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1697United Nations Regulation No. 97. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicle alarm systems (VAS) and of motor vehicles with regard to their alarm systems (AS)1 January 19961 January 1996, in accordance with article 1(5).1 January 1996, No. 4789Parties32United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 1903, p. 189 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/425 and Corr.1; C.N.111.1997.TREATIES-35 of 2 April 1997 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/532 (supplement 1 to the original); C.N.45.1998.TREATIES-26 of 6 March 1998 (procès-verbal of modifications); C.N.637.1999.TREATIES-4 of 13 July 1999 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/673 (amendments series 01); C.N.124.2001.TREATIES-1 of 12 March 2001 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/760 (supplement 1 to amendments series 01) and C.N.911.2001.TREATIES-3 of 21 September 2001 (adoption); C.N.544.2001.TREATIES-2 of 5 June 2001 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/788 (supplement 2 to amendments series 01) and C.N.1426.2001.TREATIES-3 of 11 December 2001 (adoption); C.N.118.2002.TREATIES-1 of 12 February 2002 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/835 (supplement 3 to amendments series 01) and C.N.842.2002.TREATIES-2 of 20 August 2002 (adoption); C.N.603.2002.TREATIES-2 of 13 June 2002 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/853 (modifications); C.N.604.2002.TREATIES-3 of 13 June 2002 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/854 (modifications); C.N.308.2006.TREATIES-1 of 10 April 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/25 (supplement 4 to amendments series 01) and C.N.906.2006.TREATIES-2 of 27 October 2006 (adoption); C.N.1207.2006.TREATIES-1 of 18 December 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/105 + Amend. 1 (supplement 5 to amendments series 01) and C.N.716.2007.TREATIES-1 of 10 July 2007 (adoption); C.N.827.2010.TREATIES-1 of 23 December 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/112 (Supplement 6 to the 01 series of amendments) (proposal of amendments) and C.N.342.2011.TREATIES-1 of 23 June 2011 (adoption of amendments); C.N.55.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.97 of 15 January 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.485.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.97 of 24 July 2013 (adoption); C.N.660.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.16.97 of 18 December 2015 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.478.2016.TREATIES-XI.B.16.97 of 8 July 2016 (adoption); C.N.329.2021.TREATIES-XI.B.16.97 of 29 October 2021 (Amendments).<superscript>1</superscript>
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 97<superscript>2</superscript>ParticipantApplication of regulation, Succession(d)Armenia 1 Mar 2018 Belgium 4 Sep 1997 Czech Republic10 Apr 1996 Egypt 5 Dec 2012 Estonia26 May 1999 European Union<superscript>3</superscript>23 Jan 1998 Finland25 Sep 1997 France24 Jul 1996 Germany<superscript>4</superscript> 1 Jan 1996 Hungary 9 Jul 1997 Italy10 Jan 1996 Latvia19 Nov 1998 Lithuania28 Jan 2002 Luxembourg24 Mar 1997 Malaysia 3 Feb 2006 Netherlands (Kingdom of the)31 Mar 2000 Nigeria18 Oct 2018 Norway 6 Jan 1999 Pakistan24 Feb 2020 Philippines 3 Nov 2022 Poland 2 Oct 2001 Republic of Moldova21 Sep 2016 Romania 7 Jul 1998 Russian Federation 1 May 1998 San Marino27 Nov 2015 Serbia19 Mar 2008 Slovakia15 Nov 1996 Slovenia11 Aug 2000 Sweden 3 Jun 1997 Türkiye16 Jan 2001 Uganda23 Aug 2022 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland<superscript>4</superscript> 1 Jan 1996
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.3In 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.4Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3).