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CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
B . Road Traffic
28 . European Agreement on main international traffic arteries (AGR)
Geneva, 15 November 1975
Entry into force
:
15 March 1983, in accordance with article 6(1).
Registration :
15 March 1983, No. 21618
Status :
Signatories : 7. Parties : 37
Text :
United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1302, p. 91; vol. 1388, p. 372; depositary notifications C.N.23.l984.TREATIES-1 of 1 March 1984; C.N.290.1985.TREATIES-4 of 11 December 1985* (*Owing to a typographical error, depositary notification C.N.290.1985.TREATIES-4 of 11 December 1985 was, when circulated, misnumbered C.N.280.1985.TREATIES-4); C.N.175.1988. TREATIES-3 of 14 September 1988; C.N.215.1988.TREATIES-4 of 27 October 1988 (corrigendum to C.N.175.1988. TREATIES-3); C.N.62.1989.TREATIES-3 of 19 April 1989; C.N.45.1990.TREATIES-1 of 24 April 1990; C.N.47.1990.TREATIES-2 of 26 April 1990; C.N.48.1990.TREATIES-3 of 27 April 1990; C.N.173.1990.TREATIES-4 of 8 August 1990; C.N.3.1991.TREATIES-2 of 20 March 1991; C.N.4.1991.TREATIES-3 of 18 March 1991; C.N.39.1994.TREATIES-1 of 11 April 1994; C.N.40.1994.TREATIES-2 of 11 April 1994; C.N.41.1994.TREATIES-3 of 19 April 1994 (amendments to Annex I); C.N.174.1988.TREATIES-2 of 23 September 1988 (amendments to Annexes II and III); C.N.70.1992.TREATIES-1 of 22 May 1992; C.N.46.1994.TREATIES-4 of 19 April 1994 (amendments to Annex II); C.N.9.1995.TREATIES-1 of 14 March 1995 (amendments to Annexes I and II); C.N.452.1995.TREATIES-4 of 8 January 1996 (amendments to Annex I); C.N.52.1997.TREATIES-1 of 28 February 1997 (amendments to Annexes I and II); C.N.380.1999.TREATIES-1 of 2 June 1999 (proposal of amendments to Annex I) C.N.1189.1999 of 27 January 1999 (adoption of amendments to Annex I) and C.N.253.2000.TREATIES-1 of 4 May 2000 (procès-verbal of rectification of the amendments to Annex I); C.N.1225.1999.TREATIES-2 of 19 January 2000 (amendments to Annex I) and C.N.990.2000.TREATIES-2 of 24 October 2000 (procès-verbal of rectification of amendments to Annex I); C.N.30.2001.TREATIES-1 of 22 January 2001 (proposal of amendments to Annex I) and C.N.839.2001.TREATIES-3 of 4 September 2001 (adoption); C.N.1349.TREATIES-3 of 28 November 2001 (proposal of amendments to Annex I); C.N.162.2003.TREATIES-1 of 24 February 2003 and doc. TRANS/SC.1/371 (proposal of amendments to Annex I) and C.N.911.2003.TREATIES-2 of 4 September 2003 (acceptance); C.N.195.2005.TREATIES-1 of 4 April 2005 (propol of amendments to Annex I); C.N.198.2005.TREATIES-2 of 4 April 2005 (proposal of amendments to Annex II) and C.N.1027.2005.TREATIES-4 of 7 October 2005 (acceptance of amendments to Annex II); C.N.160.2006.TREATIES-1 of 23 February 2006 (proposal of amendments to Annex I) and C.N.660.2006.TREATIES-5 of 24 August 2006 (acceptance of amendments to Annex  I); C.N.315.2007.TREATIES-2 of 10 April 2007 (proposal of amendments to Annex I) and C.N.1005.2007.TREATIES-4 of 15 October 2007 (acceptance of amendments to Annex I); C.N.316.2007.TREATIES-3 of 10 April 2007 (proposal of amendments to Annex II) and C.N.1006.2007.TREATIES-4 of 15 October 2007 (acceptance of amendments to Annex II); C.N.182.2008.TREATIES-1 of 17 March 2008 (Proposal of amendments to Annex I of the AGR) and C.N.650.2008.TREATIES-2 of 19 September 2008 (acceptance of amendments to Annex I of the AGR); C.N.180.2009.TREATIES-1 of 30 March 2009 (Proposal of amendments to Annex I of the AGR) and C.N.731.2009.TREATIES-2 of 14 October 2009 (acceptance of amendments to Annex I of the AGR);  C.N.150.2010.TREATIES-1 of 8 March 2010 (Proposal of amendments to Annex I of the AGR) and C.N.564.2010.TREATIES-2 of 8 September 2010 (Acceptance of Amendments to Annex 1 of the AGR); C.N.164.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.28 of 21 February 2013 (Proposal of amendments to Annex I to the AGR) and C.N.562.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.28 of 6 September 2013 (Entry into force)1.
Note :
The Agreement was drawn up by the Working Party on Road Transports of the Inland Transport Committee of the Economic Commission for Europe in the course of its fifty-fourth (special), fifty-sixth (special) and fifty-seventh sessions, and approved by the Inland Transport Committee of the Economic Commission for Europe. The Agreement was opened for signature at Geneva on 15 November 1975.
Participant
Signature
Ratification, Accession(a), Succession(d)
Albania
   2 Aug 2006 a
Armenia
   9 Jun 2006 a
Austria
29 Dec 1976
 
