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CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
E . Multimodal Transport
2 .a Protocol on Combined Transport on Inland Waterways to the European Agreement on Important International Combined Transport Lines and Related Installations (AGTC) of 1991
Geneva, 17 January 1997
Entry into force
:
29 October 2009, in accordance with article 9(1).
Registration :
29 October 2009, No. 30382
Status :
Signatories : 15. Parties : 9
Text :
Depositary notification C.N.444.1997.TREAITES-1 of 7 November 1997.
Note :
The Protocol has been adopted by the Inland Transport Committee of the Economic Commission for Europe on 17 January 1997. In accordance with its article 6 (1), the Protocol will be open at the Office of the United Nations in Geneva for signature by States which are Contracting Parties to the European Agreement on Important International Combined Transport Lines and Related Installations (AGTC) of 1991 from 1 November 1997 to 31 October 1998.
Participant
Signature
Approval(AA), Acceptance(A), Accession(a), Ratification
Austria
13 Nov 1997
 
Bulgaria
28 Oct 1998
20 May 1999
Czech Republic
13 Nov 1997
 2 Sep 1998 AA
Denmark
13 Nov 1997
26 Feb 1998 A
France
13 Nov 1997
 
Germany
13 Nov 1997
 
Greece
13 Nov 1997
 
Hungary
13 Nov 1997
27 Sep 2007 AA
Italy
13 Nov 1997
 
Luxembourg
29 Apr 1998
 7 Mar 2000
Netherlands
13 Nov 1997
 2 Nov 1999 A
Portugal
13 Nov 1997
 
Romania
13 Nov 1997
24 Feb 1999
Serbia
  31 Jul 2009 a
Slovakia
29 Jun 1998
 
Switzerland
13 Nov 1997
 4 Mar 1998
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made
upon ratification,acceptance, approval or accession.)
Austria

Declaration:
       Upon signature:
       "Since this Protocol is entitled a Protocol to the 1991 European Agreement on important International Combined Transport Lines and Related Installations (AGTC) and since in particular, its articles 6, 8 and 16 require that Parties to the Protocol must be and remain parties to the AGTC, the Protocol is clearly intimately linked to the AGTC;
       Accordingly, Austria declares hereby that it is clear that the Safeguard Clause, as expressed in article 17 of the AGTC also applies to the present Protocol on Combined Transport on Inland Waterways to the AGTC.”

Denmark

Declaration:

Upon signature:
       " [Same text, mutatis mutandis, as the one made under Austria.]

Germany

Declaration:

Upon signature:
       [Same text, mutatis mutandis, as the one made under Austria.]

Greece

Declaration:

Upon signature:
       [Same text, mutatis mutandis, as the one made under Austria.]

Hungary

Declaration:
       "The Government of the Republic of Hungary hereby declare, that the approval of the Protocol cannot be interpreted as a commitment to fulfil the required work concerning the adaptation of any inland waterway for combined transport not belonging to the jurisdiction of the Republic of Hungary but mentioned in the Annex to the Protocol.
       Since this Protocol is a Protocol to the 1991 European Agreement on Important International Combined Transport Lines and Related Installations (AGTC) and since in particular, its articles 6, 8 and 16 require that parties to this Protocol must be and remain parties to the AGTC, the Protocol is clearly and intimately linked to the AGTC.
       Accordingly, the Republic of Hungary declares hereby that it is clear that the Safeguard Clause, as expressed in article 17 of the AGTC also applies to the present Protocol on Combined Transport on Inland Waterways to the AGTC."

Reservation:
       "In accordance with Article 12 the Republic of Hungary does not consider itself bound by Article 11 of this Protocol concerning arbitration and shall not apply it."

Luxembourg

Declaration:
       Upon signature:
       [The Government of Luxembourg] declares that the maximum length established in annex III, item III (A), may be reached with respect to the construction of additional locks on the Moselle, with the agreement of the International Commission for the Moselle.
       [Same text, mutatis mutandis, as the one made under Austria.]

Netherlands

Declaration:

Upon signature:
       [Same text, mutatis mutandis, as the one made under Austria.]

Serbia

Reservation:
       “The Republic of Serbia declares in accordance with Article 12 that it does not consider itself bound by Article 11 of this Protocol.”