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B . Road Traffic
16 .72 Regulation No. 72. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor cycle headlamps emitting an asymmetrical passing beam and a driving beam and equipped with halogen lamps (HS1 lamps)
Geneva, 15 February 1988
Entry into force
15 February 1988, in accordance with article 1(5).
Registration :
15 February 1988, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 27
Text :
Doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS/505-Rev.1/Add.71; vol. 1527, p. 286 (procès-verbal concerning modifications); vol. 1693, p. 92 and docs. TRANS/SC1/WP29/306 and 312 (supplement 1 to the original);. vol. 1872, p. 502  (procès-verbal concerning modifications); vol. 2024, p. 36 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/571 (supplement 2 to the original); depositary notification C.N.118.2001.TREATIES-1 of 12 March 2001 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/769 (amendments series 01) and C.N.785.2001.TREATIES-2 (Reissued) of 18 October 2001 (adoption)1,2.
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 72 3
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
13 Dec 2012
 8 Jun 1990
 2 Feb 2001
 5 Dec 2012
European Union 4
23 Jan 1998
14 Jul 1988
18 Feb 1994
 9 Jul 1997
Italy 5
15 Feb 1988
19 Nov 1998
28 Jan 2002
29 Jun 1990
 3 Feb 2006
Netherlands 5
15 Feb 1988
 6 Jan 1999
 7 Mar 1996
Russian Federation
 8 Feb 1996
San Marino
27 Nov 2015
15 Nov 1996
 2 Dec 1996
South Africa
18 Apr 2001
 3 Jun 1997
 4 Dec 1995
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
20 Jun 2002
 8 May 2000
 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 updated annually.
2.The amendments were adopted and are binding upon all Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 72 as from 12 September 2001, except for South Africa. Pursuant to article 12 (3) of the Agreement, the amendments will enter into force for South Africa two months after the period of six months following the date of the notification by the Secretary-General of the proposed amendment, i.e. 12 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.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.
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).