Road Traffic
1672United Nations Regulation No. 72. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor cycle headlamps emitting an asymmetrical passing beam and a driving beam and equipped with halogen lamps (HS1 lamps)Geneva, 15 February 198815 February 1988, in accordance with article 1(5).15 February 1988, No. 4789Parties33Doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS/505-Rev.1/Add.71; vol. 1527, p. 286 (procès-verbal concerning modifications); vol. 1693, p. 92 and docs. TRANS/SC1/WP29/306 and 312 (supplement 1 to the original);. vol. 1872, p. 502 (procès-verbal concerning modifications); vol. 2024, p. 36 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/571 (supplement 2 to the original); depositary notification C.N.118.2001.TREATIES-1 of 12 March 2001 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/769 (amendments series 01) and C.N.785.2001.TREATIES-2 (Reissued) of 18 October 2001 (adoption)<superscript>1,2</superscript>.
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 72<superscript>3</superscript>ParticipantApplication of regulation, Succession(d)Armenia 1 Mar 2018 Belarus13 Dec 2012 Belgium 8 Jun 1990 Croatia 2 Feb 2001 Egypt 5 Dec 2012 European Union<superscript>4</superscript>23 Jan 1998 Finland14 Jul 1988 Germany18 Feb 1994 Hungary 9 Jul 1997 Italy<superscript>5</superscript>15 Feb 1988 Latvia19 Nov 1998 Lithuania28 Jan 2002 Luxembourg29 Jun 1990 Malaysia 3 Feb 2006 Netherlands (Kingdom of the)<superscript>5</superscript>15 Feb 1988 Nigeria18 Oct 2018 North Macedonia20 Jun 2002 Norway 6 Jan 1999 Pakistan24 Feb 2020 Philippines 3 Nov 2022 Republic of Moldova21 Sep 2016 Romania 7 Mar 1996 Russian Federation 8 Feb 1996 San Marino27 Nov 2015 Slovakia15 Nov 1996 Slovenia 2 Dec 1996 South Africa18 Apr 2001 Sweden 3 Jun 1997 Switzerland 4 Dec 1995 Türkiye 8 May 2000 Uganda23 Aug 2022 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="" target = "_ blank">TRANS/WP.29/343</a> as updated annually.2The amendments were adopted and are binding upon all Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 72 as from 12 September 2001, except for South Africa. Pursuant to article 12 (3) of the Agreement, the amendments will enter into force for South Africa 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.4In 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.5Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3).