Custom Matters
11Customs Convention on the Temporary Importation for Private Use of Aircraft and Pleasure BoatsGeneva, 18 May 19561 January 1959 by the exchange of the said letters, in accordance with article 34.1 January 1959, No. 4630Signatories11Parties261United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 319, p. 21.
Participant<superscript>2</superscript>SignatureRatification, Accession(a), Succession(d)Algeria<superscript>3</superscript>31 Oct 1963 aAustria18 May 1956 13 Nov 1957 Belgium18 May 1956 18 Feb 1963 Croatia<superscript>4</superscript>31 Aug 1994 dDenmark 8 Jan 1959 aFinland30 Sep 1965 aFrance18 May 1956 20 May 1959 Germany<superscript>5,6</superscript>18 May 1956 23 Oct 1961 Hungary18 May 1956 23 Jul 1957 Italy18 May 1956 29 Mar 1962 Jamaica11 Nov 1963 dLuxembourg18 May 1956 13 Oct 1964 Malta 3 May 1966 dMauritius18 Jul 1969 dMontenegro<superscript>7</superscript>23 Oct 2006 dNetherlands (Kingdom of the)<superscript>8</superscript>18 May 1956 27 Jul 1960 Portugal16 Feb 1965 aSerbia<superscript>4</superscript>12 Mar 2001 dSierra Leone13 Mar 1962 dSlovenia<superscript>4</superscript> 3 Nov 1992 dSolomon Islands 3 Sep 1981 dSpain<superscript>9</superscript> 2 Oct 1958 aSweden18 May 1956 16 Jan 1958 Switzerland<superscript>1</superscript>18 May 1956 7 Jul 1960 Trinidad and Tobago11 Apr 1966 dUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland<superscript>2,10</superscript>18 May 1956 3 Oct 1958
Territorial Application
ParticipantDate of receipt of the notificationTerritories
France14 Dec 1959Overseas Territories (St. Pierre and Miquelon, French Somaliland, Comoro Archipelago, New Caledonia and Dependencies, French Polynesia)23 Dec 1959Condominium of the New HebridesUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland<superscript>2,10</superscript> 3 Oct 1958The Isle of Man, Jersey and the Bailiwick of Guernsey13 May 1959Aden, British Guiana, Brunei, Gambia, Gibraltar, Kenya, Leeward Islands (Antigua, Montserrat), North Borneo, St. Helena, Sarawak, Seychelles, Singapore, Somaliland Protectorate, Tanganyika, Uganda, Windward Islands (Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent), Zanzibar, British Solomon Islands Protectorate; and Cyprus15 Sep 1959Jamaica19 Oct 1959Malta and Sierra Leone28 Dec 1959Condominium of the New Hebrides12 May 1960Falkland Islands (Malvinas) and Hong Kong12 Jan 1961British Honduras10 Feb 1961Mauritius 8 May 1961Trinidad and Tobago
1On depositing the instrument of ratification, the Government of Switzerland declared that the provisions of the Convention will also apply to the Principality of Liechtenstein, so long as it is linked to Switzerland by a customs union treaty.2The Secretary-General, received on 6 and 10 June 1997 communications regarding the status of Hong Kong from China and the United Kingdom of Great Brtiain and Northern Ireland (see also note 2 under “China” and note 2 under “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume). Upon resuming the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong, China notified the Secretary-General that the Convention will continue to apply to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region3With a reservation that the Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 38 of the Convention relating to compulsory arbitration.4The former Yugoslavia had acceeded to the Convention on 29 January  1960. 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.5See note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.6See note 1 under “Germany” regarding Berlin (West) in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.7See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.8The signature was affixed for the Kingdom in Europe. The instrument of ratification provides that the Convention was ratified for the Kingdom in Europe, for Surinam, for the Netherlands Antilles and Netherlands New Guinea. See also note 1 under “Netherlands” regarding Aruba/Netherlands Antilles in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.9The Government of Spain had deposited an instrument of accession on 29 July 1958 (See, <a href='' target='_blank'>C.N.115.1958</a> TREATIES-2 of 5 August 1958). On 2 October 1958, the Government of Spain withdrew the said instrument and deposited a new instrument of accession containing a declaration, made under paragraph 1 of article 39 of the Convention, that Spain does not consider itself bound by article 38 of the Convention.10Application to Cyprus with the following note: "It will involve amendment to Customs and Tariff Law which will be made at earliest opportunity. Facilities as provided by the Convention will be granted by administrative action in respect of any importation that may be made between the date of extension of the Convention to Cyprus and the amendment of the law."