Declaration made upon signature and confirmed upon approval:
“In accordance with Article 36 (3) of the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006, this declaration indicates the powers transferred to the European Community by its Member States in the matters governed by the Agreement.
The European Community declares that, in accordance with the Treaty establishing the European Community:
- with respect to the trade matters covered by the Agreement, the European Community has exclusive competence under the common commercial policy, and
- the European Community shares powers with its Member States in environmental matters and in development cooperation.
The scope and the exercise of the European Community powers are, by their nature, subject to continuous development, and the European Community will complete or amend this declaration, if necessary, in accordance with Article 36 (3) of the Agreement.”