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CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
A . Custom Matters
10 . Customs Convention on the Temporary Importation of Commercial Road Vehicles
Geneva, 18 May 1956
Entry into force
:
8 April 1959 by the exchange of the said letters, in accordance with article 34.
Registration :
8 April 1959, No. 4721
Status :
Signatories : 12. Parties : 42. 1
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 327, p. 123; vol. 1314, p. 277 (amendment); and depositary notification C.N.316.1991.TREATIES-1 of 30 January 1992 (amendments to authentic English and French texts).2
Participant 3
Signature
Ratification, Accession(a), Succession(d)
Afghanistan
  19 Dec 1977 a
Algeria
  31 Oct 1963 a
Austria
18 May 1956
13 Nov 1957
Azerbaijan
   8 May 2000 a
Belgium
18 May 1956
18 Feb 1963
Bosnia and Herzegovina 4
  12 Jan 1994 d
Bulgaria
   7 Oct 1959 a
Cambodia
   8 Apr 1959 a
Croatia 4
  31 Aug 1994 d
Cuba
  16 Sep 1965 a
Cyprus
   2 Feb 1983 d
Denmark
   8 Jan 1959 a
European Union 5
   1 Feb 1996 a
Finland
  23 May 1967 a
France
18 May 1956
20 May 1959
Germany 6, 7
18 May 1956
23 Oct 1961
Greece
  12 Sep 1961 a
Hungary
18 May 1956
23 Jul 1957
Ireland
  26 Jul 1967 a
Italy
18 May 1956
29 Mar 1962
Kyrgyzstan
   2 Apr 1998 a
Lithuania
   3 Jan 2003 a
Luxembourg
18 May 1956
28 Jan 1964
Montenegro 8
  23 Oct 2006 d
Netherlands 9
18 May 1956
27 Jul 1960
Norway
  11 Jul 1966 a
Poland
18 May 1956
 6 May 1959
Portugal
   8 May 1967 a
Republic of Moldova
  14 May 2013 a
Romania
   7 Jan 1966 a
Saudi Arabia
  23 Jan 2003 a
Serbia 4
  12 Mar 2001 d
Sierra Leone
  13 Mar 1962 d
Singapore
  15 Aug 1966 d
Slovenia 4
   3 Nov 1992 d
Spain
  17 Nov 1958 a
Sweden
18 May 1956
16 Jan 1958
Switzerland 1
18 May 1956
 7 Jul 1960
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 4
  20 Dec 1999 d
Turkey
  10 May 2005 a
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 3
18 May 1956
30 Jul 1959
Uzbekistan
  11 Jan 1999 a
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made
upon ratification, accession or succession.)
Algeria
       The Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 38 of the said Convention relating to the compulsory arbitration of the International Court of Justice.

Bulgaria 10

Poland 11

Romania
       The Socialist Republic of Romania does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 38, paragraphs 2 and 3 of the Convention, its position being that a dispute concerning the interpretation or application of the Convention can be submitted to arbitration only with the consent of all the Parties to the dispute.

Territorial Application
Participant
Date of receipt of the notification
Territories
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 3 30 Jul 1959 The Isle of Man, Jersey and the Bailiwick of Guernsey
  6 Nov 1959 Brunei, Gibraltar, North Borneo, Seychelles, Singapore and Somalia
  29 Apr 1960 Cyprus and Gambia
  12 Sep 1960 Sierra Leone
  21 Sep 1960 Hong Kong
  19 Jul 1962 Kenya and Uganda
End Note
1.On depositing the instrument of ratification, the Government of Switzerland declared that the provisions of the Convention will apply to the Principality of Liechtenstein so long as it is linked to Switzerland by a customs union treaty.
2.The Secretary-General circulated on 6 April 1979 the text of an amendment proposed by Switzerland aiming at the addition of a new article 25 bis to chapter VII of the Convention.  The said amendment was not accepted owing to objections notified to the Secretary-General on 4 October 1979 (Belgium, Denmark, France, Federal Republic of Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands).

Subsequently, a further proposed amendment by Switzerland to chapter VII of the Convention by the addition of a new article 25 bis was circulated by the Secretary-General on 26 August 1982.  Within the period of six months following the date of its circulation, no Contracting Party expressed an objection to the proposed amendment and therefore, in accordance with paragraph 2 of article 41 of the Convention, it is deemed accepted.

On 30 January 1992, the Secretary-General circulated the text of the amendments to the authentic English and French texts proposed by the Government of Italy.  Within a period of six months from the date of its circulation (i.e., 30 January 1992), none of the Contracting Parties to the Convention expressed an objection to the proposed amendment. Therefore, in accordance with the provisions of article 41 (2) and (3) of the Convention, the proposed amendment was deemed accepted and will enter into force for all Contracting Parties three months after the ex piry of the said period of six months, i.e., on 30 October 1992.

3.The Secretary-General, received on 6 and 10 June 1997 communications regarding the status of Hong Kong from China and the United Kingdom of Great Brtiain and Northern Ireland (see also note 2 under “China” and note 2 under “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume).  Upon resuming the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong, China notified the Secretary-General that the Convention will continue to apply to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
4.The former Yugoslavia had acceeded to the Convention on 12 June 1961. 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.
5.The instrument contained a notification by which the European Community accepts the resolution of the United Nations of 2 July 1993 on the applicability of carnets de passage en douane and CPD carnets to private road vehicles.
6.See  note 1 under “Germany” regarding Berlin (West) in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
7.See note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
8.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
9.For the Kingdom of Europe.
10.In a notification received on 6 May 1994, the Government of Bulgaria notified the Secretary-General that it had decided to withdraw the reservation made upon accession with regard to article 38 (2) and (3). For the text of the reservation, see United Nations, Treaty Series , vol. 342, p. 362.
11.On 16 October 1997, the Government of Poland notified the Secretary-General that it had decided to withdraw its reservation with regard to article 38 of the Convention made upon ratification. For the text of the reservation see United Nations, Treaty Series , vol. 328, p. 344.