Azerbaijan
  16 Aug 1996 a
Belarus
  17 Dec 1982 a
Belgium
  15 Apr 1985 a
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2
   1 Sep 1993 d
Bulgaria
14 Dec 1976
17 Nov 1977
Croatia 2
   2 Feb 1994 d
Czech Republic 3
   2 Jun 1993 d
Denmark
   2 Nov 1987 a
Finland
  19 Nov 1991 a
France
  15 Dec 1982 a
Georgia
  30 Aug 1995 a
Germany 4, 5
19 Nov 1976
 3 Aug 1978
Greece
  11 Oct 1988 a
Hungary
   1 Sep 1978 a
Italy
   2 Jul 1981 a
Kazakhstan
  17 Jul 1995 a
Latvia
  12 Jun 1997 a
Lithuania
  27 Aug 1993 a
Luxembourg
16 Jun 1976
20 Nov 1981
Montenegro 6
  23 Oct 2006 d
Netherlands 7
  12 Dec 1979 a
Norway
  14 Sep 1992 a
Poland
31 Dec 1976
 9 Nov 1984
Portugal
   8 Jan 1991 a
Republic of Moldova
  25 May 2006 a
Romania
   2 Jul 1985 a
Russian Federation
  14 Dec 1982 a
Serbia 2
  12 Mar 2001 d
Slovakia 3
  28 May 1993 d
Slovenia 2
   6 Jul 1992 d
Sweden
  27 Oct 1992 a
Switzerland
30 Jan 1976
 5 Aug 1988
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2
  20 Dec 1999 d
Turkey
  16 Oct 1992 a
Ukraine
  29 Dec 1982 a
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
22 Dec 1976
 
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made
upon ratification, accession or succession.)
Belarus
       The Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic does not consider itself bound by article 13 of the European Agreement on Main International Traffic Arteries of 15 November 1975 and declares that, before any dispute between Contracting Parties relating to the interpretation or application of the European Agreement may be referred to arbitration, in each particular case the consent of all the parties to the dispute must be obtained, and that only persons nominated by unanimous agreement of the parties to the dispute may act as arbitrators.

Bulgaria 8

Czech Republic 3

Hungary
       The Hungarian People's Republic declares that, in view of article 15 of the Agreement, it does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 13, under which any dispute which relates to the interpretation or application of the Agreement and which the parties in dispute are unable to settle by negotiations or by other means of settlement shall be referred to compulsory arbitration.

Poland 9

Romania

Reservation:
       The Socialist Republic of Romania does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 13 of the Agreement, which states that any disputes between the Contracting Parties which relates to the interpretation or application of this Agreement and which the Parties are unable to settle by negotiation or other means of settlement shall be referred for a solution to arbitration at the request of any of the Contracting Parties concerned.
       The Socialist Republic of Romania considers that such disputes may be referred for a solution to arbitration only with the agreement of all the Parties to the dispute.

Russian Federation
       The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics does not consider itself bound by article 13 of the European Agreement on Main International Traffic Arteries of 15 November 1975 and declares, that, before any dispute between Contracting Parties relating to the interpretation or application of the European Agreement may be referred to arbitration, in each particular case the consent of all the parties to the dispute must be obtained, and that only persons nominated by unanimous agreement of the parties to the dispute may act as arbitrators.

