The former states are Czechoslovakia, the GDR and Yugoslavia. Russia ratified the Soviet Union and Serbia as the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Switzerland signed the agreement but did not ratify it. In accordance with the decree of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation of 2 August 2011 No. IL-86-R, charged by the IsF “Rosavtotrans”, the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation in carrying out the tasks of an authority competent in the execution of the agreement on the international transport of perishable goods and on special equipment for this transport (ATP) , signed in Geneva 01.09.1970. ATP (officially: Agreement on the International Transport of Perishable Goods and on Special Equipment to Be Used for This Transport) is a 1970 United Nations Treaty that sets standards for the international transport of perishable goods between states that ratify the treaty. It has been updated several times by amendment and has 50 States Parties from 2016, mostly in Europe or Central Asia. It can be ratified by member states of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (EEC-UN) and which, in addition, participate in EEC-UN activities. “ATP” derives from the French name of the treaty: Agreement on international transport of perishables and special equipment for these transport. The National Automobile Transport Agency (ISF “Rosavtotrans”) is a subordinate institution of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, which exercises the powers of the competent authority for the implementation of the international treaties of the Russian Federation. The ATP ended on 1 September 1970 in Geneva under the aegis of the UN EEC. It was signed by Austria, West Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Switzerland.
The treaty entered into force on November 21, 1976, after being ratified by five states. The ATP was to replace the agreement on special equipment for the transport of perishable goods and the use of these equipment for the international transport of some of these foodstuffs, which was concluded in 1962, but never received enough ratifications to enter into force.  The ATP requires that certain types of equipment be used for the international transport of perishable goods and that such equipment be regularly monitored. (For example, appliances must be cooled, heated or insulated.) The ATP applies to road and rail transport, but does not apply to transport within the borders of a single country.