CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
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Custom Matters
14European Convention on Customs Treatment of Pallets used in International TransportGeneva, 9 December 196012 June 1962, in accordance with article 7(2).12 June 1962, No. 6200Signatories8Parties301United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 429, p. 211.
Participant<superscript>2</superscript>SignatureAccession(a), Succession(d), Ratification, Definitive signature(s)Albania14 Oct 2008 aAustralia 1 Oct 1969 aAustria 7 Oct 1963 aBelgium21 Feb 1961 14 Mar 1962 Bosnia and Herzegovina<superscript>3</superscript>12 Jan 1994 dBulgaria28 Feb 1961 sCroatia<superscript>3</superscript>31 Aug 1994 dCuba26 Sep 1963 aCzech Republic<superscript>4</superscript> 2 Jun 1993 dDenmark14 Mar 1961 sFinland19 Aug 1966 aFrance 8 Mar 1961 12 Mar 1962 Germany<superscript>5,6</superscript>20 Dec 1960 29 Sep 1964 Hungary26 Jul 1963 aItaly15 Mar 1961 5 Jan 1967 Luxembourg 6 Feb 1961 31 Jul 1962 Montenegro<superscript>7</superscript>23 Oct 2006 dNetherlands<superscript>8</superscript>13 Mar 1961 22 Oct 1962 Norway27 Oct 1964 aPoland 4 Sep 1969 aPortugal15 Jan 1968 aRomania15 May 1964 aSerbia<superscript>3</superscript>12 Mar 2001 dSlovakia<superscript>4</superscript>28 May 1993 dSlovenia<superscript>3</superscript> 3 Nov 1992 dSpain 2 Feb 1973 aSweden 1 Mar 1961 sSwitzerland<superscript>1</superscript> 6 Mar 1961 24 Apr 1963 Turkey10 Oct 1974 aUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland<superscript>2</superscript> 7 Feb 1961 1 Oct 1962
Declarations and Reservations(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservation were madeupon definitive signature, ratification, accession or succession.)Bulgaria<superscript>9</superscript>CubaThe Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba does not consider itself bound by the provisions of paragraphs 2 and 3 of article 11 of the Convention.Czech Republic<superscript>4</superscript>Poland<superscript>10</superscript>RomaniaThe Romanian People's Republic does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 11, paragraphs 2 and 3, of the Convention, with reference to the settlement by compulsory ar- bitration of disputes concerning the interpretation or application of the Convention at the request of one of the Parties in dispute.Slovakia<superscript>4</superscript>1 On 16 June 1975, the Government of Switzerland declared that the provisions of the Convention 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 Region.3The former Yugoslavia had acceeded to the Convention on 19 June 1964. 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.4Czechoslovakia had acceded to the Convention on 31 May 1962 with a reservation. For the text of the reservation, see United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 429, p. 212. See also note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.5The German Democratic Republic had acceded to the Convention on 15 March 1977 with a reservation and a declaration. For the text of the reservation and declaration, see United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 1037, p. 417. See also 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.8See note 1 under “Netherlands” regarding Aruba/Netherlands Antilles in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.9In 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 definitive signature to article 11 (2) and (3). For the text of the reservation, see United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 429, p. 226.10On 16 October 1997, the Government of Poland notified the Secretary-General that it had decided to withdraw its reservation with regard to article 11, paragraphs 2 and 3 of the Convention made upon accession. For the text of the reservation see United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 689, p. 364.