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1659United Nations Regulation No. 59. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of replacement silencing systems1 October 19831 October 1983, in accordance with article 1(5).1 October 1983, No. 4789Parties39United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 1333, p. 321; vol. 1557, p. 374 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/R.489 (supplement 1 to the original); vol.1844, p. 295 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/390 (supplement 2 to the original); C.N.300.2006.TREATIES-1 of 10 April 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/6 (supplement 3 to the original) and C.N.872.2006.TREATIES-2 of 25 October 2006 (adoption); C.N.669.2011.TREATIES-1 of 13 October 2011 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.188.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.59 of 14 April 2012 (adoption); C.N.236.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.16.59 of 8 April 2015 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.556.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.16.59 of 2 November 2015 (adoption); C.N.398.2015.TREATIES-XI-B-16-59 of 20 July 2015 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.28.2016.TREATIES-XI-B-16-59 of 3 February 2016 (adoption); C.N.482.2020.TREATIES-XI.B.16.59 of 27 October 2020 (Amendments).<superscript>1</superscript>
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 59<superscript>2</superscript>ParticipantApplication of regulation, Succession(d)Armenia 1 Mar 2018 Austria12 Feb 1998 Belarus 3 May 1995 Belgium<superscript>3</superscript> 1 Oct 1983 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 Finland 6 May 1988 France<superscript>3</superscript> 1 Oct 1983 Germany 2 Jul 1997 Greece 4 Oct 1995 Hungary15 Sep 1988 Italy 6 Feb 1984 Latvia19 Nov 1998 Lithuania28 Jan 2002 Luxembourg 2 Aug 1985 Malaysia 3 Feb 2006 Montenegro<superscript>6</superscript>23 Oct 2006 dNetherlands (Kingdom of the)22 Apr 1985 Nigeria18 Oct 2018 North Macedonia20 Jun 2002 Norway25 Mar 1993 Pakistan24 Feb 2020 Philippines 3 Nov 2022 Poland14 Sep 1992 Republic of Moldova21 Sep 2016 Romania 7 Mar 1996 Russian Federation 8 Feb 1996 San Marino27 Nov 2015 Serbia<superscript>7</superscript>18 May 1993 dSlovakia<superscript>4</superscript>28 May 1993 dSlovenia16 May 1996 Sweden 3 Jun 1997 Türkiye16 Jan 2001 Uganda23 Aug 2022 Ukraine 9 Aug 2002 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland17 Jun 1993
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.3Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3).4Czechoslovakia applied Regulation No. 59 as from 18 October 1992. 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.6See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.7The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia applied Regulation No. 59 as from 18 May 1993 (See, <a href="https://../doc/Publication/CN/1993/CN.219.1993-Eng.pdf target="_blank">C.N.219.1993.TREATIES-12 (Depositary Notification)</a>. The Government of Yugoslavia, upon depositing its notification of succession to the Agreement on 12 March 2001, did not confirm its application of Regulation No. 59. Subsequently, in a notification received on 31 July 2002, the Government of Yugoslavia informed the Secretary-General that, by virtue of its succession to the Agreement on 12 March 2001, with effect from 27 April 1992, the date of State succession, it confirms its application to Regulation No. 59 as from 18 May 1993. See also note 1 under “former Yugoslavia” and “Yugoslavia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.