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1673United Nations Regulation No. 73. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of: I. Vehicles with regard to their lateral protection devices (LPD); II. Lateral protection devices (LPD); III. Vehicles with regard to the installation of LPD of an approved type according to Part II of this Regulation1 January 19881 January 1988, in accordance with article 1(5).1 January 1988, No. 4789Parties40United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 1489, p. 182 and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/ TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.72; C.N.575.2007.TREATIES-1 of 10 May 2007 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2007/13 (Supplement 1 to the original) and C.N.1088.2007.TREATIES-2 of 12 November 2007 (adoption); C.N.332.2010.TREATIES-1 of 9 June 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/38 and amendment referred to in paragraph 54 of the report of the session (01 series) (proposal of amendments) and C.N.753.2010.TREATIES-2 of 10 December 2010 (adoption); C.N.126.2016.TREATIES-XI-B-16-73 of 5 April 2016 (corrections); C.N.186.2017.TREATIES-XI.B.16.73 of 10 April 2017 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.656.2017.TREATIES-XI.B.16.73 of 20 October 2017 (adoption); C.N.544.2019.TREATIES-XI.B.16.73 of 31 October 2019 (Amendments).<superscript>1</superscript>
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 73<superscript>2</superscript>ParticipantApplication of regulation, Succession(d)Armenia 1 Mar 2018 Belarus 3 May 1995 Belgium 8 Jun 1990 Bulgaria22 Nov 1999 Croatia 2 Feb 2001 Czech Republic<superscript>3</superscript> 2 Jun 1993 dEgypt 5 Dec 2012 Estonia26 May 1999 European Union<superscript>4</superscript>23 Jan 1998 Finland11 Feb 1991 France24 May 1988 Germany<superscript>5</superscript>22 Dec 1989 Greece 4 Oct 1995 Hungary20 Jan 1993 Italy 4 May 1989 Latvia19 Nov 1998 Lithuania28 Jan 2002 Luxembourg22 Nov 1993 Malaysia 3 Feb 2006 Montenegro<superscript>6</superscript>23 Oct 2006 dNetherlands (Kingdom of the)<superscript>7</superscript> 1 Jan 1988 Nigeria18 Oct 2018 North Macedonia20 Jun 2002 Norway25 Mar 1993 Pakistan24 Feb 2020 Philippines 3 Nov 2022 Poland23 May 2000 Republic of Moldova21 Sep 2016 Romania26 Jul 1994 Russian Federation 8 Feb 1996 San Marino27 Nov 2015 Serbia<superscript>7</superscript>18 May 1993 dSlovakia<superscript>3</superscript>28 May 1993 dSlovenia16 May 1996 Sweden 3 Jun 1997 Switzerland 4 Dec 1995 Türkiye16 Jan 2001 Uganda23 Aug 2022 Ukraine 9 Aug 2002 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland<superscript>7</superscript> 1 Jan 1988
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.3Czechoslovakia applied Regulation No. 73 as from 9 June 1991. See also note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.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.5See note 2 under “Germany” 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).7The Government of Yugoslavia, upon depositing its notification of succession to the Agreement on 12 March 2001 (See, <a href="https://../doc/Publication/CN/2001/CN.291.2001-Eng.pdf target="_blank">C.N.291.2001.TREATIES-1 (Depositary Notification)</a>, confirmed its application of Regulation No. 73 (See, <a href="https://../doc/Publication/CN/1993/CN.219.1993-Eng.pdf target="_blank">C.N.219.1993.TREATIES-12 (Depositary Notification)</a>. 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.