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1617United Nations Regulation No. 17. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to the seats, their anchorages and any head restraints1 December 19701 December 1970, in accordance with article 1(5).1 December 1970, No. 4789Parties46United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 756, p. 286; vol. 891, p. 178 and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.16/Rev.1 (revised text incorporating amendments series 01); vol. 1216, p. 302 and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.l/Add.16/Rev.1/Amend.1 (amendment series 02); and Rev. 2 and vol. 1425, p. 371 (revised text incorporating amendments series 03); depositary notification C.N.264.1987.TREATIES-48 of 14 December 1987 (procès-verbal of modifications of English and French texts); vol. 1557, p. 335 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/229 and Amend.1 (amendments series 04); C.N.232.1992.TREATIES-32 of 11 September 1992 (procès-verbal concerning modifications - French only); vol. 1763, p. 285 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/357 (supplement 1 to amendments series 04); C.N.179.1996.TREATIES-30 of 26 June 1996 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/502 (amendments series 05); vol. 2000, p. 490 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/557 (amendments series 06); vol. 2030, p. 27 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/601 (amendments series 07) C.N.367.1999.TREATIES-1 of 17 May 1999 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/645 (supplement 1 to the 07 series); C.N.631.1999.TREATIES-2 of 13 July 1999 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/665 (supplement 2 to the 07 series); C.N.655.1999.TREATIES-1 of 19 July 1999 (modifications); C.N.425.2000.TREATIES-1 of 27 June 2000 (modifications); C.N.814.2001.TREATIES-1 of 23 August 2001 (modifications); C.N.165.2004.TREATIES-1 of 4 March 2004 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/965 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications); C.N.1035.2004.TREATIES-1 of 4 October 2004 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/1021 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications); C.N.1166.2006.TREATIES-1 of 11 December 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/114 (supplement 3 to amendments series 07) and C.N.684.2007.TREATIES-1 of 5 July 2007 (adoption); C.N.30.2009.TREATIES-1 of 22 January 2009 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/107 (amendments series 08) and C.N.437.2009.TREATIES-2 of 22 July 2009 (adoption); C.N.839.2011.TREATIES-1 of 26 January 2012 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.434.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.17 of 3 August 2012 (adoption of amendments); C.N.982.2013.TREATIES-IX.B.16.17 of 10 December 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.380.2014.TREATIES-XI.B.16.17 of 17 June 2014 (adoption); C.N.391.2015.TREATIES-XI-B-16-17 of 20 July 2015 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.19.2016.TREATIES-XI-B-16-17 of 3 February 2016 (adoption); C.N.20.2018.TREATIES-XI-B-16-17 of 19 January 2018 (Corrections); C.N.346.2018.TREATIES-XI-B-16-17 of 25 July 2018 (amendments); C.N.249.2019.TREATIES-XI.B.16.17 of 14 June 2019 (Amendments); C.N.8.2020.TREATIES-XI.B.16.17 of 14 January 2020 (Amendments); C.N.30.2020.TREATIES-XI.B.16.17 of 27 January 2020 (Correction); C.N.31.2020.TREATIES-XI.B.16.17 of 27 January 2020 (Correction); C.N.181.2021.TREATIES-XI.B.16.17 of 22 June 2021 (Amendments); C.N.233.2024.TREATIES-XI.B.16.17 of 8 June 2024 (Amendments).<superscript>1</superscript>
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 17<superscript>2</superscript>ParticipantApplication of regulation, Succession(d)Armenia 1 Mar 2018 Belarus 3 May 1995 Belgium23 Jan 1976 Bosnia and Herzegovina<superscript>3</superscript>28 Sep 1998 dCroatia<superscript>3</superscript>17 Mar 1994 dCzech Republic<superscript>4</superscript> 2 Jun 1993 dDenmark21 Oct 1976 Egypt 5 Dec 2012 Estonia29 Oct 1998 European Union<superscript>5</superscript>23 Jan 1998 Finland15 Dec 1977 France<superscript>6</superscript> 1 Dec 1970 Germany<superscript>7</superscript>26 Jan 1973 Greece 4 Oct 1995 Hungary20 Jan 1993 Italy19 Jul 1975 Japan 3 Jul 2002 Kyrgyzstan 1 Sep 2023 Latvia19 Nov 1998 Lithuania28 Jan 2002 Luxembourg 2 Mar 1983 Malaysia 3 Feb 2006 Montenegro<superscript>8</superscript>23 Oct 2006 dNetherlands (Kingdom of the)<superscript>6</superscript> 1 Dec 1970 New Zealand<superscript>9</superscript>18 Jan 2002 Nigeria18 Oct 2018 North Macedonia<superscript>3</superscript> 1 Apr 1998 dNorway23 Dec 1987 Pakistan24 Feb 2020 Philippines 3 Nov 2022 Poland 4 Apr 1990 Republic of Moldova21 Sep 2016 Romania 2 Jul 1979 Russian Federation19 Dec 1986 San Marino27 Nov 2015 Serbia<superscript>3</superscript>12 Mar 2001 dSlovakia<superscript>4</superscript>28 May 1993 dSlovenia<superscript>3</superscript> 3 Nov 1992 dSouth Africa18 Apr 2001 Spain 8 Apr 1977 Sweden 7 May 1971 Switzerland 4 Dec 1995 Türkiye16 Jan 2001 Uganda23 Aug 2022 Ukraine 9 Aug 2002 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland14 Dec 1971
1For additional references to the texts of the annexed regulations and their amendments, see doc. <a href="" target = "_ blank">TRANS/WP.29/343</a> as updated annually.2For technical reasons and in order to align this chapter with all others in the publication, the date indicated is no longer the date of effect of the regulation for the Contracting Party, but the date of receipt of the notification of application by the Secretary-General.3The former Yugoslavia applied Regulation No. 17 as from 28 June 1976. 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 applied Regulation No. 17 as from 14 April 1972. See also note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.5In a letter dated 29 July 1998, the European Community informed the Secretary-General of the following:"The accession of the EC has the effect that the [...] regulations adhered to are not (in cases where a Member State already applied a regulation: no longer) applied by Member States by virtue of their status as Contracting Parties to the Agreement but exclusively in their capacity as Member States of the Contracting Party European Community. Thus, the 14 Member States already Contracting Parties themselves, now apply all [these] regulations by virtue of the EC's accession."... By the EC accession, Ireland has not become a Contracting Party. Only the EC has become a Contracting Party. Ireland being a Member State of this Contracting Party applies the [...] regulations [adhered to by the EC] by virtue of the EC's accession.It will be recalled that, as at 29 July 1999, States Members of the EC are: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.6Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3)..7The German Democratic Republic applied Regulation No. 17 as from 26 September 1977.With regard to the above, the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany in a communication received on 14 January 1991, informed the Secretary-General of the following:- [Regulation No. 17 which had] been applied by both the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic shall continue to apply...The notification further states that it “. . . does not constitute a general statement of position by the Federal Republic of Germany on the question of state succession in relation to treaties.”See also note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.8See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.9See note 1 under "New Zealand" regarding Tokelau in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.