Slovakia 3

Ukraine
       The Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic does not consider itself bound by article 13 of the European Agreement on Main International Traffic Arteries of 15 November 1975 and states, that, for the submission to arbitration of any dispute among the Contracting Parties concerning the interpretation or application of the European Agreement, the agreement of all the Parties in dispute shall be required in each individual case, and the arbitrators shall only be persons appointed by general agreement between the Parties in dispute.

Notifications made pursuant to articles 8 and 9 of the Agreement
(Unless otherwise indicated, the notifications were made upon ratification, accession or succession.)
Albania

2 August 2006


       "In accordance with its article 10, the name and the address of the administration responsible to which proposed amendments to the annexes to this Agreement are to be communicated in conformity with articles 8 and 9 of this Agreement, is the following:
       Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Telecommunication Address: Sheshi Skenderbej, No. 5, Tirane, Albania
       Tel/Fax: + 355 4 225 196, + 355 4 232 389"

End Note
1.Amendments to the Convention were adopted as follows:

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Object of the proposal:Proposed by:Date of circulation:Entry into force:
Annex IGerman Democratic Republic1 March 19844 January 1985
Annex IGFederal Republic of Germany and Poland11 December 198512 September 1986
Annex IFrance14 September 198815 June 1989
Annexes II and IIIVarious Parties23 September 198824 June 1989
Annex IGFederal Republic of Germany19 April 198920 January 1990
Annex ICzechoslovakia 24 April 199025 January 1991
Annex IItaly26 April 199027 January 1991
Annex IDenmark and GFederal Republic of Germany27 April 199028 January 1991
Annex IYugoslavia (former)8 August 19908 May 1991
Annex IDenmark18 March 199118 December 1991
Annex IFrance20 March 199120 December 1991
Annex IIBelgium, Romania and Switzerland22 May 19921 June 1993
Annex IGermany11 April 199425 January 1995
Annex INorway11 April 199425 January 1995
Annex INetherlands19 April 199427 January 1995
Annex IIFrance, Norway, Romania, Russian Federation and Switzerland19 April 199427 January 1995
Annexes I and IIVarious Parties14 March 199510 January 1996
Annex IVarious Parties8 January 199625 October 1996
Annexes I and IIVarious Parties28 February 199715 January 1998
Annex I*Various Parties2 June 199927 April 2000
Annex IVarious Parties19 January 200020 October 2000
Annex IVarious Parties22 January 20014 December 2001
Annex IVarious Parties28 November 200129 August 2002
Annex IVarious Parties4 April 20056 January 2006
Annex II**Various Parties4 April 20057 January 2006
Annex IVarious Parties23 February 200623 November 2006
Article 9***Various Parties16 October 2007
Annex IVarious Parties10 April 200715 January 2008
Annex IIVarious Parties10 April 200715 January 2008


* By 2 December 1999, that is on the expiry of six months following the date on which the proposed amendments were communciated by the depositary, an objection had been received by the Government of Kazakhstan concerning the amendments to E roads 40, 123, 016 and 012. No other objections had been recieved. Consequently, the proposed amendments relating to the other E roads have been accepted.

**On 30 September 2005, the Secretary-General received from the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands an objection pursuant to article 9 (4) of the Agreement to the proposal of amendments to Annex II of the Agreement, transmitted by on 4 April 2005. No other objection had been received by the Secretary-General.

***The Depositary Notification was first circulated on 10 April 2007, but, due to necessary corrections to be made, was reissued and circulated on 16 October 2007.

2.The former Yugoslavia had acceeded to the Agreement on 19 December 1980. 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.
3.Czechoslovakia had acceded to the Agreement on 26 November 1986, with the following reservation:

The Czechoslovak Socialist Republic declares that within the meaning of article 15 of the Agreement, it does not consider itself bound by the provision of article 13 of the Agreement.

See also note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.

4.See note 1 under “Germany” regarding Berlin (West) in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
5.The German Democratic Republic had acceded to the Agreement on 14 April 1981, with a reservation. For the text of the reservation, see United Nations, Treaty Series , vol. 1302, p. 168. See also note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
6.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
7.For the Kingdom in Europe.
8.In a notification received on 6 May 1994, the Government of Bulgaria notified the Secretary-General that it had decided to withdraw the reservation made upon signature and confirmed upon ratification with respect to article 13. For the text of the reservation, see United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1302, p. 169.
9.On 16 October 1997, the Government of Poland notified the Secretary-General that it had decided to withdraw its reservation with regard to article 13 of the Agreement made upon notification.  For the text of the reservation see United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 880, p. 401.