Vehicles registered in the territory of one of the Contracting Parties, and vehicles allowed to be brought into circulation on such territory and exempted on that territory from the obligation to be registered, shall, when temporarily imported for private use in the territory of another Contracting Party, be exempted, under the conditions laid down below, from taxes and charges levied on the circulation or possession of vehicles in the territory of that Contracting Party. This exemption shall not apply to tolls or to taxes or charges on consumption.
As soon as a country which is a Contracting Party to the Convention of 30 March 1931 on the Taxation of Foreign Motor Vehicles becomes a Contracting Party to the present Convention, it shall take the measures laid down in article 17 of the 1931 Convention to denounce that Convention.
1 This Convention shall come into force on the ninetieth day after five of the countries referred to in article 5, paragraph 1, have signed it without reservation of ratification or have deposited their instruments of ratification or accession.
2 For any country ratifying or acceding to it after five countries have signed it without reservation of ratification or have deposited their instruments of ratification or accession, this Convention shall enter into force on the ninetieth day after the said country has deposited its instrument of ratification or accession.
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 five.
1 Any country may, at the time of signing this Convention without reservation of ratification or of depositing 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 territory or territories named in the notification as from the ninetieth day after its receipt by the Secretary-General or, if on that day the Convention has not yet entered into force, at the time of its entry into force.
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 Parties in dispute. If within three months from the date of the request for arbitration the Parties in dispute are unable to agree on the selection of an arbitrator or arbitrators, any of those Parties may request the Secretary-General of the United Nations to nominate a single arbitrator to whom the dispute shall be referred for decision.
1 Each Contracting Party may at the time of signing, ratifying, or acceding to, this Convention, or at any time thereafter, declare that it will not apply the Convention to cycles without engines.
2 Each Contracting Party may, at the time of signing, ratifying, or acceding to, this Convention, declare that it does not consider itself as bound by article 10 of the Convention. Other Contracting Parties shall not be bound by article 10 in respect of any Contracting Party which has entered such a reservation.
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 third 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 the 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 countries referred to in article 5, paragraph 1, and countries which have become Contracting Parties under article 5, paragraph 2.
1 Any Contracting Party may propose one or more amendments to this Convention. The text of any proposed amendments shall be transmitted to the Secretary-General of the United Nations who shall transmit it to all Contracting Parties and inform all other countries referred to in article 5, paragraph 1.
3 The Secretary-General shall, as soon as possible, notify all Contracting Parties whether an objection to the proposed amendment has been expressed. If an objection to the proposed amendment has been expressed, the amendment shall be deemed not to have been accepted and shall be of no effect whatever. If no such objection has been expressed the amendment shall enter into force for all Contracting Parties three months after the expiry of the period of six months referred to in the preceding paragraph.
In addition to the notifications provided for in articles 12 and 13, the Secretary-General of the United Nations shall notify the countries referred to in article 5, paragraph 1, and the countries which have become Contracting Parties under article 5, paragraph 2, of:
(a) Signatures, ratifications and accessions under article 5;
(b) The dates of entry into force of this Convention in accordance with article 6;
(c) Denunciations under article 7;
(d) The termination of this Convention in accordance with article 8;
(e) Notifications received in accordance with article 9;
(f) Declarations and notifications received in accordance with article 11, paragraphs 1 and 2;
(g) The entry into force of any amendment in accordance with article 13.
The Protocol of Signature of this Convention shall have the same force, effect and duration as the Convention itself of which it shall be considered to be an integral part.
After 31 August 1956, the original of this Convention shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, who shall transmit certified true copies to each of the countries mentioned in article 5, paragraphs 1 and 2.