Contracting Parties under UN R12 Steering Mechanism

The following Contracting Parties are officially listed by the World Forum as applying this regulation. Nonetheless, this designation does not necessarily mean that a given Contracting Party either issues its own type approvals or accepts type approvals issued by other parties as there are exceptions.

Contracting Party Effective Date
Germany 16 September 1972
France 01 July 1969
Italy 17 September 1975
Netherlands 01 July 1969
Sweden 26 December 1969
Belgium 19 March 1972
Hungary 07 September 1997
Czech Republic 14 April 1972
Spain 13 May 1991
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 01 July 1969
Austria 24 March 1998
Luxembourg 01 October 1983
Switzerland 02 February 1996
Norway 21 February 1988
Finland 13 February 1978
Denmark 20 December 1976
Romania 21 February 1977
Poland 22 July 2000
Portugal 24 March 1998
Russian Federation 17 February 1987
Greece 03 December 1995
Ireland 24 March 1998
Croatia 03 April 2001
Slovenia 01 October 1994
Slovak Republic 14 April 1972
Belarus 02 July 1995
Estonia 25 July 1999
Latvia 18 January 1999
Bulgaria 01 January 2007
Lithuania 29 March 2002
Turkey 14 March 2001
European Union 24 March 1998
Japan 01 October 2004
Australia 31 July 2010
Ukraine 08 October 2002
New Zealand 19 March 2002
Cyprus 01 May 2004
Malta 01 May 2004
Malaysia 04 April 2006
Albania 05 November 2011
Georgia 25 May 2015
Egypt 03 February 2013
Republic of Moldova 20 November 2016
San Marino 26 January 2016
Nigeria 17 December 2018
Republic of Armenia 30 April 2018