CHAPTER XXVII
ENVIRONMENT
1kAmendment of the text and annexes II to IX to the Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone and the addition of new annexes X and XIGeneva, 4 May 20127 October 2019, in accordance with article 3 which reads as follows: “In accordance with article 13, paragraph 3, of the Gothenburg Protocol, this Amendment shall enter into force on the ninetieth day after the date on which two thirds of the Parties to the Gothenburg Protocol have deposited with the Depositary their instruments of acceptance thereof”.7 October 2019, No. 21623Parties25C.N.155.2013.TREATIES-XXVII-1-h of 28 February 2013 (Adoption of Amendments to Annexes II to IX to the Protocol and addition of annexes X and XI)
ParticipantAcceptance(A)Bulgaria 7 Jun 2018 ACanada28 Nov 2017 ACroatia28 Jan 2019 ACyprus13 Mar 2019 ACzech Republic22 Nov 2017 ADenmark<superscript>1</superscript> 8 Oct 2019 AEstonia 7 Oct 2019 AEuropean Union30 Aug 2017 AFinland 7 Dec 2017 AGermany22 Sep 2017 ALatvia 5 Mar 2019 ALithuania15 Oct 2019 ALuxembourg 9 Jul 2019 AMalta 3 May 2021 ANetherlands<superscript>2</superscript>18 Oct 2017 ANorway26 Nov 2019 APortugal26 Jul 2018 ARomania15 May 2018 ASlovakia25 May 2017 ASlovenia22 Oct 2021 ASpain18 Dec 2017 ASweden16 Nov 2015 ASwitzerland24 Jul 2019 AUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 9 May 2019 AUnited States of America18 Jan 2017 A
Declarations and Reservations (Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made upon acceptance.)NorwayDeclaration:“In accordance with Article 15 paragraph 4 of the Amendment, the Government of the Kingdom of Norway declares that it does not intend to be bound by the procedures set out in article 13bis, paragraph 7, as regards the amendment of annexes IV-XI.”SwitzerlandDeclaration:Pursuant to article 15 (4) of the Protocol amended by decision 2012/2, Switzerland declares that it does not intend to be bound by the procedures set out in article 13bis, paragraph 7, relating to the automatic entry into force, as regards the amendments of annexes IV – XI.United States of AmericaDeclaration:“The United States does not accept the procedure set out in paragraph 7 of article 13bis with respect to amendments to annexes IV to XI. Accordingly, consistent with paragraph 6 of article 13bis, for amendments to these annexes the procedure set out in paragraph 3 of article 13bis will apply for the United States.”1With territorial exclusion in respect of the Faroe Islands and Greenland. See C.N.505.2019.TREATIES-XXVII.1.k of 10 October 2019. 2For the European Part of the Netherlands.