Customs Convention on the Temporary Importation of Private Road Vehicles

General Detail

General Information

  1. Type: Convention
  2. Date of signature:
  3. Place of signature: New York, USA
  4. Depositary:
  5. Date of entry into force: 15/12/1957

Category

Customs

Sub category

Temporary Admission

Groups

UNECE

What is it about?

A State Party to this Convention has to temporarily admit without payment of import duties and taxes and free of import prohibitions and restrictions vehicles owned by persons normally residing outside its territory. These vehicles are imported and utilized for private use on the occasion of a temporary visit, either by the owners of the vehicles or by other persons normally residing abroad. The provisions also apply to fuel contained in the ordinary supply tanks of the vehicles and imported component parts for the repair of the concerned vehicles. Temporary importation papers guaranteeing payment of import duties and taxes cover the imported vehicles. These titles, called “carnets de passage en douane”, issued by authorized national agencies have to contain information on the imported vehicle relating to weight, value or spare parts. Temporary importation papers have a period of validity not exceeding one year from the date of issue with possibility of a one-time renewal.

Why is it relevant?

The Convention promotes the development of international tourism within the State Parties. The Convention on temporary admission (Istanbul 26 June 1990) takes up the provisions of the 1954 Convention and incorporates into one single instrument goods and materials previously ruled by numerous international customs conventions.

Additional Information

Each Member State to the United Nations can become a party to this instrument.

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Country ratifications
CountryRatification date
Albania05/09/2003
Algeria31/10/1963
Australia06/01/1967
Austria30/03/1956
Barbados05/03/1971
Belgium21/02/1955
Bosnia and Herzegovina01/09/1993
Bulgaria07/10/1959
Canada01/06/1955
Central African Republic15/10/1962
Chile15/08/1974
Costa Rica04/09/1963
Croatia31/08/1994
Cuba20/11/1963
Cyprus16/05/1963
Denmark13/10/1955
Ecuador30/08/1962
Egypt04/04/1957
El Salvador18/06/1958
Fiji31/10/1972
Finland21/06/1962
France24/04/1959
Germany16/09/1957
Ghana16/06/1958
Haiti12/02/1958
Hungary04/05/1983
India05/05/1958
Iran03/04/1968
Ireland14/08/1967
Israel01/08/1957
Italy12/02/1958
Jamaica11/11/1963
Japan08/06/1964
Jordan18/12/1957
Liberia16/09/2005
Lithuania03/01/2003
Luxembourg21/11/1956
Macedonia (The former Yugoslav Republic of)20/12/1999
Malaysia07/05/1958
Mali12/06/1974
Malta03/01/1966
Mauritius18/07/1969
Mexico13/06/1957
Montenegro23/10/2006
Morocco25/09/1957
Nepal21/09/1960
Netherlands07/03/1958
New Zealand17/08/1962
Nigeria26/06/1961
Norway10/10/1961
Peru16/01/1959
Philippines09/02/1960
Poland16/03/1960
Portugal18/09/1958
Romania26/01/1961
Russian Federation17/08/1959
Rwanda01/12/1964
Saudi Arabia23/01/2003
Senegal19/04/1972
Serbia12/03/2001
Sierra Leone13/03/1962
Singapore15/08/1966
Slovenia06/07/1992
Solomon Islands03/09/1981
Spain18/08/1958
Sri Lanka28/11/1955
Sudan16/10/2003
Sweden11/06/1957
Switzerland23/05/1956
Syrian Arab Republic26/03/1959
Tonga11/11/1977
Trinidad and Tobago11/04/1966
Tunisia20/06/1974
Turkey26/04/1983
Uganda15/04/1965
United Arab Emirates10/01/2007
United Kingdom27/02/1956
United Republic of Tanzania28/11/1962
United States of America25/07/1956
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YearRatifications
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19613
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19642
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19691
19711
19722
19743
19771
19811
19832
19921
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19941
19991
20011
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20051
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