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CHAPTER XXVII
ENVIRONMENT
2 .b Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
London, 29 June 1990
Entry into force
:
10 August 1992, in accordance with article 2(1).
Registration :
10 August 1992, No. 26369
Status :
Parties : 197
Text :
United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1598, p. 469;
Annex II of the Report of the Second Meeting (UNEP/OzL.Pro.2/3); and depositary notification C.N.133.1991.TREATIES-3/2 of 27 August 1991 (rectification of the Spanish authentic text of the adjustments and amendment).
Note :
The amendment was adopted by Decision II/2 of 29 June 1990 at the Second Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, which was held at the Headquarters of the International Maritime Organization, in London, from 27 to 29 June 1990.
Participant
Approval(AA), Acceptance(A), Accession(a), Succession(d), Ratification
Afghanistan
17 Jun 2004 a
Albania
25 May 2006 a
Algeria
20 Oct 1992 a
Andorra
26 Jan 2009 a
Angola
21 Jun 2011 a
Antigua and Barbuda
23 Feb 1993 a
Argentina
 4 Dec 1992
Armenia
26 Nov 2003 a
Australia
11 Aug 1992 A
Austria
11 Dec 1992
Azerbaijan
12 Jun 1996 a
Bahamas
 4 May 1993 a
Bahrain
23 Dec 1992 A
Bangladesh
18 Mar 1994
Barbados
20 Jul 1994 A
Belarus
10 Jun 1996
Belgium
 5 Oct 1993
Belize
 9 Jan 1998 a
Benin
21 Jun 2000
Bhutan
23 Aug 2004 a
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
 3 Oct 1994 a
Bosnia and Herzegovina
11 Aug 2003 a
Botswana
13 May 1997 a
Brazil
 1 Oct 1992 A
Brunei Darussalam
 3 Mar 2009 a
Bulgaria
28 Apr 1999
Burkina Faso
10 Jun 1994
Burundi
18 Oct 2001 A
Cabo Verde
31 Jul 2001 a
Cambodia
31 Jan 2007 a
Cameroon
 8 Jun 1992 A
Canada
 5 Jul 1990 A
Central African Republic
29 May 2008
Chad
30 May 2001
Chile
 9 Apr 1992 A
China 1, 2
14 Jun 1991 a
Colombia
 6 Dec 1993 a
Comoros
31 Oct 1994 a
Congo
16 Nov 1994
Cook Islands
22 Dec 2003 a
Costa Rica
11 Nov 1998
Côte d'Ivoire
18 May 1994
Croatia
15 Oct 1993
Cuba
19 Oct 1998
Cyprus
11 Oct 1994 A
Czech Republic
18 Dec 1996 a
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
17 Jun 1999 a
Democratic Republic of the Congo
30 Nov 1994 a
Denmark 3
20 Dec 1991 A
Djibouti
30 Jul 1999 a
Dominica
31 Mar 1993 a
Dominican Republic
24 Dec 2001 a
Ecuador
23 Feb 1993
Egypt
13 Jan 1993
El Salvador
 8 Dec 2000 a
Equatorial Guinea
11 Jul 2007 a
Eritrea
 5 Jul 2005 a
Estonia
12 Apr 1999
Ethiopia
25 Nov 2009
European Union
20 Dec 1991 AA
Fiji
 9 Dec 1994 a
Finland
20 Dec 1991 A
France
12 Feb 1992 AA
Gabon
 4 Dec 2000 a
Gambia
13 Mar 1995
Georgia
12 Jul 2000 a
Germany
27 Dec 1991
Ghana
24 Jul 1992
Greece
11 May 1993
Grenada
 7 Dec 1993 a
Guatemala
21 Jan 2002 a
Guinea
25 Jun 1992 a
Guinea-Bissau
12 Nov 2002 a
Guyana
23 Jul 1999 A
Haiti
29 Mar 2000 a
Holy See
 5 May 2008 a
Honduras
24 Jan 2002
Hungary
 9 Nov 1993 AA
Iceland
16 Jun 1993
India
19 Jun 1992 a
Indonesia
26 Jun 1992
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
 4 Aug 1997 A
Iraq
25 Jun 2008 a
Ireland
20 Dec 1991 A
Israel
