 November 2015 (adoption); C.N.398.2015.TREATIES-XI-B-16-59 of 20 July 2015 (proposal of amendments).1
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 59 2
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
12 Feb 1998
 3 May 1995
Belgium 3
 1 Oct 1983
 2 Feb 2001
Czech Republic 4
 2 Jun 1993 d
 5 Dec 2012
26 May 1999
European Union 5
23 Jan 1998
 6 May 1988
France 3
 1 Oct 1983
 2 Jul 1997
 4 Oct 1995
15 Sep 1988
 6 Feb 1984
19 Nov 1998
28 Jan 2002
 2 Aug 1985
 3 Feb 2006
Montenegro 6
23 Oct 2006 d
22 Apr 1985
25 Mar 1993
14 Sep 1992
 7 Mar 1996
Russian Federation
 8 Feb 1996
Serbia 7
18 May 1993 d
Slovakia 4
28 May 1993 d
16 May 1996
 3 Jun 1997
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
20 Jun 2002
16 Jan 2001
 9 Aug 2002
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
17 Jun 1993
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.Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3).
4.Czechoslovakia applied Regulation No. 59 as from 18 October 1992. 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 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
7.The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia applied Regulation No. 59 as from 18 May 1993 (See, C.N.219.1993.TREATIES-12 (Depositary Notification). The Government of Yugoslavia, upon depositing its notification of succession to the Agreement on 12 March 2001, did not confirm its application of Regulation No. 59. Subsequently, in a notification received on 31 July 2002, the Government of Yugoslavia informed the Secretary-General that, by virtue of its succession to the Agreement on 12 March 2001, with effect from 27 April 1992, the date of State succession, it confirms its application to Regulation No. 59 as from 18 May 1993. See also note 1 under “former Yugoslavia” and “Yugoslavia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.