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1646United Nations Regulation No. 46. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of devices for indirect vision and of motor vehicles with regard to the installation of these devicesGeneva, 1 September 19811 September 1981, in accordance with article 1(5).1 September 1981, No. 4789Parties43United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, 1248, p. 376 and vol. 1374, p. 434 et doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/ TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.45, and Amend.1 (supplement 1); vol. 1483, p. 286 and doc. TRANS/ SC1/WP29/163 and Amend.1 and 2 (amendments series 01); vol. 1505, p. 290 and doc. TRANS/ SC1/WP29/188 (supplement 1 to amendments series 01)<superscript>1</superscript>; and depositary notification C.N.132.1988. TREATIES-33 of 18 July 1988 (procès-verbal of rectification concerning modifica tions); C.N.232.1992.TREATIES-32 of 11 September 1992 (procès-verbal concerning modifica tions - French only); vol. 1823, p. 342 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/386 (supplement 3 to amendments series 01)<superscript>1</superscript>; vol. 1933, p. 385 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/300 (supplement 2 to amendments series 01)<superscript>1</superscript>; and vol. 2000, p. 486 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/546 (supplement 4 to amendments series 01); C.N.1300.2004.TREATIES-1 of 23 December 2004 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2004/57 (amendments series 02) and C.N.487.2005.TREATIES-1 of 23 June 2005 (adoption); C.N.1145.2006.TREATIES-1 of 13 December 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/100 (R only) (modifications); C.N.571.2007.TREATIES-1 of 10 May 2007 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2007/101 + Amend.1 (Supplement 1 to amendments series 02) and C.N.1085.2007.TREATIES-3 of 12 November 2007 (adoption); C.N.572.2007.TREATIES-2 of 10 May 2007 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2007/11 + Amend.1 (Supplement 1 to amendments series 02) and C.N.1086.2007.TREATIES-4 of 12 November 2007 (adoption); C.N.1217.2007.TREATIES-1 of 11 January 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/82 + amendments referred to in paragraph 48 of the report of the session (Supplement 2 to amendments series 02) and C.N.490.2008.TREATIES-3 of 14 July 2008 (adoption); C.N.293.2008.TREATIES-2 of 15 April 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/41 (Supplement 3 to amendments series 02) and C.N.797.2008.TREATIES-4 of 28 October 2008 (adoption); C.N.17.2009.TREATIES-1 of 15 January 2009 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/95 (modifications); C.N.34.2009.TREATIES-1 of 22 January 2009 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/96 + amendments referred to in para. 57 of the report (supplement 4 to amendments series 02) and C.N.442.2009.TREATIES-2 of 22 July 2009 (adoption); C.N.117.2010.TREATIES-1 of 3 March 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/99 (modifications); C.N.799.2010.TREATIES-1 of 23 December 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/139/Rev.1 (modifications); C.N.193.2011.TREATIES-1 of 28 April 2011 (proposal of amendments) and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/111, as amended by paragraph 59 of the report (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1089), (Supplement 5 to the 02 series) and C.N.714.2011.TREATIES-2 of 2 November 2011 (adoption); C.N.844.2011.TREATIES-3 of 26 January 2012 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.430.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.46 of 3 August 2012 (adoption of amendments); C.N.230.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.46 of 18 May 2012 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.656.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.46 of 26 November 2012 (adoption); C.N.79.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.46 of 15 January 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.487.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.46 of 24 July 2013 (adoption); C.N.232.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.46 of 3 May 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.943.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.46 of 21 November 2013 (proposal of amendments); C.N.166.2014.TREATIES-XI.B.16.46 of 9 April 2014 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.682.2014.TREATIES-XI.B.16.46 of 15 October 2014 (adoption); C.N.167.2014.TREATIES-XI.B.16.46 of 9 April 2014 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.681.2014.TREATIES-XI.B.16.46 of 15 October 2014 (adoption); C.N.677.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.16.46 of 18 December 2015 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.468.2016.TREATIES-XI.B.16.46 of 8 July 2016 (adoption); C.N.133.2016.TREATIES-XI.B.16.46 of 8 April 2016 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.777.2016.TREATIES-XI.B.16.46 of 27 October 2016 (adoption); C.N.926.2016.TREATIES-XI.B.16.46 of 22 December 2016 (proposal of amendments) and CN.358.2017.TREATIES-XI-B-16-46 of 10 July 2017 (adoption); C.N.349.2018.TREATIES-XI-B-16-46 of 25 July 2018 (amendments); C.N.275.2019.TREATIES-XI.B.16.46 of 14 June 2019 (Amendments); C.N.474.2020.TREATIES-XI.B.16.46 of 27 October 2020 (Amendments); C.N.475.2020.TREATIES-XI.B.16.46 of 27 October 2020 (Amendments); C.N.314.2021.TREATIES-XI.B.16.46 of 29 October 2021 (Amendments); C.N.333.2022.TREATIES-XI.B.16.46 of 19 October 2022 (Amendments).<superscript>2</superscript>
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 46<superscript>3</superscript>ParticipantApplication of regulation, Succession(d)Armenia 1 Mar 2018 Australia25 Apr 2016 Austria24 May 1990 Belarus 3 May 1995 Belgium17 Aug 1982 Croatia 2 Feb 2001 Czech Republic<superscript>4</superscript> 2 Jun 1993 dEgypt 5 Dec 2012 Estonia26 May 1999 European Union<superscript>5</superscript>23 Jan 1998 Finland11 Jun 1982 France<superscript>6</superscript> 1 Sep 1981 Germany<superscript>7</superscript>19 Feb 1986 Greece 4 Oct 1995 Hungary26 Jan 1984 Italy 1 Sep 1981 Japan16 Aug 2016 Latvia19 Nov 1998 Lithuania28 Jan 2002 Luxembourg 2 Aug 1983 Malaysia 3 Feb 2006 Netherlands (Kingdom of the) 5 Oct 1987 New Zealand<superscript>8</superscript>18 Jan 2002 Nigeria18 Oct 2018 North Macedonia20 Jun 2002 Norway25 Mar 1993 Pakistan24 Feb 2020 Philippines 3 Nov 2022 Poland 4 Apr 1990 Republic of Moldova21 Sep 2016 Romania 5 Dec 1983 Russian Federation<superscript>9</superscript> 6 Jan 1988 San Marino27 Nov 2015 Serbia19 Mar 2008 Slovakia<superscript>4</superscript>28 May 1993 dSlovenia 2 Aug 1994 South Africa18 Apr 2001 Spain23 Jan 1989 Sweden26 Jul 1982 Türkiye 8 May 2000 Uganda20 Mar 2023 Ukraine 9 Aug 2002 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland26 Feb 1990
1At the time of publication, supplement 2 to the amendments series 01 to Regulation No. 46 was still under consideration.2 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.3For 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.4Czechoslovakia applied Regulation No. 46 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.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. 46 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:- [Regulation No. 46 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 "New Zealand" regarding Tokelau in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.9Date of entry into force of Regulation No. 46 as indicated by the contracting State in its notification of application: 2Participant:Date entry into force: Russian Federation1 Jan 1988