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1685United Nations Regulation No. 85. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of internal combustion engines or electric drive trains intended for the propulsion of motor vehicles of categories M and N with regard to the measurement of the net power and the maximum 30 minutes power of electric drive trains15 September 199015 September 1990, in accordance with article 1(5).15 September 1990, No. 4789Parties41United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 1578, p. 458 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/252; vol. 1929, p. 346 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/478 (supplement 1 to the original); vol. 2016, p. 18 and doc. TRANS/WP.29.582 (supplement 2 to the original); C.N.885.2003.TREATIES-2 of 27 August 2003 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/945 (supplement 3 to the original) and C.N.258.2004.TREATIES-1 of 12 March 2004 (adoption); C.N.1305.2004.TREATIES-1 of 23 December 2004 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2004/67 (supplement 4 to the original) and C.N.491.2005.TREATIES-1 of 23 June 2005 (adoption); C.N.555.2009.TREATIES-1 (supplement 5 to the original); C.N.172.2010.TREATIES-1 of 18 March 2010 (adoption); C.N.48.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.85 of 15 January 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.477.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.85 of 24 July 2013 (adoption); C.N.689.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.16.85 of 18 December 2015 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.474.2016.TREATIES-XI.B.16.85 of 8 July 2016 (adoption); C.N.621.2018.TREATIES-XI.B.16.85 of 9 January 2019; C.N.18.2020.TREATIES-XI.B.16.85 of 14 January 2020 (Amendments); C.N.217.2020.TREATIES-XI.B.16.85 of 19 June 2020 (Amendments); C.N.484.2022.TREATIES-XI.B.16.85 of 3 February 2023 (amendments); C.N.22.2024.TREATIES-XI.B.16.85 of 15 January 2024 (amendments).<superscript>1</superscript>
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 85<superscript>2</superscript>ParticipantApplication of regulation, Succession(d)Armenia 1 Mar 2018 Belarus 3 Jul 2003 Belgium18 Mar 1992 Bosnia and Herzegovina<superscript>3</superscript>28 Sep 1998 dCroatia 2 Feb 2001 Czech Republic<superscript>4</superscript> 2 Jun 1993 dEgypt 5 Dec 2012 Estonia26 May 1999 European Union<superscript>5</superscript>23 Jan 1998 Finland11 Feb 1991 France<superscript>6</superscript>15 Sep 1990 Germany16 Apr 1992 Greece 4 Oct 1995 Hungary20 Jan 1993 Italy<superscript>6</superscript>15 Sep 1990 Japan14 Feb 2019 Latvia19 Nov 1998 Lithuania28 Jan 2002 Luxembourg 7 Jan 1993 Malaysia 3 Feb 2006 Montenegro<superscript>7</superscript>23 Oct 2006 dNetherlands (Kingdom of the) 5 May 1992 North Macedonia20 Jun 2002 Norway25 Mar 1993 Pakistan24 Feb 2020 Philippines 3 May 2023 Poland14 Sep 1992 Republic of Moldova21 Sep 2016 Romania26 Jul 1994 Russian Federation 8 Feb 1996 San Marino27 Nov 2015 Serbia<superscript>3</superscript>12 Mar 2001 dSlovakia<superscript>4</superscript>28 May 1993 dSlovenia 2 Aug 1994 Spain22 Nov 1994 Sweden 3 Jun 1997 Switzerland 4 Dec 1995 Türkiye16 Jan 2001 Uganda20 Mar 2023 Ukraine 9 Aug 2002 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 5 Mar 1991
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.3The former Yugoslavia applied Regulation No. 85 as from 21 May 1991. 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.4Czechoslovakia applied Regulation No. 85 as from 27 August 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.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.6Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3).7See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.