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CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
B . Road Traffic
16 .7 Regulation No. 7. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of front and rear position lamps, stop-lamps and end-outline marker lamps for motor vehicles (except motor cycles) and their trailers
Geneva, 15 October 1967
Entry into force
:
15 October 1967, in accordance with article 1(5).
Registration :
15 October 1967, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 40
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 607, p. 308, and vol. 754, p. 344 (procès-verbal of rectification of the authentic text), doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS/505/Add.6/Rev.1 (revised text incorporating amendments series 01); vol. 1466, p. 418 and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS/505/Add.6/Rev.l/ Amend.1 (supplement 1 to amendments series 01); C.N.181.1988.TREATIES-41 of 7 November 1988 (procès-verbal concerning modifications); vol. 1541, p. 382 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/204 (supplement 2 to amendments series 01);  vol. 1607, p. 381 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/273 (supplement 3 to amendments series 01); vol. 1689, p. 286 and doc. TRANS/ SC1/WP29/292 (supplement 4 to amendments series 01); C.N.115.1992.TREATIES-11 of 1 July 1992 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications); C.N.219.1992.TREATIES-29 of 4 September 1992 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications); vol. 1763, p. 280 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/368 (supplement 2 to amendments series 02); vol. 1884, p. 453 (rectifications); C.N.206.1995.TREATIES-35 of 4 August 1995 (procès-verbal concerning modifications); vol. 1911, p. 341 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/449 (supplement 3 to amendments series 02); vol. 1989, p. 527 and doc. TRANS/ WP.29/519 (supplement 4 to amendments series 02); C.N.421.2000.TREATIES-1 of 27 June 2000 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/707 (supplement 5 to amendments series 02); C.N.165.2002.TREATIES-1 of 26 February 2002 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/820 (supplement 6 to amendments series 02) and C.N.892.2002.TREATIES-2 of 28 August 2002 (adoption); C.N.13.2003.TREATIES-1 of 16 January 2003 and doc.  TRANS/WP.29/887 (supplement  7 to amendments series 02) and C.N.667.2003.TREATIES-2 of 17 July 2003 (adoption); C.N.861.2003.TREATIES-2 of 26 August 2003 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/929 (supplement 8 to amendments series 02) and C.N.213.2004.TREATIES-1 of 12 March 2004 (adoption); C.N.159.2004.TREATIES-1 of 4 March 2004 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/959 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications)TIES-1 of 9 May 2005 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2005/9 and Corr.1 (supplement 9 to the 02 series) and C.N.1125.2005.TREATIES-2 of 10 November 2005 (adoption); C.N.1297.2005.TREATIES-1 of 4 January 2006 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2005/62 (supplement 10 to  amendments series 02) and C.N.521.2006.TREATIES-1 of 10 July 2006 (adoption); C.N.600.2006.TREATIES-1 of 2 August 2006 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2006/53+Amend.1 (supplement  11 to amendments series 02) and C.N.70.2007.TREATIES-1 of 5 February 2007 (adoption); C.N.1160.2006.TREATIES-2 of 11 December 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/79 + Corr.1 (F only) + Amend.1 (supplement 12 to amendments series 02) and C.N.678.2007.TREATIES-1 of 5 July 2007 (adoption); C.N.769.2007.TREATIES-1 of 2 August 2007 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2007/49 (modifications); C.N.1177.2007.TREATIES-1 of 11 January 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2007/59 (supplement 13 to amendments series 02) and C.N.480.2008.TREATIES-2 of 14 July 2008 (adoption); C.N.282.2008.TREATIES-1 of 15 April 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/12 (supplement 14 to amendments series 02) and C.N.785.2008.TREATIES-3 of 27 October 2008 (adoption); C.N.201.2009.TREATIES-1 of 24 April 2009 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/15 + amendment referred to in para. 55 of the report of the session (supplement 15 to amendments series 02) and C.N.754.2009.TREATIES-2 of 27 October 2009 (adoption); C.N.262.2009.TREATIES-2 of 30 April 2009 and doc.  ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/14 (modifications); C.N.71.2010.TREATIES-1 of 19 February 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/83 (Supplement 16 to amendments series 02) and C.N.499.2010.TR-5 of 19 August 2010(Adoption); C.N.282.2010.TREATIES-2 of 16 June 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/8 (Corrigendum 3 to Suppl.12 to 02) + amendment referred to in paragraph 50 of the report of the session; C.N.454.2010.TREATIES-4 of 30 July 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/9 + ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/9, Corr.1) (supplement 17 to the 02 series of amendments) (proposal of amendments) and C.N.14.2011.TREATIES-1 of 30 January 2011 (adoption); C.N.815.2010.TREATIES-6 of 23 December 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/94 (Supplement 18 to the 02 series of amendments) (proposal of amendments) and C.N.364.2011.TREATIES-5 of 23 June 2011 (adoption of amendments); C.N.146.2011.TREATIES-3 of 28 April 2011 (modifications) and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/19 (Corrigendum 1 to Supplement 15 to the 02 series of amendments); C.N.147.2011.TREATIES-4 of 28 April 2011 (proposal of amendments) and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/7, as amended by paragraph 52 of the report (Supplement 19 to the 02 series of amendments) and C.N.734.2011.TREATIES-6 of 3 November 2011 (adoption); C.N.835.2011.TREATIES-7 of 26 January 2012 (proposal of amendments)and C.N.439.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.7 of 3 August 2012 (adoption of amendments); C.N.10.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.7 of 15 January 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.439.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.7 of 24 July 2013 (adoption); C.N.226.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.7 of 3 May 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.937.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.7 of 21 November 2013 (adoption of amendments); C.N.159.2014.TREATIES-XI.B.16.7 of 9 April 2014 (proposal of amendments).1
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 7 2
Participant
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
Albania
 6 Sep 2011
Australia
 1 Jun 2010
Austria
 1 Mar 1972
Belarus
 3 May 1995
Belgium 3
15 Oct 1967
Bosnia and Herzegovina 4
28 Sep 1998 d
Croatia 4
17 Mar 1994 d
Czech Republic 5
 2 Jun 1993 d
Denmark
21 Oct 1976
Egypt
 5 Dec 2012
Estonia
26 May 1999
European Union 6
23 Jan 1998
Finland
15 Mar 1977
France
15 Oct 1967
Germany 7
15 Oct 1967
Greece
 4 Oct 1995
Hungary
19 Aug 1976
Italy
12 Feb 1968
Japan 8
25 Sep 1998
Latvia
19 Nov 1998
Lithuania
28 Jan 2002
Luxembourg
 5 Aug 1987
Montenegro 9
23 Oct 2006 d
Netherlands 10
15 Oct 1967
New Zealand 11
18 Jan 2002
Norway
23 Dec 1987
Poland
 2 Jun 1983
Romania
23 Dec 1976
Russian Federation
19 Dec 1986
Serbia
12 Mar 2001 d
Slovakia 5
28 May 1993 d
Slovenia 4
 3 Nov 1992 d
South Africa
18 Apr 2001
Spain
22 Dec 1970
Sweden
 7 May 1971
Switzerland
 4 Dec 1995
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 4
 1 Apr 1998 d
Turkey
 8 May 2000
Ukraine
 9 Aug 2002
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 3
15 Oct 1967
End Note
1.For additional references to the texts of the annexed regulations and their amendments, see doc. TRANS/WP.29/343 as up-dated annually.
2.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.
3.Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3).
4.The former Yugoslavia applied Regulation No. 7 as from 26 May 1969. 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.Czechoslovakia applied Regulation No. 7 as from 17 June 1969. See also note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
6.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.

7.The German Democratic Republic applied Regulation No. 7 as from 3 January 1976.

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,  inter alia , of the following:

- [Regulation No. 7 which has] 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.In its instrument of accession the Government of Japan stated, inter alia ,  that it was bound by Regulation No. 7 (Revision 2).
9.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
10.For the Kingdom in Europe.
11.See note 1 under "New Zealand" regarding Tokelau in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.