CHAPTER XXVII
ENVIRONMENT
1iAmendments to the Text and to Annexes I, II, III, IV, VI and VIII to the 1998 Protocol on Persistent Organic PollutantsGeneva, 18 December 2009in accordance with article 14(3) of the Protocol which reads as follows: "Amendments to the present Protocol and to annexes I to IV, VI and VIII shall be adopted by consensus of the Parties present at a session of the Executive Body, and shall enter into force for the Parties which have accepted them on the ninetieth day after the date on which two thirds of the Parties have deposited with the Depositary their instruments of acceptance thereof. Amendments shall enter into force for any other Party on the ninetieth day after the date on which that Party has deposited its instrument of acceptance thereof..Parties21C.N.555.2010.TREATIES-3 of 14 September 2010 (Amendments to the text and to Annexes I, II, III, IV, VI and VII to the Protocol)
ParticipantAcceptance(A)Austria 6 Apr 2021 ACanada23 Nov 2011 ACroatia 6 Apr 2018 ACyprus 5 Mar 2013 ACzech Republic22 Nov 2017 ADenmark29 Apr 2016 AEstonia15 Nov 2017 AEuropean Union24 Jun 2016 AFinland20 Dec 2016 AGermany22 Sep 2017 AIreland 9 Mar 2021 ALithuania22 Jun 2017 ALuxembourg17 Aug 2011 ANetherlands<superscript>1</superscript>15 Mar 2012 ANorway26 Mar 2012 ARomania25 May 2012 ASlovakia25 May 2017 ASpain19 Mar 2018 ASweden16 Nov 2015 ASwitzerland30 Nov 2018 AUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland12 Oct 2018 A
Declarations and Reservations (Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations were made upon ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.)CanadaDeclaration:“[The Government of Canada] declares that it does not intend to be bound by the procedures set out in article 14, paragraph 5 ter as regards the amendment of annexes I to IV, VI and VIII of that Protocol.”EstoniaDeclaration“… in accordance with Article 3, paragraph 5, subparagraph a of the Protocol, Estonia declares that the reference year for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) shall be 1996…”NorwayDeclaration“With reference to article 3 no 5 litra (a) and annex III, Norway hereby declares that the reference year for PCB should be 2005.”SwitzerlandDeclaration:Switzerland, in line with article 16 paragraph 3 of the revised protocol, declares its intention to treat further amendments to the protocol according to the ordinary procedure for acceptance, as previously handled.1For the European part of the Netherlands