CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
B
Road Traffic
1655United Nations Regulation No. 55. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of mechanical coupling components of combinations of vehicles1 March 19831 March 1983, in accordance with article 1(5).1 March 1983, No. 4789Parties35United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 1301, p. 275 and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/ TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.54; vol. 1753, p. 287 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/317 (supplement 1 to the original): C.N.176.2001.TREATIES-1 of 16 March 2001 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/739 (amendments series 01) and C.N.933.2001.TREATIES-2 (Reissued) of 16 October 2001 (adoption); C.N.602.2002.TREATIES-1 of 13 June 2002 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/850 (modifications); C.N.547.2009.TREATIES-1 of 17 September 2009 (Supplement 1 to amendments series 01) (proposal of amendments) and C.N.170.2010.TREATIES-1 of 18 March 2010 (adoption); C.N.460.2010.TREATIES-2 of 30 July 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/66 (supplement 2 to the 01 series of amendments) (proposal of amendments) and C.N.25.2011.TREATIES-1 (adoption); C.N.668.2011.TREATIES-2 of 13 October 2011 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.187.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.55 of 14 April 2012 (adoption); C.N.204.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.16.55 of 8 April 2015 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.573.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.16.55 of 2 November 2015 (adoption); C.N.144.2016.TREATIES-XI.B.16.55 of 8 April 2016 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.791.2016.TREATIES-XI.B.16.55 of 27 October 2016 (adoption); C.N.530.2016.TREATIES-XI.B.16.55 of 9 August 2016 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.81.2017.TREATIES-XI.B.16.55 of 17 February 2017 (adoption); C.N.452.2017.TREATIES-XI.B.16.55 of 10 August 2017 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.108.2018.TREATIES-XI.B.16.55 of 20 February 2018 (Adoption); C.N.242.2020.TREATIES-XI.B.16.55 of 19 June 2020 (Amendments); C.N.480.2020.TREATIES-XI.B.16.55 of 27 October 2020 (Amendments); C.N.185.2021.TREATIES-XI.B.16.55 of 22 June 2021(Amendments); C.N.186.2021.TREATIES-XI.B.16.55 of 22 June 2021 (Amendments).<superscript>1,2</superscript>
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 55<superscript>3</superscript>ParticipantApplication of regulation, Succession(d)Armenia 1 Mar 2018 Belarus 3 May 1995 Belgium 6 May 1983 Bosnia and Herzegovina<superscript>4</superscript>28 Sep 1998 dBulgaria22 Nov 1999 Croatia<superscript>4</superscript>17 Mar 1994 dCzech Republic<superscript>5</superscript> 2 Jun 1993 dEgypt 5 Dec 2012 Estonia26 May 1999 European Union21 Dec 2006 Finland11 Feb 1991 Greece21 Aug 1996 Hungary15 Sep 1988 Italy<superscript>6</superscript> 1 Mar 1983 Latvia 5 Jul 2002 Lithuania28 Jan 2002 Luxembourg27 Sep 1996 Malaysia 3 Feb 2006 Montenegro<superscript>7</superscript>23 Oct 2006 dNetherlands<superscript>6</superscript> 1 Mar 1983 Nigeria18 Oct 2018 North Macedonia<superscript>4</superscript> 1 Apr 1998 dPakistan24 Feb 2020 Poland 7 Apr 1992 Republic of Moldova21 Sep 2016 Romania 5 Dec 1983 Russian Federation<superscript>8</superscript> 6 Jan 1988 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 dSwitzerland 4 Dec 1995 Turkey 8 May 2000 Ukraine 9 Aug 2002 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland26 Feb 1990
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.2The amendments were adopted and are binding upon all Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 55 as from 16 September 2001, except for Yugoslavia. Pursuant to article 12 (3) of the Agreement, the amendments will enter into force for Yugoslavia two months after the period of six months following the date of the notification by the Secretary-General of the proposed amendment, i.e. 16 November 2001.3For 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.4The former Yugoslavia applied Regulation No. 55 as from 29 November 1989. 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. 55 as from 3 November 1985. See also note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” 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).7See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.8Date of entry into force of Regulation No. 55 as indicated by the contracting State in its notification of application: 2Participant:Date entry into force: Russian Federation1 Jan 1988