CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
B
Road Traffic
1670United Nations Regulation No. 70. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of rear marking plates for heavy and long vehicles15 May 198715 May 1987, in accordance with article 1(5).15 May 1987, No. 4789Parties40United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>. vol. 1463, p. 206 and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.69; depositary notification C.N.94.1997.TREATIES-29 of 27 March 1997 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/529 (amendments series 01): C.N.225.1997.TREATIES-42 of 20 June 1997 (procès-verbal concerning modifications); vol. 2000, p. 487 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/549 (supplement 1 to amendment series 01); C.N.70.1998.TREATIES-29 of 9 March 1998 (modifications); C.N.327.1998.TREATIES-78 of 7 August 1998 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/361 (supplement 2 to amendments series 01); C.N.117.2001.TREATIES-1 of 12 March 2001 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/755 (supplement 3 to amendments series 01) and C.N.783.2001.TREATIES-2 (Reissued) of 16 October 2001 (adoption); C.N.1281.2004.TREATIES-1 of 17 December 2004 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2004/53 (modifications); C.N.554.2005.TREATIES-1 of 15 July 2005 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2005/57 (modifications); C.N.305.2006.TREATIES-1 of 10 April 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/16 (supplement 4 to amendments series 01) and C.N.877.2006.TREATIES-3 of 25 October 2006 (adoption); C.N.613.2006.TREATIES-2 of 2 August 2006 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2006/60 (supplement 5 to amendments series 01) and C.N.97.2007.TREATIES-1 of 6 February 2007 (adoption); C.N.1152.2006.TREATIES-3 of 13 December 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/91 (F only) (modifications); C.N.1153.2006.TREATIES-3 of 13 December 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/137 (F only) (modifications); C.N.1154.2006.TREATIES-5 of 13 December 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/138 (F only) (modifications); C.N.300.2008.TREATIES-1 of 15 April 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/24 (supplement 6 to amendments series 01) and C.N.806.2008.TREATIES-2 of 30 October 2008 (adoption); C.N.215.2009.TREATIES-1 of 24 Avril 2009 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/26 (Supplement 7 to amendments series 01) and C.N.766.2009.TREATIES-2 of 27 October 2009 (adoption); C.N.158.2011.TREATIES-1 of 28 April 2011 (modifications); C.N.236.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.70 of 18 May 2012 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.663.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.70 of 26 November 2012 (adoption); C.N.774.2014.TREATIES-XI.B.16.70 of 15 December 2014 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.347.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.16.70 of 19 June 2015 (adoption); C.N.185.2017.TREATIES-XI.B.16.70 of 10 April 2017 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.655.2017.TREATIES-XI.B.16.70 of 20 October 2017 (adoption); C.N.543.2019.TREATIES-XI.B.16.70 of 31 October 2019 (Amendments).<superscript>1,2</superscript>
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 70<superscript>3</superscript>ParticipantApplication of regulation, Succession(d)Armenia 1 Mar 2018 Austria18 Jun 1996 Belarus 3 Jul 2003 Belgium<superscript>4</superscript>15 May 1987 Bosnia and Herzegovina<superscript>5</superscript>28 Sep 1998 dCroatia<superscript>5</superscript>17 Mar 1994 dCzech Republic10 Apr 1996 Denmark 7 Jun 1990 Egypt 5 Dec 2012 Estonia24 Oct 1997 European Union<superscript>6</superscript>23 Jan 1998 Finland18 Feb 1994 France29 Apr 1996 Germany28 Jul 1993 Hungary 9 Jul 1997 Italy22 Jun 1988 Japan 1 Feb 2007 Latvia19 Nov 1998 Lithuania28 Jan 2002 Luxembourg27 Sep 1996 Malaysia 3 Feb 2006 Montenegro<superscript>7</superscript>23 Oct 2006 dNetherlands<superscript>4</superscript>15 May 1987 Nigeria18 Oct 2018 North Macedonia<superscript>5</superscript> 1 Apr 1998 dNorway 6 Jan 1999 Pakistan24 Feb 2020 Poland23 May 2000 Republic of Moldova21 Sep 2016 Romania 7 Mar 1996 Russian Federation 8 Feb 1996 San Marino27 Nov 2015 Serbia<superscript>5</superscript>12 Mar 2001 dSlovakia15 Nov 1996 Slovenia<superscript>5</superscript> 3 Nov 1992 dSweden12 Sep 1988 Switzerland 4 Dec 1995 Turkey29 Oct 1998 Ukraine 9 Aug 2002 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland19 Jan 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. 70 as from 12 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. 12 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.4Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3).5The former Yugoslavia applied Regulation No. 70 as from 19 June 1990. 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.6In 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.7See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.