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163United Nations Regulation No. 3. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of retro-reflecting devices for power-driven vehicles and their trailersGeneva, 1 November 19631 November 1963, in accordance with article 1(5).1 November 1963, No. 4789Parties46United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 480, p. 376; vol. 557, p. 274 (procès-verbal of rectification of the authentic text); doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS.505/Add.2/Rev.1 (Revised text incorporating amendments series 01); vol. 1401, p. 254 and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS.505/Add.2/Rev.1/Amend.1 (amendments series 02); vol. 1607, p. 350 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/254 (supplement 1 to amendments series 02); vol. 1764, p. 269 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/367 (supplement 2 to amendments series 02); depositary notification C.N.245.1995.TREATIES-64 of 15 September 1995 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/446 (supplement 3 to amendments series 02); vol. 2000, p. 489 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/536 (supplement 4 to amendments series 02); C.N.441.1997.TREATIES-110 of 5 December 1997 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/584 (supplement 5 to amendments series 02); C.N.127.2001.TREATIES-1 of 13 March 2001 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/744 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications); C.N.105.2002.TREATIES-1 of 11 February 2002 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/817 (supplement 6 to amendments series 02) and C.N.905.2002.TREATIES-2 of 29 August 2002 (adoption); C.N.11.2003.TREATIES-1 of 16 January 2003 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/886 (supplement 7 to amendments series 02) and C.N.581.2003.TREATIES-2 of 17 July 2003 (adoption); C.N.103.2004.TREATIES-1 of 12 February 2004 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/955 (supplement 8 to the 02 series) and C.N.817.2004.TREATIES-3 of 13 August 2004 (adoption); C.N.153.2004.TREATIES-2 of 4 March 2004 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/954 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications); C.N.454.2004.TREATIES-2 of 13 May 2004 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/993 (supplement 9 to the 02 series) and C.N.1157.2004.TREATIES-3 of 15 November 2004 (adoption); C.N.596.2006.TREATIES-1 of 2 August 2006 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2006/49 (supplement 10 to the 02 series) and C.N.66.2007.TREATIES-1 of 5 February 2007 (adoption); C.N.199.2009.TREATIES-1 of 24 April 2009 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/11 (supplement 11 to the 02 series) and C.N.752.2009.TREATIES-2 of 27 October 2009 (adoption); C.N.809.2010.TREATIES-2 of 23 December 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/92 (Supplement 12 to the 02 series of amendments) as amended by paragraph 50 of the report (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1087) (proposal of amendments) and C.N.366.2011.TREATIES-1 of 23 June 2011 (adoption of amendments); C.N.7.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.3 of 15 January 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.436.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.3 of 24 July 2013 (adoption of amendments); C.N.224.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.3 of 3 May 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.935.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.3 of 21 November 2013 (adoption of amendments); C.N.157.2014.TREATIES-XI.B.16.3 of 9 April 2014 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.670.2014.TREATIES-XI.B.16.3 of 15 October 2014 (adoption of amendments); C.N.199.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.16.3 of 8 April 2015 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.565.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.16.3 of 2 November 2015 (adoption); C.N.168.2017.TREATIES-XI.B.16.3 of 10 April 2017 (Proposal of Amendments) and CN.638.2017.TREATIES-XI.B.16.3 of 20 October 2017 (adoption); C.N.509.2019.TREATIES-XI.B.16.3 of 31 October 2019 (Amendments).<superscript>1</superscript>
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 3<superscript>2</superscript>ParticipantApplication of regulation, Succession(d)Albania 6 Sep 2011 Armenia 1 Mar 2018 Australia 1 Jun 2010 Austria 1 Mar 1972 Belarus 3 May 1995 Belgium22 Jul 1969 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 Estonia26 May 1999 European Union<superscript>5</superscript>23 Jan 1998 Finland19 Jul 1976 France<superscript>6</superscript> 1 Nov 1963 Germany<superscript>7</superscript>29 Nov 1965 Greece 4 Oct 1995 Hungary10 Mar 1965 Italy22 Apr 1964 Japan<superscript>8</superscript>25 Sep 1998 Latvia19 Nov 1998 Lithuania28 Jan 2002 Luxembourg 5 Aug 1987 Malaysia 3 Feb 2006 Montenegro<superscript>9</superscript>23 Oct 2006 dNetherlands<superscript>10</superscript>10 Jan 1966 New Zealand<superscript>11</superscript>18 Jan 2002 Nigeria18 Oct 2018 North Macedonia<superscript>3</superscript> 1 Apr 1998 dNorway23 Dec 1987 Pakistan24 Feb 2020 Poland 2 Jun 1983 Republic of Moldova21 Sep 2016 Romania23 Dec 1976 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 Spain28 Dec 1965 Sweden 1 Jul 1966 Switzerland 4 Dec 1995 Turkey 8 May 2000 Ukraine 9 Aug 2002 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland<superscript>6</superscript> 1 Nov 1963
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. 3 as from 26 May 1969. 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. 3 as from 16 February 1964. 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'saccession."... 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. 3 as from 3 January 1976.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, <i>inter alia </i>, of the following:- [Regulation No. 3 which has] 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.8In its instrument of accession the Government of Japan stated, <i> inter alia </i>, that it was bound by Regulation No. 3 (Revision 2).9See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.10For the Kingdom in Europe.11See note 1 under "New Zealand" regarding Tokelau in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.