CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
B
Road Traffic
16108United Nations Regulation No. 108. Uniform provisions concerning the approval for the production of retreaded pneumatic tyres for motor vehicles and their trailersGeneva, 23 June 199823 June 1998, in accordance with article 1(4).23 June 1998, No. 4789Parties: See XI-B-16.1United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 2020, p. 14 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/594; C.N.658.1999.TREATIES-1 of 20 July 1999 (modifications); C.N.332.2003.TREATIES-1 of 30 April 2003 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/921 (supplement 1 to the original) and C.N.953.2003.TREATIES-2 of 30 October 2003 (adoption); C.N.1312.2004.TREATIES-1 of 23 December 2004 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2004/49 (supplement 2 to the original) and C.N.494.2005.TREATIES-1 of 23 June 2005 (adoption); C.N.558.2009.TREATIES-1 of 17 September 2009 (Supplement 3 to the original); C.N.174.2010.TREATIES-2 of 18 March 2010 (adoption); CN.625.2018.TREATIES-XI.B.16.108 of 9 January 2019 (amendments); C.N.34.2021.TREATIES-XI.B.16.108 of 27 January 2021 (Amendments).<superscript>2</superscript>
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 108<superscript>3</superscript>Participant<superscript>1</superscript>Application of regulation, Succession(d)Armenia 1 Mar 2018 Austria23 Jun 1998 Azerbaijan15 Apr 2002 Belarus23 Jun 1998 Belgium23 Jun 1998 Bosnia and Herzegovina23 Jun 1998 Croatia23 Jun 1998 Czech Republic23 Jun 1998 Denmark23 Jun 1998 Egypt 5 Dec 2012 Estonia23 Jun 1998 European Union29 Aug 2001 Finland23 Jun 1998 France23 Jun 1998 Germany23 Jun 1998 Greece23 Jun 1998 Hungary23 Jun 1998 Italy23 Jun 1998 Latvia19 Nov 1998 Lithuania28 Jan 2002 Luxembourg23 Jun 1998 Malaysia 3 Feb 2006 Montenegro<superscript>4</superscript>23 Oct 2006 dNetherlands23 Jun 1998 New Zealand<superscript>5,6</superscript>27 Nov 2001 North Macedonia23 Jun 1998 Norway23 Jun 1998 Pakistan24 Feb 2020 Poland23 Jun 1998 Portugal23 Jun 1998 Republic of Moldova21 Sep 2016 Romania23 Jun 1998 Russian Federation23 Jun 1998 San Marino27 Nov 2015 Serbia23 Jun 1998 Slovakia23 Jun 1998 Slovenia23 Jun 1998 Spain23 Jun 1998 Sweden23 Jun 1998 Switzerland23 Jun 1998 Turkey23 Jun 1998 Ukraine21 Jan 2010 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland23 Jun 1998
1The Regulation enters into force for all Contracting Parties to the Agreement which did not notify their disagreement thereto, in accordance with 1 (4). The date listed under " <i> <b>Application of regulation </b> </i>" reflects the date of the entry into force of the Regulation for those States parties to the Agreement, at the time of the entry into force of the Regulation, which did not notify their disagreement thereto, in accordance with article 1(4) of the Agreement. States parties to the Agreement not applying the Regulation may, at any time, notify the Secretary-General that they intend to apply it, and the Regulation will then enter into force for such States on the sixtieth day after such notification, in accordance with article 1(7) of the Agreement. For these States, the date listed under " <b> <i>Application of regulation </i> </b>" is the date of deposit of the notification. States that become parties to the Agreement subsequent to the entry into force of the Regulation, which do not notify their disagreement thereto, apply the Regulation as from the date of entry into force of the Agreement for such States. In these cases, the date listed under " <b> <i>Application of regulation </i> </b>" reflects the date of deposit of the instrument of accession to the Agreement. Following is the list of Contracting Parties that notified their objection to draft Regulation No. 108, pursuant to article 1 (4); or declared the non-application of Regulation No. 108, pursuant to article 1(5): 2Participant:Date of the notification: European Community*23 Jan 1998 Japan**25 Sep 1998 Bulgaria***22 Nov 1999 Australia****25 Feb 2000 Ukraine*****1 May 2000 South Africa******18 Apr 2001 Thailand2 Mar 2006
*The European Community implicitly notified its non-application of Regulation 108 upon accession by virtue of its declaration restricting its application to those Regulations in force at the date of accession, i.e. 23ry 1998. Regulation No.108 was not in force at that time, but had been circulated as a draft Regulation, pursuant to article 1 (5) of the Agreement. In a communication dated 16 April 1999, the European Community subsequently confirmed its intention to reserve its position with regard to the entry into force of the Regulation for the European Community. See declaration made by the European Community upon accession to the Agreement in chapter XI.B.16. **See declaration made by Japan upon accession to the Agreement in chapter XI.B.16. ***In a note accompanying the instrument of accession, the Government of Bulgaria notified its intention to apply certain Regulations annexed to the Agreement. By notifying the application of certain Regulations, the Government of Bulgaria implicitly notified the non-application of those Regulations not specified, in accordance with article 1(5) of the Agreement. See declaration made by Bulgaria upon accession to the Agreement in XI.B.16. ****See declaration made by Australia upon accession to the Agreement in chapter XI.B.16 *****See declaration made by Ukraine upon accession to the Agreement in chapter XI.B.16. ******See declaration made by South Africa upon accession to the Agreement in chapter XI.B.16.
2 For additional references to the texts of the annexed regulations and their amendments, see doc. <a href="http://www.unece.org/trans/main/wp29/wp29wgs/wp29gen/wp29fdocstts.html" target = "_ blank">TRANS/WP.29/343</a> as updated annually.3Proposed by the Administrative Committee.4See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.5In a communication received on 18 January 2002, the Government of New Zealand, in connection with its accession to the Agreement, clarified its intention to apply, <i>inter alia </i>, Regulation No. 108 annexed to the Agreement. See declaration made by New Zealand upon accession to the Agreement in chapter XI. B. 16.6See note 1 under "New Zealand" regarding Tokelau in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.