CHAPTER XXVII
ENVIRONMENT
1lAmendments to the Text of and Annexes Other than III and VII to the 1998 Protocol on Heavy MetalsGeneva, 13 December 2012in accordance with article 13(3) of the Protocol which reads as follows: "Amendments to the present Protocol and to annexes I, II, IV, V and VI 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".Parties22 C.N.709.2013.TREATIES-XXVII.1.l of 11 October 2013 (Amendments to the Text of and Annexes Other than III and VII to the 1998 Protocol on Heavy Metals).
ParticipantAcceptance(A)Austria20 May 2021 ACroatia 6 Apr 2018 ACyprus 9 Jul 2018 ACzech Republic22 Nov 2017 ADenmark29 Apr 2016 AEstonia21 May 2018 AEuropean Union24 Jun 2016 AFinland20 Dec 2016 AFrance13 Sep 2021 AGermany22 Sep 2017 AIreland 9 Mar 2021 ALithuania22 Jun 2017 ALuxembourg14 May 2015 ANetherlands<superscript>1</superscript> 4 Jun 2015 APortugal13 Sep 2021 ARomania15 May 2018 ASlovakia25 Sep 2017 ASpain19 Mar 2018 ASweden16 Nov 2015 ASwitzerland24 Oct 2017 AUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland12 Oct 2018 AUnited States of America19 Mar 2015 A
SwitzerlandDeclaration:In accordance with article 15 (3) of the Protocol as amended, Switzerland declares that it does not wish to be bound by the procedure laid out in article 13 (5 <i>ter</i>) on the amendment to annexes II, IV, V and VI.United States of AmericaDeclaration:“The United States hereby declares, pursuant to Article 15, paragraph 3, of the Protocol as amended, that it does not intend to be bound by the procedures set out in Article 13, paragraph 5ter, as regards the amendment of annexes II, IV, V, and VI.”1For the European part of the Netherlands