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1643United Nations Regulation No. 43. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of safety glazing materials and their installation on vehicles15 February 198115 February 1981, in accordance with article 1(5).15 February 1981, No. 4789Parties45United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 1214, p. 295 and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/ TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.42; vol. 1291, p. 281 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP.29/89; vol. 1423, p. 261 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/122, Corr.1 (French only), and Corr.2; vol. 1458, p. 241 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/156 (supplement 3); C.N.636.1999.TREATIES-1 of 13 July 1999 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/671 (supplement 4) and C.N.23.2000.TREATIES-1 of 20 January 2000 (adoption); C.N.1191.1999.TREATIES-2 of 6 January 2000 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/697 (supplement 5) and C.N.479.2000.TREATIES-1 of 7 July 2000 (adoption); C.N. 450.2000.TREATIES-1 of 29 June 2000 (modifications); C.N.111.2001.TREATIES-1 of 9 March 2001 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/749 (supplement 6) and C.N.776.2001.TREATIES-2 of 17 September 2001 (adoption); and C.N.112.2002.TREATIES-1 of 8 February 2002 (modifications); C.N.600.2002.TREATIES-1 of 13 June 2002 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/847 (modifications); C.N.601.2002.TREATIES-1 of 13 June 2002 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/848 (modifications); C.N.19.2003.TREATIES-1 of 16 January 2003 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/895 (supplement 7 ) and C.N.675.2003.TREATIES-2 of 17 July 2003 (adoption); C.N.110.2004.TREATIES-1 of 12 February 2004 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/970 (supplement 8 to the original) and C.N.831.2004.TREATIES-2 of 13 August 2004 (adoption); C.N.1180.2006.TREATIES-1 of 12 December 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/99 (supplement 9 to the original) and C.N.704.2007.TREATIES-2 of 9 July 2007 (adoption); C.N.569.2007.TREATIES-1 of 10 May 2007 (Supplement 10 to the original) and C.N.1082.2007.TREATIES-2 of 12 November 2007 (adoption); C.N.1156.2007.TREATIES-1 18 January 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2007/81 + amendment referred to in paragraph 47 of the report of the session (modifications); C.N.33.2009.TREATIES-1 of 22 January 2009 anddoc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/94 + amendment referred to in para. 56 of the report (supplement 11 to the original) and C.N.440.2009.TREATIES-3 of 22 July 2009 (adoption); C.N.207.2009.TREATIES-2 of 24 April 2009 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/36 (supplement 12 to the original) and C.N.761.2009.TREATIES-4 of 27 October 2009 (adoption); C.N.303.2010.TREATIES-1 of 9 June 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/37 (supplement 13 to 00) (proposal of amendments) and C.N.721.2010.TREATIES2 of 10 December 2010 (adoption); C.N.154.2011.TREATIES-1 of 28 April 2011(modifications) and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/40 (Corrigendum 1 to Revision 2); C.N.210.2011.TREATIES-7 of 28 April 2011 (proposal of amendments) and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/35 (01 series) and C.N.720.2011.TREATIES-4 of 2 November 2011 (adoption); C.N.211.2011.TREATIES-3 of 28 April 2011 (proposal of amendments) and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/34 (Supplement 14) and C.N.721.2011.TREATIES-5 of 2 November 2011 (adoption); C.N.229.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.43 of 18 May 2012 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.657.2012.TREATIES-XI-B.16.43 of 26 November 2012 (adoption); C.N.213.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.43 of 3 May 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.941.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.43 of 21 November 2013 (proposal of amendments); C.N.766.2014.TREATIES-IX.B.16.43 of 15 December 2014 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.341.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.16.43 of 19 June 2015 (adoption); C.N.220.2015.TREATIES-IX.B.16.43 of 8 April 2015 (correction); C.N.229.2015.TREATIES-IX.B.16.43 of 8 April 2015 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.564.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.16.43 of 2 November 2015 (adoption); C.N.179.2017.TREATIES-IX.B.16.43 of 10 April 2017 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.649.2017.TREATIES-XI.B.16.43 of 20 October 2017 (adoption); C.N.21.2018.TREATIES-XI.B.16.43 of 19 January 2018 (Corrections); C.N.22.2018.TREATIES-XI.B.16.43 of 19 January 2018 (Corrections); C.N.347.2018.TREATIES-XI.B.16.43 of 25 July 2018 (amendments); C.N.502.2018.TREATIES-XI.B.16.43 of 29 October 2018 (Amendments); C.N.262.2019.TREATIES-XI.B.16.43 of 14 June 2019 (Amendments); C.N.235.2020.TREATIES-XI.B.16.43 of 19 June 2020 (Amendments).<superscript>1</superscript>
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 43<superscript>2</superscript>ParticipantApplication of regulation, Succession(d)Armenia 1 Mar 2018 Australia25 Apr 2016 Austria28 Mar 1984 Belarus 3 May 1995 Belgium 7 Jan 1981 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 dEgypt 5 Dec 2012 Estonia29 Oct 1998 European Union<superscript>5</superscript>23 Jan 1998 Finland<superscript>6</superscript>27 Jul 1981 France<superscript>7</superscript>15 Feb 1981 Germany<superscript>7,8</superscript>15 Feb 1981 Greece 4 Oct 1995 Hungary26 Jan 1984 Italy14 Sep 1981 Japan17 Jun 2014 Latvia19 Nov 1998 Lithuania28 Jan 2002 Luxembourg 2 Mar 1983 Malaysia 3 Feb 2006 Montenegro<superscript>9</superscript>23 Oct 2006 dNetherlands22 Apr 1985 New Zealand<superscript>10</superscript>18 Jan 2002 Nigeria18 Oct 2018 North Macedonia<superscript>3</superscript> 1 Apr 1998 dNorway25 Mar 1993 Pakistan24 Feb 2020 Poland14 Sep 1992 Portugal21 Jun 1990 Republic of Moldova21 Sep 2016 Romania 5 Dec 1983 Russian Federation 1 May 1998 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 Spain 2 Sep 1983 Sweden19 Jun 1981 Turkey 8 May 2000 Ukraine 9 Aug 2002 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland24 Oct 1980
1 For 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. 43 as from 23 October 1985. 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. 43 as from 12 September 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.6With regard to Regulation No. 43, the Government of Finland made the following statement:“A provision concerning new automobiles, which is in force in Finalnd since 1 January 1981, prohibits the mounting of tempered windshields on automobiles.”7Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3).8The German Democratic Republic applied Regulation No. 43 as from 3 April 1988. 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: Moreover, it should be noted that Regulation No. 43 was proposed by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany... See also note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.9See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.10See note 1 under "New Zealand" regarding Tokelau in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.