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1618United Nations Regulation No. 18. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles with regard to their protection against unauthorized use1 March 19711 March 1971, in accordance with article 1(5).1 March 1971, No. 4789Parties39United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 768, p. 300 and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.1/ Add.17/Rev.1 (revised text incorporating amendments series 01); depositary notification C.N.40.1986.TREATIES-10 of 2 May 1986 (procès-verbal of rectification of the English and French texts); vol. 1989, p. 528 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/522 (amendments series 02); C.N.1283.2004.TREATIES-1 of 23 December 2004 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2000/18 and its Add.1 and Corr.1 (English only) (amendments series 03) and C.N.477.2005.TREATIES-1 of 21 June 2005 (adoption); C.N.564.2007.TREATIES-1 of 10 May 2007 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2007/9 (Supplement 1 to amendments series 03) and C.N.1079.2007.TREATIES-2 of 12 November 2007 (adoption); C.N.285.2008.TREATIES-1 of 15 April 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/40 (Supplement 2 to amendments series 03) and C.N.788.2008.TREATIES-2 of 28 October 2008 (adoption); C.N.223.2013.TREATIES-IX.B.16.13 of 3 May 2013 (corrections); C.N.162.2014.TREATIES-XI.B.16.18 of 9 April 2014 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.677.2014.TREATIES-XI.B.16.18 of 15 October 2014 (adoption).<superscript>1</superscript>
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 18<superscript>2</superscript>ParticipantApplication of regulation, Succession(d)Armenia 1 Mar 2018 Belarus 3 May 1995 Belgium<superscript>3</superscript> 1 Mar 1971 Bosnia and Herzegovina<superscript>4</superscript>28 Sep 1998 dCroatia<superscript>4</superscript>17 Mar 1994 dCzech Republic<superscript>5</superscript> 2 Jun 1993 dDenmark21 Oct 1976 Egypt 5 Dec 2012 Estonia26 May 1999 European Union<superscript>6</superscript>23 Jan 1998 Finland15 Dec 1977 France<superscript>3</superscript> 1 Mar 1971 Germany<superscript>7</superscript>26 Jan 1973 Greece 4 Oct 1995 Hungary19 Aug 1976 Italy19 Jul 1975 Latvia19 Nov 1998 Lithuania28 Jan 2002 Luxembourg 2 Aug 1983 Malaysia 3 Feb 2006 Montenegro<superscript>8</superscript>23 Oct 2006 dNetherlands<superscript>9</superscript> 1 Mar 1971 Nigeria18 Oct 2018 North Macedonia<superscript>4</superscript> 1 Apr 1998 dNorway23 Dec 1987 Pakistan24 Feb 2020 Poland 2 Oct 2001 Republic of Moldova21 Sep 2016 Romania23 Dec 1976 Russian Federation19 Dec 1986 San Marino27 Nov 2015 Serbia<superscript>4</superscript>12 Mar 2001 dSlovakia<superscript>5</superscript>28 May 1993 dSlovenia<superscript>4</superscript> 3 Nov 1992 dSpain28 May 1971 Sweden17 Jun 1974 Turkey 8 May 2000 Ukraine 9 Aug 2002 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 2 Feb 1972
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.3Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3).4The former Yugoslavia applied Regulation No. 18 as from 6 November 1984. 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.5Czechoslovakia applied Regulation No. 18 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.6In 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.7The German Democratic Republic applied Regulations No. 18 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 18 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.9Date of entry into force of Regulation No. 18 as indicated by the Contracting State in its notification of application: 2Participant:Date entry into force: Netherlands1 Mar 1971