30 Jun 1992
Italy
21 Feb 1992 AA
Jamaica
31 Mar 1993 a
Japan
 4 Sep 1991 A
Jordan
12 Nov 1993
Kazakhstan
26 Jul 2001 a
Kenya
27 Sep 1994
Kiribati
 9 Aug 2004 a
Kuwait
22 Jul 1994 a
Kyrgyzstan
13 May 2003
Lao People's Democratic Republic
28 Jun 2006 a
Latvia
 2 Nov 1998 a
Lebanon
31 Mar 1993 a
Lesotho
15 Apr 2010 a
Liberia
15 Jan 1996 a
Libya
12 Jul 2001
Liechtenstein
24 Mar 1994
Lithuania
 3 Feb 1998
Luxembourg
20 May 1992
Madagascar
16 Jan 2002 a
Malawi
 8 Feb 1994 A
Malaysia
16 Jun 1993 a
Maldives
31 Jul 1991
Mali
28 Oct 1994 a
Malta
 4 Feb 1994 A
Marshall Islands
11 Mar 1993 a
Mauritania
22 Jul 2005 A
Mauritius
20 Oct 1992 a
Mexico
11 Oct 1991 A
Micronesia (Federated States of)
27 Nov 2001 a
Monaco
12 Mar 1993 a
Mongolia
 7 Mar 1996 a
Montenegro 4
23 Oct 2006 d
Morocco
28 Dec 1995 a
Mozambique
 9 Sep 1994 a
Myanmar
24 Nov 1993 a
Namibia
 6 Nov 1997
Nauru
10 Sep 2004 a
Nepal
 6 Jul 1994 a
Netherlands 5
20 Dec 1991 A
New Zealand 6
 1 Oct 1990 A
Nicaragua
13 Dec 1999
Niger
11 Jan 1996 a
Nigeria
27 Sep 2001
Niue
22 Dec 2003 a
Norway
18 Nov 1991
Oman
 5 Aug 1999 a
Pakistan
18 Dec 1992 a
Palau
29 May 2001 a
Panama
10 Feb 1994
Papua New Guinea
 4 May 1993 a
Paraguay
 3 Dec 1992 a
Peru
31 Mar 1993 a
Philippines
 9 Aug 1993
Poland
 2 Oct 1996 a
Portugal 1
24 Nov 1992
Qatar
22 Jan 1996 a
Republic of Korea
10 Dec 1992 a
Republic of Moldova
25 Jun 2001 a
Romania
27 Jan 1993 a
Russian Federation
13 Jan 1992 A
Rwanda
 7 Jan 2004 a
Samoa
 4 Oct 2001 A
San Marino
23 Apr 2009 a
Sao Tome and Principe
19 Nov 2001 a
Saudi Arabia
 1 Mar 1993 a
Senegal
 6 May 1993
Serbia
22 Mar 2005 a
Seychelles
 6 Jan 1993 a
Sierra Leone
29 Aug 2001 a
Singapore
 2 Mar 1993 a
Slovakia
15 Apr 1994 AA
Slovenia
 8 Dec 1992 A
Solomon Islands
17 Aug 1999 a
Somalia
 1 Aug 2001 a
South Africa
12 May 1992 A
South Sudan
16 Oct 2012 a
Spain
19 May 1992 A
Sri Lanka
16 Jun 1993 a
St. Kitts and Nevis
 8 Jul 1998
St. Lucia
24 Aug 1999 a
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
 2 Dec 1996 a
Sudan
 2 Jan 2002 a
Suriname
29 Mar 2006 a
Swaziland
16 Dec 2005 a
Sweden
 2 Aug 1991
Switzerland
16 Sep 1992
Syrian Arab Republic
30 Nov 1999 a
Tajikistan
 7 Jan 1998 a
Thailand
25 Jun 1992
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
 9 Nov 1998
Timor-Leste
16 Sep 2009 a
Togo
 6 Jul 1998 A
Tonga
26 Nov 2003
Trinidad and Tobago
10 Jun 1999
Tunisia
15 Jul 1993 a
Turkey
13 Apr 1995
Turkmenistan
15 Mar 1994 a
Tuvalu
31 Aug 2000 A
Uganda
20 Jan 1994
Ukraine
 6 Feb 1997
United Arab Emirates
16 Feb 2005 a
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 2, 7
20 Dec 1991
United Republic of Tanzania
16 Apr 1993 a
United States of America
18 Dec 1991
Uruguay
16 Nov 1993 a
Uzbekistan
10 Jun 1998 a
Vanuatu
21 Nov 1994 A
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
29 Jul 1993
Viet Nam
26 Jan 1994 a
Yemen
23 Apr 2001 a
Zambia
15 Apr 1994
Zimbabwe
 3 Jun 1994
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made
upon ratification, acceptance, approval, accession or succession.)
Bahrain

