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CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
B . Road Traffic
16 .8 Regulation No. 8. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicle headlamps emitting an asymmetrical passing beam or a driving beam or both and equipped with halogen filament lamps (H1, H2, H3, HB3, HB4, H7, H8, H9, HIR1, HIR2 and/or H11)
15 November 1967
Entry into force
:
15 November 1967, in accordance with article 1(5).
Registration :
15 November 1967, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 36
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 609, p. 292; vol. 764, p. 388 (amendments series 01), vol. 932, p. 118 (amendments series 02 ); vol. 1078, p. 358 (amendments series 03);  vol. 1429, p. 339 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/125/Rev.1 (amendments series 04); vol. 1541, p. 393 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/205 (supplement 1 to amendments series 04); vol.?584, p. 418 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/255 (supplement 2 to amendments series 04); vol. 1693, p. 92 and docs. TRANS/SC1/WP29/306 and 307 (supplement 3 to amendment series 04); vol.?702, p.236 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/333 (supplement 4 to amendment series 04); vol. 1764, p. 261 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/374 (supplement 5 to amendments series 04); vol. 1832, p. 256 (procès-verbal concerning modifications);  vol. 1884, p. 453 (rectifications); depositary notification C.N.210.1995.TREATIES-39 of 4 August 1995 (procès-verbal concerning modifications); vol. 1962, p. 412 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/492 (supplement 6 to amendments series 04); vol. 1989, p. 528 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/520 (supplement 7 to amendments series 04); vol. 1999, p. 461 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/538 (supplement 8 to series 04);  vol. 2016, p. 20 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/585 (supplement 9 to amendments series 04); C.N.256.1998.TREATIES-61 of 4 August 1998 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/623 (supplement 10 to amendments series 04); C.N.106.2001.TREATIES-1 of 8 March 2001 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/764 (amendments series 05) and C.N.742.2001.TREATIES-2 of 17 September 2001 (adoption); C.N.358.2003.TREATIES-1 of 6 May 2003 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/910 (modification).1
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 8 2
Participant
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
Albania
 6 Sep 2011
Austria
 1 Mar 1972
Belarus
 3 Jul 2003
Belgium 3
15 Nov 1967
Bosnia and Herzegovina 4
28 Sep 1998 d
Croatia 4
17 Mar 1994 d
Czech Republic 5
 2 Jun 1993 d
Denmark
21 Oct 1976
Egypt
 5 Dec 2012
European Union 6
23 Jan 1998
Finland
19 Jul 1976
France
15 Nov 1967
Germany 7
15 Nov 1967
Hungary
19 Aug 1976
Italy
26 Jan 1976
Latvia
19 Nov 1998
Lithuania
28 Jan 2002
Luxembourg
 2 Aug 1985
Montenegro 8
23 Oct 2006 d
Netherlands 9
15 Nov 1967
New Zealand 10
18 Jan 2002
Norway
23 Dec 1987
Poland
14 Sep 1992
Romania
23 Dec 1976
Russian Federation
 8 Feb 1996
Serbia 4
12 Mar 2001 d
Slovakia 5
28 May 1993 d
Slovenia 4
 3 Nov 1992 d
South Africa
18 Apr 2001
Spain 3
15 Nov 1967
Sweden
15 Nov 1967
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
29 Jan 1969
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.The former Yugoslavia applied Regulation No. 8 as from 26 May 1969. 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. 8 as from 17 June 1969. 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.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.

7.The German Democratic Republic applied Regulation No. 8 as from 3 January 1976.

With regard to the above, the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany in a communication received on 14 January 1991, informed the Secretary-General,  inter alia , of the following:

- [Regulation No. 8 which has] been applied by both the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic shall continue to apply...

The notification further states that it “. . . does not constitute a general statement of position by the Federal Republic of Germany on the question of state succession in relation to treaties.”

See also note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.

8.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
9.For the Kingdom in Europe.
10.See note 1 under "New Zealand" regarding Tokelau in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.