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B . Road Traffic
16 .66 Regulation No. 66. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of large passenger vehicles with regard to the strength of their superstructure
Geneva, 2 December 1986
Entry into force
1 December 1986, in accordance with article 1(5).
Registration :
1 December 1986, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 30
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 1443, p. 314 et doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.65; and vol. 1989, p. 530 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/527 (supplement 1 to the original); C.N.338.2005.TREATIES-1 of 9 May 2005 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2005/18 (amendments series 01) and C.N.1136.2005.TREATIES-2 of 10 November 2005 (adoption); C.N.1151.2006.TREATIES-1 of 13 December 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/103 (modifications); C.N.553.2007.TREATIES-1 of 9 May 2007 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2007/12 (modifications); C.N.298.2008.TREATIES-2 of 15 April 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/42 (supplement 1 to amendments series 01) and C.N.804.2008.TREATIES-3 of 29 October 2008 (adoption); C.N.88.2010.TREATIES-1 of 19 February 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/100 (Amendments series 02) and C.N.508.2010.TR-3 of 19 August 2010 (Adoption).1
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 66 2
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
 1 Jun 2010
13 Dec 2012
 8 Jun 1990
 2 Feb 2001
Czech Republic
27 Mar 1995
 5 Dec 2012
26 May 1999
European Union 3
23 Jan 1998
30 Oct 1995
18 Oct 1994
Germany 4
17 May 1988
Hungary 5
 1 Dec 1986
19 Nov 1998
28 Jan 2002
22 Nov 1993
 3 Mar 1988
New Zealand 6
18 Jan 2002
25 Mar 1993
 2 Oct 2001
26 Jul 1994
Russian Federation 7
 6 Jan 1988
19 Mar 2008
15 Nov 1996
 2 Dec 1996
 7 Apr 1992
23 Jul 1990
 4 Dec 1995
16 Jan 2001
 9 Aug 2002
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 5
 1 Dec 1986
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.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.

4.See note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
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.See note 1 under "New Zealand" regarding Tokelau in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
7.Date of entry into force of Regulation No. 66 as indicated by the contracting State in its notification of application:


Participant:Date entry into force:
Russian Federation1 Jan 1988