Declaration:
       "The acceptance by the State of Bahrain of the said Amend- ments shall in no way constitute recognition of Israel or be a cause for the establishment of any relations of any kind therewith."

Holy See

Declaration:
       “In acceding to the Vienna Convention on the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, as well as its four Amendments: London (1990), Copenhagen (1992), Montreal (1997) and Beijing (1999), the Holy See desires to encourage the entire International Community to be resolute in promoting authentic cooperation between politics, science and economics. Such cooperation, as has been shown in the case of the ozone regime, can achieve important outcomes, which make it simultaneously possible to safeguard creation, to promote integral human development and to care for the common good, in a spirit of responsible solidarity and with profound positive repercussions for present and future generations.
       In conformity with its own nature and with the particular character of Vatican City State, the Holy See, by means of the solemn act of accession, intends to give its own moral support to the commitment of States to the correct and effective implementation of the Treaties in question and to the attaining of the mentioned objectives. To this end, it expresses the wish that by recognizing ‘the signs of [an economic growth] that has not always been able to protect the delicate balances of nature’ (Homily of Pope Benedict XVI at Loreto, 2 September 2007), all actors will intensify the aforesaid cooperation and strengthen ‘the alliance between man and the environment, which must mirror the creative love of God, from whom we come and to whom we are bound’(Benedict XVI, After the Angelus, 16 September 2007).”

Japan

Declaration:
       It is hereby declared that the Government of Japan accepts the Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, in accordance with the provisions of article 9 of the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer.

End Note
1.On 15 February 1994, the Secretary-General received from the Government of Portugal a notification to the effect that it shall extend the Amendment to Macau.

Subsequently, the Secretary-General received the following communications on the dates indicated hereinafter:

Portugal (21 October 1999):

“In accordance with the Joint Declaration of the Government of the Portuguese Republic and the Government of the People's Republic of China on the Question of Macau signed on 13 April 1987, the Portuguese Republic will continue to have international responsibility for Macau until 19 December 1999 and from that date onwards the People's Republic of China will resume the exercise of sovereignty over Macau with effect from 20 December 1999.

From 20 December 1999 onwards the Portuguese Republic will cease to be responsible for the international rights and obligations arising from the application of the Convention to Macau."

China (19 October 1999):

In accordance with the Joint Declaration of the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Portugal on the Question of Macau (hereinafter referred to as the Joint Declaration), the Government of the People's Republic of China will resume the exercise of sovereignty over Macau with effect from 20 December 1999.  Macau will, from that date, become a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and will enjoy a high degree of autonomy, except in foreign and defense affairs which are the responsibilities of the Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China.

In this connection, [the Government of the People's Republic of China informs the Secretary-General of the following:]

The Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, which the Government of the People's Republic of China deposited the instrument of accession on 11 September 1989, as well as the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer of 16 September 1987 and tAmendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer of 29 June 1990 (hereinafter referred to as the "Convention, the Protocol and the Amendment"), will apply to the Macau Special Administrative Region with effect from 20 December 1999.  The Government of the People's Republic of China also wishes to make the following declaration:

Provisions of Article 5 of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer of 16 September 1987 will not be applied to the Macau Special Administrative Region, and provisions of paragraph 1 of Article 5 of the Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer of 29 June 1990 will not be applied to the Macau Special Administrative Region.

In reference to the communication made on 19 October 1999, the Government of China furthermore informs the Secretary-General of the following:

The Government of the People's Republic of China will assume responsibility for the international rights and obligations arising from the application of the Convention, the Protocol and the Amendment to the Macau Special Administrative Region.

The above-mentioned declaration is solely to make the provisions of the Protocol that had previously applied to Macau continue to so apply to the Macau Special Administrative Region.  The declaration is not purported to modify the obligations previously undertaken by Macau under the Protocol and is fully consistent with the objectives and purposes of the Protocol.  In fact, the Chinese Government had made a statement of the same nature in the note of 6 June 1997 to the Secretary-General of the United Nations concerning the continuing application of the Protocol to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.  The past two years and a half since Hong Kong's return to China saw a clear and full understanding on the part of the Parties to the Protocol of the approach adopted by the Chinese Government.

2.On 6 and 10 June 1997, the Secretary-General received communications concerning the status of Hong Kong from the Governments of the United Kingdom and China (see also note 2 under “China” and note 2 under “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland” regarding Hong Kong in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume). Upon resuming the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong, China notified the Secretary-General that the Convention with the reservation made by China will also apply to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
3.Decision reserved as to the application to the Faroe Islands.

On 24 October 2007, the Secretary-General received from the Government of Denmark a communication that it shall extend the Amendment to the Faroe Islands.

4.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
5.For the Kingdom in Europe.

In a communication received on 16 March 1992, the Government of the Netherlands notified the Secretary-General that "the Kingdom of the Netherlands accepts the Amendment . . . for Aruba, and [declares] that the provisions so accepted shall be observed in their entirety."

6.See also note 1 under “New Zealand” regarding Tokelau in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
7.In respect of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Gibraltar.

Subsequently, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland notified the Secretary-General that the amendment shall extend to the following territories on the dates indicated hereinafter:

2

Date of the notification:Territorial application:
8 September 1993Hong Kong, British Antarctic Territory and the Bailiwick of Guernsey
4 January 1995The Bailiwick of Jersey
30 October 1995The British Virgin Islands