The Customs Convention On Containers, And The European Convention On Pallets

Original Language Title: o Celní úmluvě o kontejnerech a Evropské úmluvě o paletách

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Minister of Foreign Affairs

of 8 March. February 1963

the Customs Convention on containers, and the European Convention on Customs consultation

of pallets in international transport

Change: 57/1976 Sb.

On 18 July 2005. May 1956 was negotiated in Geneva, the Customs Convention on containers

and 9 December 1960 was negotiated in Geneva, European Convention on Customs

discussion of pallets in international transport.

The instrument of accession to the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic

Conventions have been saved on 31 December 2004. May 1962 with the Secretary-General

Of the United Nations.

Czechoslovak Socialist Republic acceded to the Customs Convention on the

containers, provided that it is not considered vázánu the provisions of article

17 of the Convention, and to the European Convention concerning the tariff hearing pallets

international traffic, subject to the provisions of vázánu shall not be considered

paragraphs 2 and 3 of article 11 of the Convention.

Both conventions have entered for the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic in

into force on 29 September 2003. August 1962, and the Customs Convention on containers according to the

Article 13 of the European Convention on Customs and discussing the pallets in international

transport in accordance with article 7.

Czech translation of the said Conventions shall be designated at the same time.

David v.r.

Customs Convention

about containers

The Contracting Parties,

in an effort to develop and facilitate the use of containers in international


have agreed as follows:


The definition of the

Article 1



Temporary importation free of import duties and taxes and free of import prohibitions and


Article 2


Article 3


Article 4


Article 5


Article 6



Technical specifications for containers that may be admitted to the transport

under Customs seal

Article 7



Miscellaneous provisions

Article 8


Article 9


Article 10


Article 11



Final provisions

Article 12


Article 13


Article 14


Article 15


Article 16


Article 17


Article 18


Article 19


Article 20


Article 21


Article 22


Article 23


Č. 1


Č. 2


Č. 3


Č. 4



of pallets in the consideration of the international transport

The Contracting Parties,

Recognizing that, in international traffic there considerably the use of pallets

and especially thanks to their common use,

Desiring to promote the expansion of convenience and reduced costs

international transport,

they agree on this:


General provisions

Article 1

(1) for the purposes of this Convention means:

a) "import duties and benefits ' not only duties but also all taxes and

the fees, which can be saved due to imports;

(b)) "range" of the device on which the platform can be corrected certain

the quantity of goods, so that even in the loading unit for its transportation

or manipulating or using mechanical folding machines. This

the device has either of the two platforms of the United support, rungs, or one

platform resting on feet. The total amount is reduced to a minimum

suitable for handling the loading fork lift trucks and pallet trucks;

may or may not have a forecastle;

(c)) "persons" as natural persons and legal entities.

(2) this Convention applies to pallets imported on the territory of a Contracting

the party from the territory of another Contracting Party.

Article 2

(1) each Contracting Party shall permit the import of pallets without import duties and levies and

free of import prohibitions and restrictions, subject to conditions that

and these pallets have been before) exported or to be exported later

back; or

(b)) that the same number of pallets of the same type and substantially the same value was

previously exported or will be later exported.

(2) subject to the provisions of article 3 of this Convention will be the conditions for

admission of pallets for imports referred to in paragraph 1 of this article set out

regulations of each of the Contracting Parties. These rules may in particular

contain provisions that made it impossible for the definitive importation without

import duties and levies more pallets than what was exported, or has

be exported.

(3) each Contracting Party shall endeavour to simplify as much as possible the formalities

and in particular do not require lodging of securities for import duty benefits.

Article 3

(1) each Contracting Party shall apply the provisions of article 2, paragraph 1

This Convention so that it will not require on importation or exportation, or

submission of customs documents, neither the lodging of a security for import duties and levies

for pallets used together according to the agreement, according to which the parties

and they shall exchange each other) from country to country, pallets of the same type within

operations involving international transport of goods,

(b)) for each of the records of the number of pallets pallets are exchanged as follows

from country to country, and

(c) they undertake to supply one) the other within a certain time number of pallets from each

the species needed to offset deficits in the occasional regular as follows

conducted by the accounts, on bilateral or multilateral base.

