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1674United Nations Regulation No. 74. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of category L1 vehicles with regard to the installation of lighting and light-signalling devices15 June 198815 June 1988, in accordance with article 1(5).15 June 1988, No. 4789Parties32United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 1506, p. 271 and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/ TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.73 and Amend.1; vol. 1696, p. 159 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/270 and Corr.1 (supplement 1 to the original); depositary notification C.N.340.1994.TREATIES-45 of 9 January 1995 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/416 (supplement 2 to the original); C.N.367.1998.TREATIES-92 of 8 September 1998 and TRANS/WP.29/632 and Corr.1 (amendments series 01) and C.N.151.1999.TREATIES-1 of 4 March 1999 (adoption); C.N.375.1999.TREATIES-3 of 18 May 1999 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/657 (supplement 1 to amendments series 01); C.N.120.2001.TREATIES-1 of 12 March 2001 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/770 (supplement 2 to amendments series 01), C.N.786.2001.TREATIES-3 of 21 September 2001 (adoption) and C.N.881.2003.TREATIES-3 of 2 September 2003 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/941 (corrigendum 1 to supplement 2 of amendments series 01); C.N.542.2001.TREATIES-2 of 5 June 2001 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/786 (supplement 3 to amendments series 01) and C.N.1423.2001.TREATIES-3 of 11 December 2001 (adoption); C.N.617.2006.TREATIES-1 of 2 August 2006 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/61 (Supplement 4 to amendments series 01) and C.N.98.2007.TREATIES-1 of 6 February 2007 (adoption); C.N.301.2008.TREATIES-1 of 15 April 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/25 (supplement 5 to amendments series 01) and C.N.807.2008.TREATIES-2 of 30 October 2008 (adoption); C.N.36.2009.TREATIES-1 of 22 January 2009 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/88 (supplement 6 to amendments series 01) and C.N.434.2009.TREATIES-2 of 22 July 2009 (adoption); C.N.237.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.74 of 18 May 2012 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.664.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.74 of 26 November 2012 (adoption); C.N.173.2014.TREATIES-XI.B.16.74 of 9 April 2014 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.689.2014.TREATIES-XI.B.16.74 of 15 October 2014 (adoption); C.N.636.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.16.74 of 18 December 2015 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.471.2016.TREATIES-XI.B.16.74 of 8 July 2016 (adoption); C.N.279.2019.TREATIES-XI.B.16.74 of 14 June 2019 (Amendments); C.N.545.2019.TREATIES-XI.B.16.74 of 31 October 2019 (Amendments); C.N.213.2020.TREATIES-XI.B.16.74 of 19 June 2020 (Amendments); C.N.214.2020.TREATIES-XI.B.16.74 of 19 June 2020 (Amendments); C.N.324.2021.TREATIES-XI.B.16.74 of 29 October 2021 (Amendments);C.N.325.2021.TREATIES-XI.B.16.74 of 29 October 2021 (Amendments); C.N.480.2022.TREATIES-XI.B.16.74 of 3 February 2023 (amendments); C.N.481.2022.TREATIES-XI.B.16.74 of 3 February 2023 (amendments); C.N.246.2024.TREATIES-XI.B.16.74 of 8 June 2024 (Amendments).<superscript>1</superscript>
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 74<superscript>2</superscript>ParticipantApplication of regulation, Succession(d)Armenia 1 Mar 2018 Australia 1 Jun 2010 Belarus 3 May 1995 Belgium 4 Sep 1997 Croatia 2 Feb 2001 Czech Republic<superscript>3,4</superscript> 2 Jun 1993 dEgypt 5 Dec 2012 European Union<superscript>5</superscript>23 Jan 1998 Finland15 Jun 1988 Hungary 7 Nov 1990 Latvia19 Nov 1998 Lithuania28 Jan 2002 Luxembourg27 Sep 1996 Malaysia 3 Feb 2006 Montenegro<superscript>6</superscript>23 Oct 2006 dNetherlands (Kingdom of the) 5 May 1992 Nigeria18 Oct 2018 North Macedonia20 Jun 2002 Norway 6 Jan 1999 Pakistan24 Feb 2020 Philippines 3 May 2023 Poland23 May 2000 Republic of Moldova21 Sep 2016 Romania 7 Mar 1996 Russian Federation 8 Feb 1996 Serbia17 Jan 2003 Slovakia<superscript>3,4</superscript>28 May 1993 dSlovenia16 May 1996 Sweden 3 Jun 1997 Türkiye 8 May 2000 Uganda20 Mar 2023 Ukraine 9 Aug 2002
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. 74 as from 15 June 1988. See also note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.4Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3).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.