Contracting Parties under UN R55 Mechanical Couplings

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 19 February 2007
France 19 February 2007
Italy 01 March 1993
Netherlands 01 March 1983
Sweden 19 February 2007
Belgium 05 July 1983
Hungary 14 November 1988
Czech Republic 03 November 1985
Spain 19 February 2007
Serbia 27 April 1992
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 27 April 1990
Austria 19 February 2007
Luxembourg 26 November 1996
Switzerland 02 February 1996
Finland 12 April 1991
Denmark 19 February 2007
Romania 03 February 1984
Poland 06 June 1992
Portugal 19 February 2007
Russian Federation 06 March 1988
Greece 20 October 1996
Ireland 19 February 2007
Croatia 08 October 1991
Slovenia 28 January 1990
Slovak Republic 03 November 1997
Belarus 02 July 1995
Estonia 25 July 1999
Bosnia and Herzegovina 06 March 1992
Latvia 03 September 2002
Bulgaria 21 January 2000
Lithuania 29 March 2002
Turkey 07 July 2000
North Macedonia 17 September 1991
European Union 19 February 2007
Ukraine 08 October 2002
Cyprus 19 February 2007
Malta 19 February 2007
Malaysia 04 April 2006
Montenegro 03 June 2006
Albania 05 November 2011
Egypt 03 February 2013
San Marino 26 January 2016
Georgia 25 May 2015
Republic of Moldova 20 November 2016
Nigeria 17 December 2018
Republic of Armenia 30 April 2018