CHAPTER XIX
COMMODITIES
49International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives, 2015Geneva, 9 October 2015provisionally on 1 January 2017, in accordance with article 31(2).1 January 2017, No. 54201Signatories13Parties15<a href="https://treaties.un.org/doc/Treaties/2015/10/20151009%2010-35%20AM/Ch_XIX-49.pdf" target = "_ blank">Certified true copy</a> C.N.684.2015.TREATIES-XIX.49 of 23 December 2015 (Opening for signature) and C.N.686.2015.TREATIES-XIX.49 of 23 December 2015 (Issuance of Certified True Copies); C.N.142.2017.TREATIES-XIX.49 of 22 March 2017 (Proposal of corrections to the French and Spanish authentic texts of the Agreement and to the certified true copies) and C.N.347.2017.TREATIES-XIX.49 of 5 July 2017 (Corrections); C.N.73.2018.TREATIES-XIX.49 of 12 February 2018 (Proposal of corrections to the French authentic text of the Agreement and to the Certified True Copies) and C.N.259.2018.TREATIES-XIX.49 of 21 May 2018 (Corrections). The International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives, 2015 was adopted on 9 October 2015 at the United Nations Conference for the Negotiation of a Successor Agreement to the International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives, 2005 held in Geneva from 5 to 9 October 2015. This Agreement shall be open for signature at United Nations Headquarters from 1 January 2016 until and including 31 December 2016 by parties to the International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives, 2005, and Governments invited to the United Nations Conference for the Negotiation of a Successor Agreement to the International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives, 2005.
ParticipantSignatureProvisional application(n)Ratification, Acceptance(A), Approval(AA), Accession(a), Definitive signature(s)Albania 6 Mar 2019 aAlgeria25 Oct 2016 5 Dec 2016 n12 Mar 2018 Argentina23 Dec 2016 28 Sep 2017 nEgypt 3 May 2018 aEuropean Union18 Nov 2016 1 Dec 2016 n27 Jun 2019 AAGeorgia 9 Nov 2019 aIran (Islamic Republic of)30 Dec 2016 24 Oct 2018 Israel29 Dec 2016 22 Nov 2017 Jordan22 Dec 2016 19 Apr 2017 Lebanon 2 Dec 2016 7 Jul 2017 ALibya29 Dec 2016 6 Apr 2017 nMontenegro23 Dec 2016 21 Jul 2017 Morocco27 Jul 2016 23 Dec 2016 nState of Palestine 9 Apr 2017 aTunisia23 Sep 2016 23 Sep 2016 Turkey14 Sep 2016 21 Jun 2017 Uruguay18 Oct 2016 28 Dec 2017 Uzbekistan31 Aug 2021 a
ArgentinaInterpretative declaration:The Argentine Republic declares that protection for geographical indications is established in the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement of the World Trade Organization (WTO). This does not imply binding commitments to extend to other products the broad protection that TRIPS provides for wines and spirits.The Argentine Republic notes that no obligation that it may assume pursuant to the implementation of the Agreement, or subsequently, will prejudice its position on this matter in various multilateral forums, in particular WTO, or in other trade negotiations.The Argentine Republic also understands that the provisions of article 20 of the 2015 Agreement, regarding geographical indications, should be interpreted in accordance with the standards in the TRIPS Agreement to mean that each member shall provide the legal means to prevent the use of any means in the designation or presentation of a good that indicates or suggests that it originates in a geographical area other than the true place of origin in a manner which misleads the public as to the geographical origin of the good.Furthermore, the Argentine Republic interprets that the provisions of article 20 of the 2015 Agreement do not detract from the rights of members of the International Olive Council to protect geographical indications in accordance with their respective legal systems or practices, or prejudice or impair rights already acquired.The Argentine Republic declares that the negotiations held pursuant to this Agreement, in order to establish a mechanism for the protection of geographical indications for products covered by the Agreement, should guarantee a commercially fair and balanced outcome that benefits all members ofthe International Olive Council. It undertakes to participate on that basis.__________Furthermore, the Argentine Republic notified the Secretary-General that, in accordance with article 30 of the Agreement, the Republic of Argentina applies the Agreement provisionally as of 1 January 2017.Georgia<right>9 November 2019</right>Declaration made upon accession:Georgia declares that for the period of temporary occupation of parts of the territory of Georgia – the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region – as a result of military aggression by the Russian Federation and until the complete restoration of the constitutional law and order and effective control by Georgia over such occupied territories, the application and implementation by Georgia of the obligations under the Agreement, as applied to the aforementioned occupied and uncontrolled territories of Georgia, is limited and is not guaranteed.