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CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
B . Road Traffic
16 .98 Regulation No. 98. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicle headlamps equipped with gas-discharge light sources
Geneva, 15 April 1996
Entry into force
:
15 April 1996, in accordance with article 1(5).
Registration :
15 April 1996, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 31
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 1920, p. 422 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/432;  vol. 2000, p. 488 and doc. TRANS/ WP.29/553 (supplement 1 to the original); and C.N.113.2002.TREATIES-1 of 8 February 2002 (modifications); C.N.620.2002.TREATIES-1 of 10 June 2002 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/855 (supplement 2 to the original) and C.N.1161.2002.TREATIES-2 of 12 December 2002 (adoption); C.N.330.2003.TREATIES-1 of 30 April 2003 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/918 (supplement 3 to the original) and C.N.955.2003.TREATIES-2 of 30 October 2003 (adoption); C.N.120.2004.TREATIES-1 of 12 February 2004 and doc.  TRANS/WP.29/987 (supplement 4 to the original) and C.N.839.2004.TREATIES-3 of 13 August 2004 (adoption); C.N.465.2004.TREATIES-2 of 13 May 2004 and doc.  TRANS/WP.29/1008 (supplement 5 to the original) and C.N.1166.2004.TREATIES-3 of 15 November 2004 (adoption); C.N.1343.2005.TREATIES-1 of 4 January 2006 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2005/75 (supplement 6 to the original) and C.N.536.2006.TREATIES-2 of 11 July 2006 (adoption); C.N.309.2006.TREATIES-1 of 10 April 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/18 (supplement 7 to the original) and C.N.907.2006.TREATIES-2 of 27 October 2006 (adoption) C.N.1208.2006.TREATIES-1 of 18 December 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/94 + Amend. 1 (E only) (supplement 8 to the original) and C.N.717.2007.TREATIES-1 of 10 July 2007 (adoption); C.N.1226.2007.TREATIES-1 of 11 January 2008 and doc.ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2007/74 (supplement 9 to the original) and C.N.499.2008.TREATIES-3 of 14 July 2008 (adoption); C.N.253.2008.TREATIES-2 of 9 April 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/30 (modifications); C.N.254.2008.TREATIES-2 of 9 April 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/51 (modifications); C.N.307.2008.TREATIES-2 of 15 April 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/31 (supplement 10 to the original) and C.N.813.2008.TREATIES-4 of 30 October 2008 (adoption); C.N.39.2009.TREATIES-1 of 22 January 2009 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/89 (supplement 11 to the original) and C.N.443.2009.TREATIES-2 of 22 July 2009 (adoption); C.N.226.2009.TREATIES-1 of 24 April 2009 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/30 (supplement 12 to the original) and C.N.772.2009.TREATIES-4 of 27 October 2009 (adoption); C.N.270.2009.TREATIES-2 of 30 April 2009 and doc.  ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/29 (modifications); C.N.92.2010.TREATIES-1 of 19 February 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/94 (Supplement 13) and C.N.510.2010.TR-4 of 19 August 2010 (Adoption); C.N.127.2010.TREATIES-2 of 3 March 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/93 (modifications); C.N.333.2010.TREATIES-2 of 9 June 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/29 and amendment referred to in paragraph 55 of the report of the session (01 series) (proposal of amendments) and C.N.746.2010.TREATIES-5 of 10 December 2010 (adoption); C.N.161.2011.TREATIES-2 of 28 April 2011 (modification) and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/29 (Corrigendum 1 to the 01 series of amendments); C.N.160.2011.TREATIES-1 of 28 April 2011 (proposal of amendments) and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/14 (Supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments) and C.N.728.2011.TREATIES-2 of 3 November 2011 (adoption); C.N.854.2011.TREATIES-3 of 26 January 2012  (proposal of amendments) and C.N.416.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.98 of 3 August 2012 (adoption of amendments); C.N.240.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.98 of 18 May 2012  (proposal of amendments) and C.N.665.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.98 of 26 November 2012 (adoption); C.N.2.2013.TREATIES-XI-B.16.98 of 15 January 2013 (corrections); C.N.56.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.98 of 15 January 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.486.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.98 of 24 July 2013 (adoption).1
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 98 2
Participant
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
Australia
 1 Jun 2010
Austria
12 Feb 1998
Belarus
13 Dec 2012
Belgium
 4 Sep 1997
Croatia
 2 Feb 2001
Czech Republic
11 Feb 1997
Egypt
 5 Dec 2012
Estonia
26 May 1999
European Union 3
23 Jan 1998
Finland
25 Sep 1997
France
25 Apr 1997
Germany 4
15 Apr 1996
Hungary
 9 Jul 1997
Japan
 2 Aug 2009
Latvia
19 Nov 1998
Lithuania
28 Jan 2002
Luxembourg
24 Mar 1997
Netherlands 4
15 Apr 1996
New Zealand 5
18 Jan 2002
Norway
 6 Jan 1999
Romania
 7 Jul 1998
Russian Federation
 1 May 1998
Serbia
19 Mar 2008
Slovakia
15 Nov 1996
Slovenia
11 Aug 2000
South Africa
18 Apr 2001
Sweden
 3 Jun 1997
Switzerland
14 Dec 2010
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
20 Jun 2002
Turkey
16 Jan 2001
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
13 Mar 1997
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.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.Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3).
5.See note 1 under "New Zealand" regarding Tokelau in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.