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1699United Nations Regulation No. 99. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of gas-discharge light sources for use in approved lamps of power-driven vehiclesGeneva, 15 April 199615 April 1996, in accordance with article 1(5).15 April 1996, No. 4789Parties38United Nations, <i> Treaty Series </i>, vol. 1920, p. 422 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/433; vol. 2016, p.13 and doc. TRANS/ WP.29/587 (supplement 1 to the original); C.N.889.2003.TREATIES-1 of 27 August 2003 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/949 (supplement 2 to the original) and C.N.262.2004.TREATIES-1 of 12 March 2004 (adoption); C.N.445.2004.TREATIES-1 of 13 May 2004 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/1009 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications): C.N.1273.2005.TREATIES-1 of 21 December 2005 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2005/76 (modifications); C.N.1344.2005.TREATIES-1 of 4 January 2006 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2005/77 (supplement 3 to the original) and C.N.537.2006.TREATIES-1 of 11 July 2006 (adoption); C.N.308.2008.TREATIES-2 of 15 April 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/32 (supplement 4 to the original) and C.N.814.2008.TREATIES-3 of 30 October 2008 (adoption); C.N.19.2009.TREATIES-1 of 15 January 2009 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/90 (modifications); C.N.93.2010.TREATIES-1 (Reissued - English only) of 19 February 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/95 (Supplement 5) and C.N.512.2010.TR-4 of 19 August 2010 (Adoption); C.N.313.2010.TREATIES-2 of 9 June 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/30 (supplement 6 to 00) (proposal of amendments) and C.N.747.2010.TREATIES-5 of 10 December 2010 (adoption); C.N.855.2011.TREATIES-1 of 26 January 2012 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.415.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.99 of 3 August 2012 (adoption of amendments); C.N.58.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.99 of 15 January 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.488.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.99 of 24 July 2013 (adoption); C.N.997.2013.TREATIES-IX.B.16.99 of 10 December 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.395.2014.TREATIES-XI.B.16.99 of 17 June 2014 (adoption); C.N.206.2015.TREATIES-IX.B.16.99 of 8 April 2015 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.577.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.16.99 of 2 November 2015 (adoption); C.N.663.2015.TREATIES-IX.B.16.99 of 18 December 2015 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.480.2016.TREATIES-IX.B.16.99 of 8 July 2016 (adoption); C.N.937.2016.TREATIES-XI.B.16.99 of 22 December 2016 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.373.2017.TREATIES-IX.B.16.99 of 10 July 2017 (adoption); C.N.202.2017.TREATIES-XI.B.16.99 of 10 April 2017 (proposal of amendments) and CN.666.2017.TREATIES-XI.B.16.99 of 20 October 2017 (adoption); CN.257.2019.TREATIES-XI.B.16.99 of 14 June 2019 (amendments).<superscript>1</superscript>
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 99<superscript>2</superscript>ParticipantApplication of regulation, Succession(d)Armenia 1 Mar 2018 Australia 1 Jun 2010 Austria12 Feb 1998 Belarus13 Dec 2012 Belgium 4 Sep 1997 Croatia 2 Feb 2001 Czech Republic11 Feb 1997 Egypt 5 Dec 2012 Estonia26 May 1999 European Union<superscript>3</superscript>23 Jan 1998 Finland25 Sep 1997 France25 Apr 1997 Germany<superscript>4</superscript>15 Apr 1996 Hungary 9 Jul 1997 Japan22 May 2015 Latvia19 Nov 1998 Lithuania28 Jan 2002 Luxembourg24 Mar 1997 Malaysia 3 Feb 2006 Netherlands (Kingdom of the)<superscript>4</superscript>15 Apr 1996 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 Jul 1998 Russian Federation 1 May 1998 San Marino27 Nov 2015 Serbia19 Mar 2008 Slovakia15 Nov 1996 Slovenia11 Aug 2000 South Africa18 Apr 2001 Sweden 3 Jun 1997 Switzerland14 Dec 2010 Türkiye16 Jan 2001 Uganda23 Aug 2022 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland13 Mar 1997
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).