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.
The Contracting Parties,
in an effort to develop and facilitate the use of containers in international
have agreed as follows:
The definition of the
Temporary importation free of import duties and taxes and free of import prohibitions and
Technical specifications for containers that may be admitted to the transport
under Customs seal
THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION
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
they agree on this:
(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.
(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
(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
(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.
(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.
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.
This Convention is not an obstacle to the import and export of pallets were
provided greater benefits than those laid down in it.
(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.
(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.
(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.
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
(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.
(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.
(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
(3) in addition to the reservations provided for in paragraph 1 of this article, the other objections to the
This Convention shall be permitted.
(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
(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.
(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.
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.
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.