(2) the provisions of paragraph 1 of this article applies only if the

and) bearing the palettes are provided for in the agreement on a common

the use of;

(b)) the agreement on joint use of which has been notified to the customs administrations of the

of the parties and if it has been approved by the Administration, considering that the

types of pallets are sufficiently defined and that the correct application of the agreement

postačitelně is provided.

Article 4

Each Contracting Party reserves the right to collect fees and internal

taxes, and import duties and benefits, if they are deployed on its territory,

of imported pallets that are the subject of the purchase agreement

persons residing within the agreed or having a registered office in its territory. Each of the

the Contracting Parties further reserves the right to refuse, in respect of the palette

exported under the provisions of this Convention, the return of fees paid

or taxes, or full or partial return of other benefits, which are

otherwise be accorded in respect of exports.

Article 5

This Convention is not an obstacle to the import and export of pallets were

provided greater benefits than those laid down in it.


Final provisions

Article 6

(1) the States that are members of the Economic Commission for Europe and States

admitted to this Commission in an advisory capacity in accordance with paragraph 8 of this

The Commission, may become Contracting Parties to this Convention:

and the signature of the Convention)

(b)) the ratification after signing it subject to ratification or accession.

(2) States which may participate in certain works Of

Commission for Europe in accordance with paragraph 11 of the mandate of this Commission, they may become

Parties to this Convention to the Convention approach after the acquisition of its

the validity of.

(3) this Convention shall be open for signature until 15. March 1961 inclusive.

It will then be possible to accede to it.

(4) ratification or access shall be effected by the competent instrument with

the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Article 7

(1) this Convention shall enter into force on the ninetieth day after five of the States

referred to in article 6, paragraph 1, have signed it without reservation of ratification, or

have deposited their instrument of ratification or instrument of accession.

(2) for each State ratifying or acceding to it then,

which five States have signed it without reservation of ratification or have deposited their

instrument of ratification or instrument of accession, this Convention shall enter in the

into force on the ninetieth day after the said State deposits its instrument of ratification

instrument or instrument of accession.

Article 8

(1) each Contracting Party may denounce this Convention by notification

addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

(2) denunciation shall take effect fifteen months after the date on which the General

the Secretary-General has received notification of it.

Article 9

This Convention shall cease to be valid in the event that, after its entry into force

the number of Contracting Parties is less than five for a continuous period of twelve


Article 10

(1) any State may declare, when signing this Convention without reservation

ratification or when depositing its instrument of ratification or instrument of

access or any communication to the Secretary-General then

The United Nations, that this Convention will be used on all or

on some of the territories for whose international relations it is responsible. This

The Convention will apply to the territory or territories listed in this

communication from the ninetieth day after the receipt of the communication by the Secretary-General,

or if, before that date, this Convention has not entered into force yet,

from the date of expiry.

(2) any State which has made a declaration under the preceding paragraph,

According to which the Convention will apply to territories for whose international

relations is responsible, under the provisions of article 8 may terminate this

Convention in respect of the said territory.

Article 11

(1) any dispute between two or more Contracting Parties in case

the interpretation or application of this Convention should be, if possible, be settled by

negotiation between the parties, among whom there is a dispute.

(2) any dispute which is not settled by negotiation shall be resolved by arbitration

procedure, if one of the Contracting Parties in dispute about it

ask, and it will be submitted to one or more of the judges is selected on

the basis of the agreement between the parties in dispute. If, within three months from the filing

the request for arbitration the parties in dispute statement do not agree on the selection of

arbitration or arbitration, any of those parties may request the

the Secretary-General of the United Nations to appoint a

a single referee to whom the dispute shall be submitted for decision.

(3) Opinion of the referee or judges appointed in accordance with the preceding

the paragraph will be binding for the parties to the dispute.

Article 12

(1) any State may, when signing, ratifying or acceding to this Convention or when

access to it declare that it does not consider itself bound by paragraph 2 and 3 of article 11

of this Convention. Other Contracting Parties shall not be bound by paragraph in

relation to the party that made such a reservation.

(2) a Contracting Party which made a reservation under paragraph 1 of this

Article may at any time revoke the notice such a reservation to the General

the Secretary-General.

(3) in addition to the reservations provided for in paragraph 1 of this article, the other objections to the

This Convention shall be permitted.

