The Contracting Parties,
Desiring to facilitate the development of international touring,
Having regard to the aims of the Convention on Road Traffic, adopted by the United Nations Conference on Road and Motor Transport held at Geneva from 23 August to 19 September 1949 and opened for signature at Geneva on 19 September 1949,
1.
This Convention shall be open for signature until 31 December 1954 on behalf of any State Member of the United Nations and any other State invited to attend the United Nations Conference on Customs Formalities for the Temporary Importation of Private Road Motor Vehicles and for Tourism held in New York in May and June 1954, hereinafter referred to as the Conference.
2.
This Convention shall be subject to ratification and the instruments of ratification shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
1.
From 1 January 1955 this Convention shall be open for accession by any State referred to in paragraph 1 of article 33 and any other State so invited by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. It shall also be open for accession on behalf of any Trust Territory of which the United Nations is the Administering Authority.
1bis.
Any regional economic integration organization may become, in accordance with paragraph 1 of this article, a Contracting Party to this Convention. Such organization which has acceded to this Convention shall inform the Secretary-General of the United Nations of its competence and any subsequent changes thereto, with respect to the matters governed by this Convention. The organization and its Member States may, without however any derogation from the obligations under this Convention, decide on their respective responsibilities for the performance on their obligations under this Convention.
2.
Accession shall be effected by the deposit of an instrument of accession with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
1.
This Convention shall enter into force on the ninetieth day following the date of the deposit of the fifteenth instrument of ratification or accession either without reservation or with reservations accepted in accordance with article 39.
2.
For each State or regional economic integration organization ratifying or acceding to the Convention after the date of the deposit of the fifteenth instrument of ratification or accession in accordance with the preceding paragraph, the Convention shall enter into force on the ninetieth day following the date of the deposit by such State or regional economic integration organization of its instrument of ratification or accession either without reservation or with reservations accepted in accordance with article 39.
1.
After this Convention has been in force for three years, any Contracting Party may denounce it by so notifying the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
2.
Denunciation shall take effect fifteen months after the date of receipt by the Secretary-General of the United Nations of the notification of denunciation.
Article 37
This Convention shall cease to have effect if, for any period of twelve consecutive months after its entry into force, the number of Contracting Parties is less than eight.
1.
Any State may, at the time of the deposit of its instrument of ratification or accession or at any time thereafter, declare by notification addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations that this Convention shall extend to all or any of the territories for the international relations of which it is responsible. The Convention shall extend to the territories named in the notification as from the ninetieth day after its receipt by the Secretary-General if the notification is not accompanied by a reservation, or from the ninetieth day after the notification has taken effect in accordance with article 39, or on the date on which the Convention enters into force for the State concerned, whichever is the later.
2.
Any State which has made a declaration under the preceding paragraph extending this Convention to any territory for whose international relations it is responsible may denounce the Convention separately in respect of that territory in accordance with the provisions of article 36.
1.
Reservations to this Convention made before the signing of the Final Act shall be admissible if they have been accepted by a majority of the members of the Conference and recorded in the Final Act.
2.
Reservations made after the signing of the Final Act shall not be admitted if objection is expressed by one-third of the Signatory States or of the Contracting Parties as hereinafter provided.
3.
The text of any reservation submitted to the Secretary-General of the United Nations by a State or a regional economic integration organization at the time of the signature, the deposit of an instrument of ratification or accession or of any notification under article 38 shall be circulated by the Secretary-General to all Contracting Parties which have at that time signed, ratified or acceded to the Convention. If one-third of these Contracting Parties expresses an objection within ninety days from the date of circulation, the reservation shall not be accepted. The Secretary-General shall notify all Contracting Parties referred to in this paragraph of any objection received by him as well as of the acceptance or rejection of the reservation.
4.
An objection by a State which has signed but not ratified the Convention shall cease to have effect if, within a period of nine months from the date of making its objection, the objecting State has not ratified the Convention. If, as the result of an objection ceasing to have effect, a reservation is accepted by application of the preceding paragraph, the Secretary-General shall so inform the Contracting Parties referred to in that paragraph. The text of any reservation shall not be circulated to any signatory State under the preceding paragraph if that State has not ratified the Convention within three years following the date of signature on its behalf.
5.
The Contracting Party submitting the reservation may, within a period of twelve months from the date of the notification by the Secretary-General referred to in paragraph 3 that a reservation has been rejected in accordance with the procedure provided for in that paragraph, withdraw the reservation, in which case the instrument of ratification or accession or the notification under article 38 as the case may be shall take effect with respect to such Contracting Party as from the date of the withdrawal. Pending such withdrawal, the instrument or the notification as the case may be, shall not have effect, unless, by application of the provisions of paragraph 4, the reservation is subsequently accepted.
