International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods

Cuba

Reservation made upon accession:
"[The Government of Cuba declares that] it does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 20, paragraphs 2 to 7, and that any disputes that may arise among the parties must be resolved by means of negotiation through the diplomatic channel."

Cyprus

Reservation in respect of article 20, paragraphs 2 to 7 (August 1, 2002):
"The Republic of Cyprus does not consider itself bound by article 20, paragraphs 2 to 7, of the International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods concerning the settlement of disputes."
By 7 August 2003, i.e. within a period of one year from the date of its notification (that is to say, 8 August 2002) no objection had been notified to the Secretary-General. Consequently, in keeping with the depositary practice followed in similar cases, the Secretary-General proposed to receive the reservation in question for deposit.

Hungary

Reservation made upon signature and confirmed upon approval:
"The Government of the Hungarian's People's Republic does not consider itself bound by Article 20, paragraphs 2 to 7, of this Convention."

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Reservation made upon accession:
" ... pursuant to Article 21, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Islamic Republic of Iran does not consider itself bound by the provisions of Article 20, paragraphs 2 to 7, concerning the settlement of disputes."

Russian Federation

Reservation made upon accession regarding article 20, paragraphs 2 to 7:
"The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics does not consider itself bound by article 20, paragraphs 2 to 7, of the International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods concerning the settlement of disputes."

Declaration made upon accession regarding article 16:
"The participation in the International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods of regional economic integration organizations constituted by sovereign States does not alter the position of the Soviet Union with regard to such international organizations."

South Africa

Declaration made upon accession:
"South Africa does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 20, paragraphs 2 to 7, of this Convention."

Switzerland

The Government of Switzerland declared that it accepts resolution No. 230 adopted by the Inland Transport Committee on 4 February 1983, concerning Technical Assistance Measures for the Implementation of the Convention.

Turkey

Reservation regarding article 20, paragraphs 2 to 7 (October 13, 2007):
"The Republic of Turkey does not consider itself bound by article 20, paragraphs 2 to 7 of the Convention."
Within a period of one year from the date of the depositary notification transmitting the reservation (C.N.845.2006.TREATIES-2 of 13 October 2006), none of the Contracting Parties to the said Convention had notified the Secretary-General of an objection either to the deposit itself or to the procedure envisaged. Consequently, the reservation in question was accepted for deposit upon the above-stipulated one year period, that is on 13 October 2007.