CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
B
Road Traffic
1634United Nations Regulation No. 34. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to the prevention of fire risks1 July 19751 July 1975, in accordance with article 1(5).1 July 1975, No. 4789Parties34United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 973, p. 270 and vol. 1122, p. 358 (amendments series 01); C.N.17.2003.TREATIES-1 of 16 January 2003 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/891 (amendments series 02) and C.N.671.2003.TREATIES-3 of 17 July 2003 (adoption); C.N.108.2004.TREATIES-1 of 12 February 2004 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/967 (supplement 1 to the 02 series) and C.N.823.2004.TREATIES-2 of 13 August 2004 (adoption); C.N.1172.2006.TREATIES-1 of 11 December 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/97 (supplement 2 to amendments series 02) and C.N.690.2007.TREATIES-1 of 6 July 2007 (adoption); C.N.205.2009.TREATIES-1 of 24 Avril 2009 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/35 (Supplement 3 to amendments series 02) and C.N.759.2009.TREATIES-2 of 27 October 2009 (adoption); C.N.842.2011.TREATIES-1 of 26 January 2012 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.424.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.34 of 3 August 2012 (adoption of amendments); C.N.227.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.34 of 18 May 2012 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.653.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.34 of 26 November 2012 (adoption); C.N.764.2014.TREATIES-IX.B.16.34 of 15 December 2014 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.339.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.16.34 of 19 June 2015 (adoption); C.N.131.2016.TREATIES-XI.B.16.34 of 8 April 2016 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.769.2016.TREATIES-XI.B.16.34 of 27 October 2016 (adoption); C.N.255.2019.TREATIES-XI.B.16.34 of 14 June 2019 (Amendments); C.N.256.2019.TREATIES-XI.B.16.34 of 14 June 2019 (Amendments).<superscript>1</superscript>
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 34<superscript>2</superscript>ParticipantApplication of regulation, Succession(d)Armenia 1 Mar 2018 Belarus 3 May 1995 Belgium17 Aug 1982 Croatia 2 Feb 2001 Czech Republic<superscript>3</superscript> 2 Jun 1993 dDenmark19 Sep 1979 Egypt 5 Dec 2012 Estonia26 May 1999 European Union<superscript>4</superscript>23 Jan 1998 Finland15 Dec 1977 France12 Jul 1978 Germany<superscript>5</superscript>26 Apr 1983 Hungary 9 Jul 1997 Italy 2 Sep 1976 Japan22 May 2015 Lithuania28 Jan 2002 Luxembourg 2 Aug 1983 Malaysia 3 Feb 2006 Netherlands22 Apr 1985 Nigeria18 Oct 2018 North Macedonia20 Jun 2002 Norway23 Dec 1987 Pakistan24 Feb 2020 Poland23 May 2000 Republic of Moldova21 Sep 2016 Romania 6 Apr 1981 Russian Federation 8 Feb 1996 San Marino27 Nov 2015 Slovakia<superscript>3</superscript>28 May 1993 dSlovenia16 May 1996 Sweden<superscript>6</superscript> 1 Jul 1975 Turkey27 Feb 2003 Ukraine 9 Aug 2002 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland<superscript>6</superscript> 1 Jul 1975
1 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.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.3Czechoslovakia applied Regulation No. 34 as from 18 September 1982. See also note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.4In 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.5The German Democratic Republic applied Regulation No. 34 as from 28 June 1981.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. 34 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.6Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3).