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CHAPTER XIX
COMMODITIES
35 . Terms of Reference of the International Copper Study Group
Geneva, 24 February 1989
Entry into force
:
23 January 1992, in accordance with article 22(d).
Registration :
23 January 1992, No. 28603
Status :
Parties : 21. 1
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 1662, p. 229 and depositary notification C.N.314.1992.TREATIES-7 of 16 November 1992 (amendments to paragraphs 13 and 14); C.N.505.2005.TREATIES- of 29 June 2005 [Entry into force of the amendment to paragraph 15 (A) of the Terms of reference]2.
Note :
The Terms of Reference, of which the Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish texts are equally authentic, were adopted on 24 February 1989 by the United Nations Conference on Copper, 1988 which met in Geneva from 13 to 24 June 1988 and from 20 to 24 February 1989.  The terms of reference are open to acceptance at the Headquarters of the United Nations in  New York.
Subsequently, the International Copper Study Group took the following decision:
Date of decision: Subject:
7-9 June 1999 Extension until 30 June 2000 of the time-limit for the deposit of notifications of definitive acceptance by Belgium and Luxembourg .
Participant
Provisional acceptance
Definitive acceptance
Argentina
18 Apr 2001
 
Belgium
 6 Nov 1991
14 Oct 1999
Brazil
   9 Dec 2009
Canada 1
  [19 Jun 1992 ]
Chile
29 Jun 1990
25 Oct 1994
China
  12 Jul 1990
European Union
   6 Nov 1991
Finland
  19 Jun 1990
France
26 Nov 1991
 7 Aug 1992
Germany
22 Jan 1992
16 Dec 1992
Greece
29 Jun 1990
11 May 1993
India
  30 Jul 1997
Indonesia 1
  [30 Jul 1992 ]
Italy
15 May 1992
 
Japan 1
  [12 Nov 2004 ]
Luxembourg
  14 Oct 1999
Mexico
   3 Apr 1995
Netherlands 3
  [  6 Nov 1991 ]
Norway 1
  [27 Feb 1991 ]
Peru
28 Jun 1990
16 May 1995
Philippines 1
[13 Jan 1992 ]
[10 Sep 1993 ]
Poland
29 Jun 1990
 6 Feb 1991
Portugal
   6 Nov 1991
Russian Federation
  21 Jan 1997
Serbia 4
  23 May 2000
Spain
 6 Nov 1991
 1 Feb 1994
Sweden
  24 Jun 2009
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1
  [17 Mar 2000 ]
United States of America
15 Mar 1990
11 Nov 1994
Zambia
  18 Nov 1992
End Note
1.In accordance with article 23 (3) of the Terms of Reference, the following Governments notified the Secretary-General that they had decided to withdraw from the International Copper Study Group as from the dates indicated hereinafter:

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Participant:Date of notification:Date of effect:
Philippines4 Dec 19952 Feb 1996
Norway14 July 200012 Sep 2000
Japan31 Oct 200230 Dec 2002
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland22 July 200320 Sep 2003
Indonesia31 July 200329 Sep 2003
Canada29 Sep 200328 Nov 2003
Netherlands1 July 201022 June 2010

2.At the Group’s 3rd Special session held from 16-17 March 2005 in Lisbon, the members of the International Copper Study Group decided by consensus (See Annex B - Decision) to amend paragraph 15 (a) of the above-mentioned Terms of Reference pursuant to article 21 thereof.  In accordance with paragraph 2 of the above Decision, the amendment to paragraph 15 (a) entered into force for all parties immediately and apply to member assessments for 2006 and future years.
3.For the Kingdom in Europe.
4.See note 1 under “former Yugoslavia”, and note 1 under “Yugoslavia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.