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CHAPTER XXVII
ENVIRONMENT
1 .h Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone
Gothenburg (Sweden), 30 November 1999
Entry into force
:
17 May 2005, in accordance with article 17which reads as follows: "1. The present Protocol shall enter into force on the ninetieth day following the date on which the sixteenth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession has been deposited with the Depositary. 2. For each State and organization that meets the requirements of article 14, paragraph 1, which ratifies, accepts or approves the present Protocol or accedes thereto after the deposit of the sixteenth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, the Protocol shall enter into force on the ninetieth day following the date of deposit by such Party of its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.".
Registration :
17 May 2005, No. 21623
Status :
Signatories : 31. Parties : 25
Text :
United Nations, Treaty Series, vol.2319 , p.81 ;
Document of the Economic and Social Council EB.AIR/1999/1. C.N.155.2013.TREATIES-XXVII.1.h (Adoption of amendments of the text of and Annexes II to IX and addition of new Annexes X and XI); C.N.171.2013.TREATIES-XXVII.1.h of 7 March 2013 (Adoption of amendments to Annex I) and C.N.595.2013.TREATIES-XXVII.1.h of 19 September 2013 (Entry into force).
Note :
Open for signature at Gothenburg (Sweden) on 30 November 1999 and 1 December 1999, then at United Nations Headquarters in New York until 30 May 2000, by States members of the Economic Commission for Europe as well as States having consultative status with the Economic Commission for Europe pursuant to paragraph 8 of Economic and Social Council resolution 36 (IV)1 of 28 March 1947, and by regional economic integration organizations, constituted by sovereign States members of the Economic Commission for Europe, which have competence in respect of the negotiation, conclusion and application of international agreements in matters covered by the Protocol, provided that the States and organizations concerned are Parties to the Convention and are listed in annex II.
Participant
Signature
Ratification, Acceptance(A), Approval(AA), Accession(a)
Armenia
 1 Dec 1999
 
Austria
 1 Dec 1999
 
Belgium
 4 Feb 2000
13 Sep 2007
Bulgaria
 1 Dec 1999
 5 Jul 2005
Canada
 1 Dec 1999
 
Croatia
 1 Dec 1999
 7 Oct 2008
Cyprus
  11 Apr 2007 a
Czech Republic
 1 Dec 1999
12 Aug 2004
Denmark 2
 1 Dec 1999
11 Jun 2002 AA
European Union
  23 Jun 2003 a
Finland
 1 Dec 1999
23 Dec 2003 A
France
 1 Dec 1999
10 Apr 2007 AA
Germany
 1 Dec 1999
21 Oct 2004
Greece
 1 Mar 2000
 
Hungary
 1 Dec 1999
13 Nov 2006 AA
Ireland
 1 Dec 1999
 
Italy
 1 Dec 1999
 
Latvia
 1 Dec 1999
25 May 2004 A
Liechtenstein
 1 Dec 1999
 
Lithuania
   2 Apr 2004 a
Luxembourg
 1 Dec 1999
 7 Aug 2001
Netherlands 3
 1 Dec 1999
 5 Feb 2004 A
Norway
 1 Dec 1999
30 Jan 2002
Poland
30 May 2000
 
Portugal
 1 Dec 1999
16 Feb 2005 AA
Republic of Moldova
23 May 2000
 
Romania
 1 Dec 1999
 5 Sep 2003
Slovakia
 1 Dec 1999
28 Apr 2005
Slovenia
 1 Dec 1999
 4 May 2004
Spain
 1 Dec 1999
28 Jan 2005
Sweden
 1 Dec 1999
28 Mar 2002
Switzerland
 1 Dec 1999
14 Sep 2005
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 1 Dec 1999
 8 Dec 2005
United States of America
 1 Dec 1999
22 Nov 2004 A
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations were made
upon ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.)
Bulgaria

Declaration:
       The Republic of Bulgaria declares that, for the purposes of paragraphs 1 and 2 of Annex VII and paragraphs 6 and 9 of Annex IX of the Protocol, it wishes to be treated as a country with an economy in transition.

Croatia
       Declaration:
       “The Republic of Croatia declares that, for the purposes of paragraphs 1 and 2 of Annex VII and paragraphs 6 and 9 of Annex IX of the Protocol, it wishes to be treated as a country with an economy in transition.”
Netherlands

17 February 2010


Declaration:
       “The Kingdom of the Netherlands declares, in accordance with paragraph 2 of Article 11 of the Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone, that it accepts both means of dispute settlement referred to in that paragraph as compulsory in relation to any Party accepting one or both means of dispute settlement.”

Romania

Declaration:
       In accordance with Annex VII paragraph 3 of the Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-Level Ozone, Romania wishes to be treated as a country with an economy in transition for the purposes of paragraphs 1 and 2 of the Annex VII of the Protocol.

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Reservation:
       "... the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, having considered the Protocol aforesaid, hereby confirms and ratifies the same and undertakes faithfully to perform and carry out all the stipulations therein contained subject to the reservation that the United Kingdom reserves the right not to apply article 3, paragraph 2, of the Protocol, in so far as it applies to new lean-burn spark ignition 4-stroke engines greater than 1 MWth capacity, believing that it is not likely to be technically feasible to achieve the limit value, specified in table 4 of annex V to the Protocol, of 250 mg/Nm3, for such engines.

United States of America

Declaration:
       "The United States will act in accordance with article 3, paragraph 9."

End Note
1. Official Documents of the Economic and Social Council , (E/437), p. 11.
2.With a territorial exclusion in respect of the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
3.For the Kingdom in Europe.