6.
Reservations accepted in accordance with this article may be withdrawn at any time by notification to the Secretary-General.
7.
No Contracting Party shall be required to extend to a Contracting Party making a reservation the benefit of the provisions to which such reservation applies. Any Contracting Party availing itself of this right shall notify the Secretary-General accordingly and the latter shall communicate this decision to all signatory States and Contracting Parties.
1.
Any dispute between two or more Contracting Parties concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention shall so far as possible be settled by negotiation between them.
2.
Any dispute which is not settled by negotiation shall be submitted to arbitration if any one of the Contracting Parties in dispute so requests and shall be referred accordingly to one or more arbitrators selected by agreement between the Contracting Parties in dispute. If within three months from the date of the request for arbitration the Contracting Parties in dispute are unable to agree on the selection of an arbitrator or arbitrators, any of those Contracting Parties may request the President of the International Court of Justice to nominate a single arbitrator to whom the dispute shall be referred for decision.
3.
The decision of the arbitrator or arbitrators appointed under the preceding paragraph shall be binding on the Contracting Parties concerned.
1.
After this Convention has been in force for three years, any Contracting Party may, by notification to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, request that a conference be convened for the purpose of reviewing the Convention. The Secretary-General shall notify all Contracting Parties of the request and a review conference shall be convened by the Secretary-General if, within a period of four months following the date of notification by the Secretary-General, not less than one-half of the Contracting Parties notify him of their concurrence with the request.
2.
If a conference is convened in accordance with the preceding paragraph, the Secretary-General shall notify all Contracting Parties and invite them to submit within a period of three months such proposals as they may wish the conference to consider. The Secretary-General shall circulate to all Contracting Parties the provisional agenda for the conference together with the texts of such proposals at least three months before the date on which the conference is to meet.
3.
The Secretary-General shall invite to any conference convened in accordance with this article all Contracting Parties and all other States Members of the United Nations or of any of the specialized agencies.
1.
Any Contracting Party may propose one or more amendments to this Convention. The text of any proposed amendment shall be transmitted to the Secretary-General of the United Nations who shall circulate it to all Contracting Parties.
2.
Any proposed amendment circulated in accordance with the preceding paragraph shall be deemed to be accepted if no Contracting Party expresses an objection within a period of six months following the date of circulation of the proposed amendment by the Secretary-General. Regional economic integration oganizations which are Contracting Parties to this Convention, for the matters within their competence, shall exercise their right to express an objection. In such case the Member States of said organizations, which are Contracting Parties to this Convention, shall not be entitled to exercise individually such right.
3.
The Secretary-General shall notify as soon as possible all Contracting Parties whether an objection to the proposed amendment has been expressed, and if no such objection has been expressed, the amendment shall enter into force for all Contracting Parties three months after the expiration of the period of six months referred to in the preceding paragraph.
Article 43
The Secretary-General of the United Nations shall notify all Contracting Parties and all Member States of the United Nations of the following:
(a) Signatures, ratifications and accessions, received in accordance with articles 33 and 34;
(a) bis Information on the competence of regional economic integration organizations and any subsequent changes thereto in accordance with article 34, paragraph 1 bis;
(b) The date upon which this Convention shall enter into force in accordance with article 35;
(c) Denunciations received in accordance with article 36;
(d) The abrogation of this Convention in accordance with article 37;
(e) Notifications received under article 38;
(f) Entry into force of any amendment in accordance with article 42.
Article 44
The original of this Convention shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations who shall transmit certified copies thereof to all Contracting Parties and all Member States of the United Nations.
Inhoudsopgave
CUSTOMS CONVENTION ON THE TEMPORARY IMPORTATION OF PRIVATE ROAD VEHICLES
- CHAPTER I. Definitions
+ CHAPTER II. Importation without payment of import duties and import taxes and free of import prohibitions and restrictions
+ CHAPTER III. Issue of temporary importation papers
+ CHAPTER IV. Particulars on temporary importation papers
+ CHAPTER V. Conditions of temporary importation
+ CHAPTER VI. Extension of validity and renewal of temporary importation papers
+ CHAPTER VII. Regularization of temporary importation papers
+ CHAPTER VIII. Miscellaneous Provisions
- CHAPTER IX. Final Provisions
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