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CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
E . Multimodal Transport
2 . European Agreement on Important International Combined Transport Lines and Related Installations (AGTC)
Geneva, 1 February 1991
Entry into force
:
20 October 1993, in accordance with article 10(1).
Registration :
20 October 1993, No. 30382
Status :
Signatories : 17. Parties : 32
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 1746, p. 3; C.N.345.1997.TREATIES-2 of 16 September 1997 (proposal of amendments to annexes I, II, III and IV) and C.N.91.1998.TREATIES-1 of 25 March 1998 (acceptance of amendments to annexes I, II, III and IV); C.N.230.2000.TREATIES-1 of 1 May 2000 (proposal of amendments to Annexes I and II) and C.N.983.2000.TREATIES-2 of 2 November 2000 (acceptance of amendments to annexes I and II); C.N.18.2001.TREATIES-1 of 17 January 2001 (proposal of amendments to Annexes I and II) and C.N.877.2001.TREATIES-2 of 18 September 2001 (acceptance of amendments to annexes I and II); C.N.749.2003.TREATIES-1 of 16 July 2003 (proposal of amendments to annexes I and II) and C.N.C.N.39.2004.TREATIES-1 of 19 January 2004 (acceptance); C.N.724.2004.TREATIES-1 of 6 July 2004 (proposal of amendments to annexes I and II) and C.N.6.2005.TREATIES-1 of 7 January 2005 (acceptance of amendments to annexes I and II); C.N.646.2005.TREATIES-1 of 19 August 2005 (proposal of amendments to annexes I and II) and C.N.153.2006.TREATIES-1 of 20 February 2006 (acceptance of amendments to annexes I and II); C.N.594.2008.TREATIES-3 of 21 August 2008 (proposal of amendments to annexes I and II) and C.N.76.2009.TREATIES-1 of 23 February 2009 (acceptance of amendments to annexes I and II); C.N.623.2008.TREATIES-4 of 3 September 2008 (Proposal of Amendments to Articles 14, 15 and 16 of the Agreement); C.N.544.2009.TREATIES-2 of 10 September 2009 (acceptance of amendments to Articles 14, 15 and 16 of the Agreement1.
Note :
The Agreement was adopted by the Inland Transport Committee of the Economic Commission for Europe at its Fifty-third session held at Geneva from 28 January to 1 February 1991.  The Agreement was open for signature at the Office of the United Nations at Geneva from 1 April 1991 to 31 March 1992.
Participant
Signature, Succession to signature(d)
Approval(AA), Acceptance(A), Accession(a), Succession(d), Ratification
Albania
  21 May 2008 a
Austria
30 Oct 1991
22 Jul 1993
Belarus
   5 Mar 1997 a
Belgium
30 Oct 1991
 6 Aug 1999
Bulgaria
30 Oct 1991
10 Aug 1994
Croatia
  24 Jul 1995 a
Czech Republic 2
  22 Aug 1994 AA
Denmark
30 Oct 1991
 9 Jan 1992 A
Finland
30 Oct 1991
 
France
16 Apr 1991
28 May 1992 AA
Georgia
  30 Nov 1998 a
Germany
16 Apr 1991
30 Jul 1992
Greece
30 Oct 1991
26 Apr 1995
Hungary
30 Oct 1991
 4 Feb 1994 AA
Italy
30 Oct 1991
12 Jan 1996
Kazakhstan
  11 Jul 2002 a
Latvia
   1 Mar 2007 a
Lithuania
   8 Feb 2008 a
Luxembourg
30 Oct 1991
13 Jul 1994
Montenegro 3
  23 Oct 2006 d
Netherlands 4
30 Oct 1991
13 May 1992 A
Norway
30 Mar 1992
30 Apr 1992 A
Poland
27 Mar 1992
22 Mar 2002 A
Portugal
   5 Jan 1996 a
Republic of Moldova
  10 Oct 2002 a
Romania
30 Oct 1991
21 May 1993
Russian Federation
  29 Jun 1994 a
Serbia
   6 Oct 2005 a
Slovakia 2
  16 Aug 1994 AA
Slovenia
   1 Nov 1994 a
Switzerland
31 Oct 1991
11 Feb 1993
Turkey
13 Jan 1992
 4 Sep 1996
Ukraine
  23 Dec 2005 a
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were madeupon ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.)
Denmark

Upon signature:
       “With reservation for application to the Faroe Islands and Greenland."
       

Montenegro

With confirmation of reservation:
       "The provisions of article 12 in connection with article 13 of the Agreement are not binding on Serbia and Montenegro."

Russian Federation

Reservation:
       
The Russian Federation does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 12 of the said Agreement.

Serbia
       Reservation:
       "The provisions of article 12 in connection with article 13 of the Agreement are not binding on Serbia and Montenegro."

Ukraine

Reservation:
       "With reference to article 13 of the Agreement, Ukraine does not consider itself bound by article 12 of this Agreement."

End Note
1.At its twenty-fifth session held in Geneva from 2 to 4 September 1996, the Working Party on Combined Transport of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, adopted in accordance with articles 15 and 16 of the above Agreement, amendments to annexes I, II, III and IV to the Agreement proposed by the Contracting Parties as indicated in the report of the Working Party on Combined Transport (doc. TRANS/WP.24/71 of 7 October 1996). By 16 march 1998, in accordance with paragraphs 3 and 4 of article 15, the proposed amendments to annexes I and II, and in accordance with paragraphs 4 and 5 of article 16, the proposed amendments to annexes III and IV, were considered as having been accepted, as within a period of six months following the date of their circulation (16 September 1997), no objection had been received by the Secretary-General from a Contracting Party directly concerned. In accordance with articles 15 (5) and 16 (5), the amendments will entered into force for all Contracting Parties on 25 June 1998.

Other amendments to the Agreement were adopted as follows:

4

Object of the proposal:Proposed by:Date of circulation:Entry into force:
Annexes I and IIWorking Party1 May '001 Feb '01
Annexes I and IIWorking Party17 Jan '0118 Dec '01
Annexes I and IIWorking Party16 Jul '0316 Jan '04
Annexes I and IIWorking Party6 Jul '047 Apr '05
Annexes I and IIWorking Party19 Aug 0520 May '06

2.Czechoslovakia had signed the Agreement on 30 October 1991. See also note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
3.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
4.For the Kingdom in Europe.