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164United Nations Regulation No. 4. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of devices for the illumination of rear registration plates of power-driven vehicles and their trailersGeneva, 15 April 196415 April 1964, in accordance with article 1(5).15 April 1964, No. 4789Parties48United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 493, p. 308, and vol. 932, p. 118 (supplement 1 to the original); vol. 1525, p. 227 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/207 (supplement 2 to the original); vol. 1607, p. 381 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/277 (supplement 3 to the original); depositary notification C.N.42.1992.TREATIES-1 of 30 March 1992 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/290 (supplement 4 to the original); vol. 1911, p. 340 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/447 (supplement 5 to the original); vol. 1962, p. 411 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/490 (supplement 6 to the original); C.N.291.1997.TREATIES-59 of 18 July 1997 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/537 (supplement 7 to the original);<superscript>1</superscript> and vol. 2000, p. 489 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/664 (supplement 8 to the orginal); C.N.168.2002.TREATIES-1 of 26 February 2002 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/818 (supplement 9 to the original) and C.N.889.2002.TREATIES-2 of 28 August 2002 (adoption); C.N.859.2003.TREATIES-1 of 26 August 2003 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/927 (supplement 10 to the original) and C.N.212.2004.TREATIES-1 of 12 March 2004 (adoption); C.N.180.2004.TREATIES-1 of 4 March 2004 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/956 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications); C.N.1293.2005.TREATIES-1 of 4 January 2006 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2005/59 (supplement 11 to the original) and C.N.517.2006.TREATIES-1 of 10 July 2006 (adoption); C.N.597.2006.TREATIES-1 of 2 August 2006 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2006/50 (supplement 12 to the original) and C.N.181.2007.TREATIES-1 of 7 February 2007 (adoption); C.N.1144.2007.TREATIES-1 of 18 January 2008 and doc.ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2007/56 (modifications); C.N.1171.2007.TREATIES-2 of 11 January 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2007/57 (supplement 13 to the original) and C.N.477.2008.TREATIES-4 of 14 July 2008 (adoption); C.N.274.2008.TREATIES-3 of 15 April 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/9 (supplement 14 to the original) and C.N.780.2008.TREATIES-5 of 27 October 2008 (adoption); C.N.294.2010.TREATIES-1 of 9 June 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/5 (supplement 15 to 00)(proposal of amendments) and C.N.713.2010.TREATIES-3 of 10 December 2010 (adoption); C.N.8.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.4 of 15 January 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.437.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.4 of 24 July 2013 (adoption); C.N.757.2014.TREATIES-IX.B.16.4 of 15 December 2014 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.331.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.16.4 of 19 June 2015 (adoption); C.N.169.2017.TREATIES-XI.B.16.4 of 10 April 2017 (Proposal of Amendments) and CN.639.2017.TREATIES-XI.B.16.4 of 20 October 2017 (adoption); C.N.435.2017.TREATIES-XI.B.16.4 of 10 August 2017 (Proposal of Amendments) and C.N.91.2018.TREATIES-XI.B.16.4 of 20 February 2018 (Adoption); C.N.510.2019.TREATIES-XI.B.16.4 of 31 October 2019 (Amendments).<superscript>1</superscript>
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 4<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 Belgium<superscript>3</superscript>15 Apr 1964 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 Mar 1977 France 7 May 1964 Germany<superscript>7</superscript>29 Nov 1965 Greece 4 Oct 1995 Hungary10 Mar 1965 Italy<superscript>3</superscript>15 Apr 1964 Japan22 May 2015 Kyrgyzstan 1 Sep 2023 Latvia19 Nov 1998 Lithuania28 Jan 2002 Luxembourg 5 Aug 1987 Malaysia 3 Feb 2006 Montenegro<superscript>8</superscript>23 Oct 2006 dNetherlands (Kingdom of the)11 Nov 1970 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 Jun 1983 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 Dec 1965 Sweden 7 May 1971 Switzerland 4 Dec 1995 Türkiye 8 May 2000 Uganda23 Aug 2022 Ukraine 9 Aug 2002 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland27 Jul 1967
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. 4 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.5Czechoslovakia applied Regulation No. 4 as from 17 June 1969. 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. 4 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. 4 which has] been applied by both the Federal Republic of Germany 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.