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CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
A . Custom Matters
14 . European Convention on Customs Treatment of Pallets used in International Transport
Geneva, 9 December 1960
Entry into force
:
12 June 1962, in accordance with article 7(2).
Registration :
12 June 1962, No. 6200
Status :
Signatories : 8. Parties : 30. 1
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 429, p. 211.
Participant 2
Signature
Accession(a), Succession(d), Ratification, Definitive signature(s)
Albania
  14 Oct 2008 a
Australia
   1 Oct 1969 a
Austria
   7 Oct 1963 a
Belgium
21 Feb 1961
14 Mar 1962
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3
  12 Jan 1994 d
Bulgaria
  28 Feb 1961 s
Croatia 3
  31 Aug 1994 d
Cuba
  26 Sep 1963 a
Czech Republic 4
   2 Jun 1993 d
Denmark
  14 Mar 1961 s
Finland
  19 Aug 1966 a
France
 8 Mar 1961
12 Mar 1962
Germany 5, 6
20 Dec 1960
29 Sep 1964
Hungary
  26 Jul 1963 a
Italy
15 Mar 1961
 5 Jan 1967
Luxembourg
 6 Feb 1961
31 Jul 1962
Montenegro 7
  23 Oct 2006 d
Netherlands 8
13 Mar 1961
22 Oct 1962
Norway
  27 Oct 1964 a
Poland
   4 Sep 1969 a
Portugal
  15 Jan 1968 a
Romania
  15 May 1964 a
Serbia 3
  12 Mar 2001 d
Slovakia 4
  28 May 1993 d
Slovenia 3
   3 Nov 1992 d
Spain
   2 Feb 1973 a
Sweden
   1 Mar 1961 s
Switzerland 1
 6 Mar 1961
24 Apr 1963
Turkey
  10 Oct 1974 a
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 2
 7 Feb 1961
 1 Oct 1962
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservation were made
upon definitive signature, ratification, accession or succession.)
Bulgaria 9

Cuba
       The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba does not consider itself bound by the provisions of paragraphs 2 and 3 of article 11 of the Convention.

Czech Republic 4

Poland 10

Romania
       The Romanian People's Republic does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 11, paragraphs 2 and 3, of the Convention, with reference to the settlement by compulsory ar- bitration of disputes concerning the interpretation or application of the Convention at the request of one of the Parties in dispute.

Slovakia 4

End Note
1.Including Liechtenstein. On 16 June 1975, the Government of Switzerland declared that the provisions of the Convention apply to the Principality of Liechtenstein, so long as it is linked to Switzerland by a customs union treaty.
2.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.
3.The former Yugoslavia had acceeded to the Convention on 19 June 1964. 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.
4.Czechoslovakia had acceded to the Convention on 31 May 1962 with a reservation. For the text of the reservation, see United Nations, Treaty Series , vol. 429, p. 212. See also note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
5.The German Democratic Republic had acceded to the Convention on 15 March 1977 with a reservation and a declaration. For the text of the reservation and declaration, see United Nations, Treaty Series , vol. 1037, p. 417. See also note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
6.See note 1 under “Germany” regarding Berlin (West) in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
7.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
8.See note 1 under “Netherlands” regarding Aruba/Netherlands Antilles in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
9.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 definitive signature to article 11 (2) and (3). For the text of the reservation, see United Nations, Treaty Series , vol. 429, p. 226.
10.On 16 October 1997, the Government of Poland notified the Secretary-General that it had decided to withdraw its reservation with regard to article 11, paragraphs 2 and 3 of the Convention made upon accession. For the text of the reservation see United Nations, Treaty Series , vol. 689, p. 364.