CHAPTER XIX
COMMODITIES
46International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006Geneva, 27 January 2006definitively on 7 December 2011, in accordance with article 39(1).7 December 2011, No. 49197Signatories60Parties74United Nations,<i>Treaty Series</i>,vol. 2797, p.75; Doc.<a href="/doc/source/docs/tdtimber3d12_en.pdf" target="_blank"> TD/TIMBER.3/12</a>.The above Agreement was adopted on 27 January 2006 at Geneva by the United Nations Conference for the Negotiation of a Successor Agreement to the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 1994. In accordance with its article 36, the Agreement shall be open for signature at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 3 April 2006 until one month after the date of its entry into force, by Governments invited to the United Nations Conference for the Negotiation of a Successor Agreement to the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 1994. 3 December 2021 Extension of the Agreement until 6 December 2026.
ParticipantSignatureProvisional application(n)Approval(AA), Acceptance(A), Accession(a), Ratification, Definitive signature(s)Albania26 Oct 2011 sAustralia30 Jun 2008 24 Sep 2008 Austria23 Oct 2009 3 Feb 2010 Belgium25 Apr 2008 25 Apr 2008 n28 Jul 2015 Benin 7 Dec 2011 7 Dec 2011 Brazil 9 Sep 2010 18 Oct 2013 Bulgaria26 Nov 2008 17 Dec 2009 Cambodia 3 Feb 2009 15 Jul 2009 ACameroon13 Feb 2007 21 Aug 2009 Canada<superscript>1</superscript>[ 2 Mar 2009 ][19 Nov 2009 ]Central African Republic 1 May 2008 4 Nov 2014 AChina28 May 2008 14 Dec 2009 AAColombia 3 May 2007 15 Mar 2013 Congo31 Jul 2008 2 Dec 2010 ACosta Rica 1 Nov 2013 aCôte d'Ivoire31 Oct 2008 31 Oct 2008 AACroatia28 Apr 2015 aCyprus 9 Jul 2010 9 Jul 2010 Czech Republic23 Sep 2008 17 Dec 2009 Democratic Republic of the Congo21 Jul 2010 sDenmark<superscript>2</superscript>18 Nov 2009 sEcuador24 May 2007 5 Nov 2008 Estonia23 Sep 2009 9 Aug 2011 European Union<superscript>3</superscript> 2 Nov 2007 2 Nov 2007 n28 Mar 2012 AAFiji23 Apr 2010 23 Apr 2010 Finland19 Feb 2008 17 Dec 2009 AFrance 7 Nov 2008 7 Apr 2010 AAGabon11 Nov 2008 11 Nov 2008 AGermany17 Dec 2009 17 Dec 2009 AAGhana 7 Oct 2008 sGreece29 Oct 2007 21 Oct 2011 Guatemala14 Jul 2006 3 Feb 2011 Guyana 2 Dec 2008 sHonduras30 Jul 2008 14 Nov 2011 Hungary 1 Jun 2010 28 Mar 2012 AAIndia23 Apr 2008 25 Jul 2008 Indonesia 7 Apr 2006 31 Mar 2009 Ireland26 Jun 2009 17 Dec 2009 Italy26 Jun 2008 23 Sep 2009 Japan16 Feb 2007 31 Aug 2007 ALatvia 9 Dec 2010 15 Dec 2010 AALiberia 3 Nov 2008 3 Nov 2008 ALithuania30 Apr 2008 17 Dec 2009 Luxembourg10 Sep 2009 7 Jul 2010 Madagascar19 Sep 2006 27 Oct 2016 Malaysia28 Mar 2007 28 Sep 2007 Mali24 Sep 2009 25 Oct 2010 Malta18 Nov 2010 sMexico25 Jul 2007 6 Mar 2008 Mozambique 5 Nov 2012 aMyanmar 5 Aug 2011 12 Sep 2011 Netherlands<superscript>4</superscript> 4 Dec 2007 30 Sep 2009 ANew Zealand<superscript>5</superscript> 6 Mar 2008 13 Oct 2008 Nigeria14 Nov 2011 Norway13 Sep 2006 3 Sep 2008 Panama 8 Dec 2006 14 Feb 2008 Papua New Guinea16 Dec 2010 16 Dec 2010 Paraguay28 Sep 2010 Peru30 Jan 2008 16 Jun 2010 Philippines29 Sep 2008 8 Jul 2009 Poland 5 Nov 2010 5 Nov 2010 Portugal 9 Jun 2008 17 Dec 2009 Republic of Korea 3 Feb 2009 sRomania25 Sep 2008 17 Dec 2009 Slovakia 6 Mar 2009 17 Dec 2009 Slovenia15 Dec 2008 17 Dec 2009 Spain23 Sep 2008 17 Dec 2009 Suriname28 Feb 2014 aSweden28 Oct 2008 28 Oct 2008 Switzerland13 Dec 2006 27 Apr 2007 Thailand 1 Sep 2015 aTogo21 Apr 2006 16 Nov 2009 ATrinidad and Tobago 5 Nov 2012 aUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland<superscript>6</superscript>21 Dec 2007 21 Dec 2007 n 5 Mar 2009 United States of America27 Apr 2007 sVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)10 Oct 2018 aViet Nam10 Apr 2014 a
Declarations and Reservations (Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made upon ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.)BrazilInterpretative declaration:“For the purpose of this Article, illegal logging means an activity, or a series of activities, considered a contravention to the national law of a producer country and therefore must be addressed exclusively within the exercise of the law enforcement prerogative of that State.”ChinaDeclaration in respect of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Macao Special Administrative Region:In accordance with the provisions of Article 138 of the Basic Law of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China and Article 153 of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, the Government of the People’s Republic of China decides that the Agreement shall apply to the Macao Special Administrative Regionof the People’s Republic of China, and unless otherwise notified by the Government, shall not apply to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China.ColombiaDeclaration:The Colombian Government, in line with the provisions of the Political Constitution and its obligations under international human rights law, declares that, the right to prior consultation shall be fully respected when, in the course of implementation of the Agreement, any decisions concerning legislative or administrative measures, actions, plans, programmes, projects or other tasks pursued in the framework of the International Tropical Timber Organization that could directly affect one or more indigenous or Afro-Colombian communities are adopted.European UnionDeclaration 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.”1 In a communication received on 14 January 2013, the Government of Canada informed the Secretary-General of the withdrawal of Canada form the Agreement effective on 14 April 2013.2On 18 November 2009, upon its definitive signature to the Agreement, the Government of Denmark informed the Secretary-General that "the signature does not apply to the Faroe Islands and Greenland."3<i>In its notification of provisional application, the European Community notified the Secretary-General that:</i> "... the Community will provisionally apply the International Tropical Timber Agreement 2006, from the date on which it enters into force." 4For the Kingdom in Europe.5In a communication received on 13 October 2008, the Government of New Zealand informed the Secretary-General of the following: “... consistent with the constitutional status of Tokelau and taking into account the commitment of the Government of New Zealand to the development of self-government for Tokelau through an act of self-determination under the Charter of the United Nations, this ratification shall not extend to Tokelau unless and until a Declaration to this effect is lodged by the Government of New Zealand with the Depositary on the basis of appropriate consultation with that territory.”6<i>In its notification of provisional application the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland notified the Secretary-General of the followling:</i> “… that the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will provisionally apply the Agreement in accordance with its laws and regulations with effect from its entry into force.