CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
B
Road Traffic
1639United Nations Regulation No. 39. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to the speedometer and odometer equipment including its installation20 November 197820 November 1978, in accordance with article 1(55).20 November 1978, No. 4789Parties41United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 1111, p. 431 and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.38; vol. 1509, p. 384 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/183 (supplement 1 to the original); vol. 1999, 461 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/544 (supplement 2 to the original); C.N.538.2001 of 4 June 2001 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/779 (supplement 3 to the original) and C.N.1418.2001.TREATIES-2 of 10 December 2001 (adoption); C.N.154.2002.TREATIES-1 of 20 February 2002 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/824 (supplement 4 to the original) and C.N.913.2002.TREATIES-3 of 29 August 2002 (adoption); C.N.614.2002.TREATIES-2 of 7 June 2002 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/846 (supplement 5 to the original) and C.N.1155.2002.TREATIES-3 of 9 December 2002 (adoption); C.N.153.2011.TREATIES-1 of 28 April 2011 (modifications) and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/39 (Corrigendum 1); C.N.675.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.16.39 of 18 December 2015 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.466.2016.TREATIES-XI.B.16.39 of 8 July 2016 (adoption); C.N.178.2017.TREATIES-XI.B.16.39 of 10 April 2017 (Proposal of Amendments) and C.N.648.2017.TREATIES-XI.B.16.39 of 20 October 2017 (adoption).<superscript>1</superscript>
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 39<superscript>2</superscript>ParticipantApplication of regulation, Succession(d)Armenia 1 Mar 2018 Australia 1 Jun 2010 Belarus 3 May 1995 Belgium30 Apr 1979 Bosnia and Herzegovina<superscript>3</superscript>28 Sep 1998 dBulgaria22 Nov 1999 Croatia<superscript>3</superscript>17 Mar 1994 dCzech Republic<superscript>4</superscript> 2 Jun 1993 dDenmark19 Sep 1979 Egypt 5 Dec 2012 Estonia26 May 1999 European Union<superscript>5</superscript>23 Jan 1998 Finland11 Feb 1991 France<superscript>6</superscript>20 Nov 1978 Germany<superscript>7</superscript>14 Apr 1983 Greece 4 Oct 1995 Hungary24 Sep 1979 Italy27 Mar 1979 Japan 1 May 2001 Latvia19 Nov 1998 Lithuania28 Jan 2002 Luxembourg 2 Mar 1984 Malaysia 3 Feb 2006 Montenegro<superscript>8</superscript>23 Oct 2006 dNetherlands22 Apr 1985 Nigeria18 Oct 2018 North Macedonia<superscript>3</superscript> 1 Apr 1998 dNorway23 Dec 1987 Pakistan24 Feb 2020 Poland 2 Oct 2001 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 dSweden21 Nov 1978 Turkey16 Jan 2001 Ukraine 9 Aug 2002 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland20 Nov 1978
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.3The former Yugoslavia applied Regulation No. 39 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.4Czechoslovakia applied Regulation No. 39 as from 29 December 1981. 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. 39 as from 18 May 1980.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. 39 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.