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CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
B . Road Traffic
16 .46 Regulation No. 46. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of devices for indirect vision and of motor vehicles with regard to the installation of these devices
Geneva, 1 September 1981
Entry into force
:
1 September 1981, in accordance with article 1(5).
Registration :
1 September 1981, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 33
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , 1248, p. 376 and vol. 1374, p. 434 et doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/ TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.45, and Amend.1 (supplement 1); vol. 1483, p. 286 and doc. TRANS/ SC1/WP29/163 and Amend.1 and 2 (amendments series 01); vol. 1505, p. 290 and doc. TRANS/ SC1/WP29/188 (supplement 1 to amendments series 01)1; and depositary notification C.N.132.1988. TREATIES-33 of 18 July 1988 (procès-verbal of rectification concerning modifica tions); C.N.232.1992.TREATIES-32 of 11 September 1992 (procès-verbal concerning modifica tions - French only); vol. 1823, p. 342 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/386 (supplement 3 to amendments series 01)1; vol. 1933, p. 385 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/300 (supplement 2 to amendments series 01)1; and vol. 2000, p. 486  and doc. TRANS/WP.29/546 (supplement 4 to amendments series 01); C.N.1300.2004.TREATIES-1 of 23 December 2004 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2004/57 (amendments series 02) and C.N.487.2005.TREATIES-1 of 23 June 2005 (adoption); C.N.1145.2006.TREATIES-1 of 13 December 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/100 (R only) (modifications); C.N.571.2007.TREATIES-1 of 10 May 2007 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2007/101 + Amend.1  (Supplement 1 to amendments series 02) and C.N.1085.2007.TREATIES-3 of 12 November 2007 (adoption); C.N.572.2007.TREATIES-2 of 10 May 2007 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2007/11 +  Amend.1  (Supplement 1 to amendments series 02) and C.N.1086.2007.TREATIES-4 of 12 November 2007 (adoption); C.N.1217.2007.TREATIES-1 of 11 January 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/82 + amendments referred to in paragraph 48 of the report of the session (Supplement 2 to amendments series 02) and C.N.490.2008.TREATIES-3 of 14 July 2008 (adoption); C.N.293.2008.TREATIES-2 of 15 April 2008 and doc.  ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/41 (Supplement 3 to amendments series 02) and C.N.797.2008.TREATIES-4 of 28 October 2008 (adoption); C.N.17.2009.TREATIES-1 of 15 January 2009 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/95 (modifications); C.N.34.2009.TREATIES-1 of 22 January 2009 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/96 + amendments referred to in para. 57 of the report (supplement 4 to amendments series 02) and C.N.442.2009.TREATIES-2 of 22 July 2009 (adoption); C.N.117.2010.TREATIES-1 of 3 March 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/99 (modifications); C.N.799.2010.TREATIES-1 of 23 December 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/139/Rev.1 (modifications); C.N.193.2011.TREATIES-1 of 28 April 2011 (proposal of amendments) and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/111, as amended by paragraph 59 of the report (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1089), (Supplement 5 to the 02 series) and C.N.714.2011.TREATIES-2 of 2 November 2011 (adoption); C.N.844.2011.TREATIES-3 of 26 January 2012  (proposal of amendments) and C.N.430.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.46 of 3 August 2012 (adoption of amendments); C.N.230.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.46 of 18 May 2012 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.656.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.46 of 26 November 2012 (adoption); C.N.79.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.46 of 15 January 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.487.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.46 of 24 July 2013 (adoption); C.N.232.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.46 of 3 May 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.943.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.46 of 21 November 2013 (proposal of amendments); C.N.166.2014.TREATIES-XI.B.16.46 of 9 April 2014 (proposal of amendments); C.N.167.2014.TREATIES-XI.B.16.46 of 9 April 2014 (proposal of amendments).2
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 46 3
Participant
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
Austria
24 May 1990
Belarus
 3 May 1995
Belgium
17 Aug 1982
Croatia
 2 Feb 2001
Czech Republic 4
 2 Jun 1993 d
Egypt
 5 Dec 2012
Estonia
26 May 1999
European Union 5
23 Jan 1998
Finland
11 Jun 1982
France 6
 1 Sep 1981
Germany 7
19 Feb 1986
Greece
 4 Oct 1995
Hungary
26 Jan 1984
Italy
 1 Sep 1981
Latvia
19 Nov 1998
Lithuania
28 Jan 2002
Luxembourg
 2 Aug 1983
Netherlands
 5 Oct 1987
New Zealand 8
18 Jan 2002
Norway
25 Mar 1993
Poland
 4 Apr 1990
Romania
 5 Dec 1983
Russian Federation 9
 6 Jan 1988
Serbia
19 Mar 2008
Slovakia 4
28 May 1993 d
Slovenia
 2 Aug 1994
South Africa
18 Apr 2001
Spain
23 Jan 1989
Sweden
26 Jul 1982
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
20 Jun 2002
Turkey
 8 May 2000
Ukraine
 9 Aug 2002
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
26 Feb 1990
End Note
1.At the time of publication, supplement 2 to the amendments series 01 to Regulation No. 46 was still under consideration.
2.For additional references to the texts of the annexed regulations and their amendments, see doc. TRANS/WP.29/343 as updated annually.
3.For 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.
4.Czechoslovakia applied Regulation No. 46 as from 18 September 1982.  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.In 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.

6.Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3).
7.The German Democratic Republic applied Regulation No. 46 as from 3 April 1988.

With regard to the above, the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany in a communication received on 14 January 1991, informed the Secretary-General of the following:

- [Regulation No. 46 which had] been applied by both the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic shall continue to apply...

The notification further states that it “. . . does not constitute a general statement of position by the Federal Republic of Germany on the question of state succession in relation to treaties.”

See also note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.

8.See note 1 under "New Zealand" regarding Tokelau in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
9.Date of entry into force of Regulation No. 46 as indicated by the contracting State in its notification of application:

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Participant:Date entry into force:
Russian Federation1 Jan 1988