Article 13

(1) to this Convention shall remain in force for three years, any Contracting

Party may request the communication of the Secretary-General of the United

Nations, to be convened a Conference for the purpose of reviewing this Convention.

The Secretary-General shall notify all Contracting Parties of such a request, and

shall convene a review conference if, within four months from the date when sent out

This communication, at least one third of the Contracting Parties notify him of their agreement with the

This request.

(2) if the Conference was convened under the preceding paragraph, the

the Secretary-General shall notify all the Contracting Parties and invite them to

submit, within three months, the proposals which they wish the Conference to

It examined. The Secretary-General shall notify all Contracting Parties the provisional

Agenda for the Conference together with the texts of the proposals, at least three

months before the start of the Conference.

(3) the Secretary-General shall invite to any conference convened in accordance with this

Article all the States referred to in article 6, paragraph 1, of this Convention and

States which have become Contracting Parties pursuant to paragraph 2 of the said

of article 6.

Article 14

(1) each Contracting Party may propose one or more amendments to this

Of the Convention. The text of any proposed amendment shall be communicated to the

the Secretary-General of the United Nations, who shall communicate them to all Contracting

Parties and shall advise the other States referred to in paragraph 1 of article 6 of this

Of the Convention.

(2) within six months from the date on which the proposed amendment was General

notified to the Secretary-General, any Contracting Party may notify the General


and he has objected to) the proposed amendment, or

(b)) that, although it intends to accept the proposal, the conditions necessary for such

acceptance are not yet fulfilled in its country.

(3) as long as the Contracting Party which gave the Secretary-General within the meaning of

paragraph 2 (a). (b)), the Secretary-General has sent more detail about

the adoption of this report, it may raise objections against the proposed change

within nine months after the expiry of the six-month period to submit

the first message.

(4) If an objection against a proposed change in conditions

referred to in paragraphs 2 and 3 of this article, the proposal to amend the

deemed to be accepted and shall not take effect.

(5) If an objection against a proposed change in conditions

laid down in paragraphs 2 and 3 of this article, the proposal will be considered

received by the date below:

a) If no Contracting Party sent a message to the

the Secretary-General referred to in paragraph 2 (a). (b)) this article, after the expiry of the

the six-month period referred to in paragraph 2;

(b)) if at least one Contracting Party has sent to the

the Secretary-General of the report mentioned in paragraph 2 (a). b) of this article, in

the nearest of the following two terms:

-the date on which all the Contracting Parties which have sent such a message,

have notified the Secretary-General of its acceptance of the proposal, but this

the date is pushed on the day when the six-month period provided for in

paragraph 2, if all these agreements notified before the expiry of

the said period;

-the expiry of the nine-month period referred to in paragraph 3 of this article.

(6) any proposed amendment, which is deemed to be accepted shall enter

into force in six months after the date on which it is to be considered

to be accepted.

(7) the Secretary-General shall notify as soon as possible all Contracting Parties whether

objections were raised against the proposed changes in paragraph 2 (a). and)

of this article and whether one or more Contracting Parties have sent a message

in accordance with paragraph 2 (a). b) of this article. If one or more

the Contracting Parties have sent him a message, additionally shall inform all

the Contracting Parties whether the Contracting Party or parties which have sent such a

the report, questioned the proposed change, or whether it be adopted.

Article 15

In addition to the notifications referred to in article 13 and 14 of the Convention, the General

the Secretary-General of the United Nations shall inform the States referred to in article 6,

paragraph 1 of this Convention, as well as States which have become Contracting Parties to the

in accordance with article 6, paragraph 2, of this Convention, of:

signatures, ratifications and) and approaches referred to in article 6;

(b) the dates of entry into force) this Convention in accordance with article 7;

c) denunciations under article 8;

d) expiry of this Convention in accordance with article 9;

(e) notifications received under article) 10;

(f) declarations and notifications received) pursuant to article 12, paragraphs 1 and 2;

(g)) entry into force of any amendment in accordance with article 14.

Article 16

After 15. March 1961 the original of this Convention, deposited with the

the United Nations Secretary-General, which gives certified copies of each

of the States referred to in article 6, paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Convention.

In witness whereof, the duly empowered to do so, have signed this Convention.

Done at Geneva, on the 9th of December in jedentisícdevětsetšedesát

a single copy, in the English and French languages, the two

texts being equally authentic.

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