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B . Road Traffic
16 .85 Regulation No. 85. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of internal combustion engines or electric drive trains intended for the propulsion of motor vehicles of categories M and N with regard to the measurement of the net power and the maximum 30 minutes power of electric drive trains
15 September 1990
Entry into force
15 September 1990, in accordance with article 1(5).
Registration :
15 September 1990, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 34
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 1578, p. 458 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/252; vol. 1929, p. 346 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/478 (supplement 1 to the original); vol. 2016, p. 18 and doc. TRANS/WP.29.582 (supplement 2 to the original); C.N.885.2003.TREATIES-2 of 27 August 2003 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/945 (supplement 3 to the original) and C.N.258.2004.TREATIES-1 of 12 March 2004 (adoption); C.N.1305.2004.TREATIES-1 of 23 December 2004 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2004/67 (supplement 4 to the original) and C.N.491.2005.TREATIES-1 of 23 June 2005 (adoption); C.N.555.2009.TREATIES-1 (supplement 5 to the original); C.N.172.2010.TREATIES-1 of 18 March 2010 (adoption); C.N.48.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.85 of 15 January 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.477.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.85 of 24 July 2013 (adoption).1
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 85 2
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
 3 Jul 2003
18 Mar 1992
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3
28 Sep 1998 d
 2 Feb 2001
Czech Republic 4
 2 Jun 1993 d
 5 Dec 2012
26 May 1999
European Union 5
23 Jan 1998
11 Feb 1991
France 6
15 Sep 1990
16 Apr 1992
 4 Oct 1995
20 Jan 1993
Italy 6
15 Sep 1990
19 Nov 1998
28 Jan 2002
 7 Jan 1993
 3 Feb 2006
Montenegro 7
23 Oct 2006 d
 5 May 1992
25 Mar 1993
14 Sep 1992
26 Jul 1994
Russian Federation
 8 Feb 1996
Serbia 3
12 Mar 2001 d
Slovakia 4
28 May 1993 d
 2 Aug 1994
22 Nov 1994
 3 Jun 1997
 4 Dec 1995
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
20 Jun 2002
16 Jan 2001
 9 Aug 2002
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 5 Mar 1991
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.The former Yugoslavia applied Regulation No. 85 as from 21 May 1991. 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. 85 as from 27 August 1991. 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.Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3).
7.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.