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1666United Nations Regulation No. 66. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of large passenger vehicles with regard to the strength of their superstructureGeneva, 2 December 19861 December 1986, in accordance with article 1(5).1 December 1986, No. 4789Parties39United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 1443, p. 314 et doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.65; and vol. 1989, p. 530 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/527 (supplement 1 to the original); C.N.338.2005.TREATIES-1 of 9 May 2005 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2005/18 (amendments series 01) and C.N.1136.2005.TREATIES-2 of 10 November 2005 (adoption); C.N.1151.2006.TREATIES-1 of 13 December 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/103 (modifications); C.N.553.2007.TREATIES-1 of 9 May 2007 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2007/12 (modifications); C.N.298.2008.TREATIES-2 of 15 April 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/42 (supplement 1 to amendments series 01) and C.N.804.2008.TREATIES-3 of 29 October 2008 (adoption); C.N.88.2010.TREATIES-1 of 19 February 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/100 (Amendments series 02) and C.N.508.2010.TR-3 of 19 August 2010 (Adoption).<superscript>1</superscript>
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 66<superscript>2</superscript>ParticipantApplication of regulation, Succession(d)Armenia 1 Mar 2018 Australia 1 Jun 2010 Belarus13 Dec 2012 Belgium 8 Jun 1990 Croatia 2 Feb 2001 Czech Republic27 Mar 1995 Egypt 5 Dec 2012 Estonia26 May 1999 European Union<superscript>3</superscript>23 Jan 1998 Finland30 Oct 1995 France18 Oct 1994 Germany<superscript>4</superscript>17 May 1988 Hungary<superscript>5</superscript> 1 Dec 1986 Japan13 Sep 2016 Latvia19 Nov 1998 Lithuania28 Jan 2002 Luxembourg22 Nov 1993 Malaysia 3 Feb 2006 Netherlands (Kingdom of the) 3 Mar 1988 New Zealand<superscript>6</superscript>18 Jan 2002 Nigeria18 Oct 2018 Norway25 Mar 1993 Pakistan24 Feb 2020 Philippines 3 Nov 2022 Poland 2 Oct 2001 Republic of Moldova21 Sep 2016 Romania26 Jul 1994 Russian Federation<superscript>7</superscript> 6 Jan 1988 San Marino27 Nov 2015 Serbia19 Mar 2008 Slovakia15 Nov 1996 Slovenia 2 Dec 1996 Spain 7 Apr 1992 Sweden23 Jul 1990 Switzerland 4 Dec 1995 Türkiye16 Jan 2001 Uganda23 Aug 2022 Ukraine 9 Aug 2002 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland<superscript>5</superscript> 1 Dec 1986
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.3In 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.4See note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.5Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3).6See note 1 under "New Zealand" regarding Tokelau in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.7Date of entry into force of Regulation No. 66 as indicated by the contracting State in its notification of application: 2Participant:Date entry into force: Russian Federation1 Jan 1988