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1621United Nations Regulation No. 21. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to their interior fittingsGeneva, 1 December 19711 December 1971, in accordance with article 1(5).1 December 1971, No. 4789Parties44United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 801, p. 394, and vol. 1199, p. 586, and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.1/ Add.20/Rev.1 (revised text incorporating amendments series 01); vol. 1425, p. 366 and doc. TRANS/SCI/WP29/113 (amendments series 02); depositary notification C.N.142.1986.TREATIES-27 of 2 September 1986 (procès-verbal concerning modifications); vol. 2000, p. 490 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/558 (supplement 2 to amendments series 01); C.N.423.2000.TREATIES-1 of 27 June 2000 (modifications); C.N.772.2002.TREATIES-1 of 31 July 2002 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/868 (supplement 3 to the 01 series of amendments) and C.N.75.2003.TREATIES-1 of 3 February 2003 (adoption); C.N.233.2020.TREATIES-XI.B.16.21 of 19 June 2020 (Amendments).<superscript>1</superscript>
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 21<superscript>2</superscript>ParticipantApplication of regulation, Succession(d)Armenia 1 Mar 2018 Australia 1 Jun 2010 Belarus13 Dec 2012 Belgium<superscript>3</superscript> 1 Dec 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 1 Dec 1971 Germany<superscript>7</superscript>14 Sep 1973 Greece 4 Oct 1995 Hungary20 Jan 1993 Italy19 Jul 1975 Japan20 Jan 2015 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)17 Apr 1981 New Zealand<superscript>9</superscript>18 Jan 2002 Nigeria18 Oct 2018 North Macedonia<superscript>4</superscript> 1 Apr 1998 dNorway23 Dec 1987 Pakistan24 Feb 2020 Philippines 3 Nov 2022 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 dSpain14 Jul 1978 Sweden<superscript>10</superscript> 4 Apr 1972 Switzerland 4 Dec 1995 Türkiye16 Jan 2001 Uganda23 Aug 2022 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland13 Dec 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. 21 as from 21 May 1991. 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 Regulations No. 21 as from 30 July 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 Regulation No. 21 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. 21 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.10Date of entry into force of Regulation No. 21 as indicated by the Contracting State in its notification of application: 2Participant:Date entry into force: Sweden1 Dec 1971