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CHAPTER XIX
COMMODITIES
39 . International Tropical Timber Agreement, 1994
Geneva, 26 January 1994
Entry into force
:
provisionally on 1 January 1997, in accordance with article 41(3). 1
Registration :
1 January 1997, No. 33484
Status :
Signatories : 49. Parties : 61
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series, vol. 1955, p. 81 and depositary notification C.N.89.1995.TREATIES-2 of 22 May 1995 (procès-verbal of rectification of the the Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish authentic texts).
Note :
The Agreement was adopted on 26 January 1994 at Geneva by the United Nations Conference on Tropical Timber, 1993. It is the successor agreement to the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 1983, which expired on 31 March 1994. It was opened for signature at United Nations Headquarters, from 1 April 1994 until one month after the date of its entry into force, by Governments invited to the United Nations Conference for the Negotiation of a Successor Agreement to the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 1983, in accordance with article 38 (1). Subsequently, the International Tropical Timber Council, at its twenty-second session, held in Bolivia, from 21 to 29 May 1997, by Decision 2 (XXII) dated 23 May 1997, established the conditions for accession to the Agreement and decided that the time limit for the deposit of instruments of accession shall be the duration of the Agreement.
Further, the International Tropical Timber Council took the following decisions:
Date of decision: Subject:

30 May 2000 Extension of the Agreement for a period of three years with effect from 1 January 2001
i.e, until 31 December 2003.

4 Nov 2002 Extension of the Agreement for a period of three years with effect from 1 January 2004
i.e, until 31 December 2006.

6-11 Nov 2006 Extension of the Agreement until the provisional or definitive entry into force of the
International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006.
Participant
Signature
Provisional application(n)
Ratification, Accession(a), Acceptance(A), Approval(AA), Definitive signature(s)
Australia
     2 Feb 1996 s
Austria
13 May 1996
  16 May 1997
Belgium
13 May 1996
13 May 1996 n
 
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
17 Aug 1995
  17 Aug 1995
Brazil
13 Dec 1996
  28 Nov 1997
Cambodia
 3 Feb 1995
   3 Feb 1995 A
Cameroon
22 Dec 1994
31 Aug 1995 n
 
Canada
 3 May 1995
  23 May 1996
Central African Republic
  23 May 1997 n
 
China
22 Feb 1996
  31 Jul 1996 AA
Colombia
 8 Nov 1995
 9 Oct 1996 n
16 Aug 1999
Congo
22 Jun 1994
25 Oct 1995 n
 
Côte d'Ivoire
 9 Sep 1996
 9 Sep 1996 n
31 Jan 1997
Democratic Republic of the Congo
17 Dec 1996
27 Mar 1997 n
 
Denmark
13 May 1996
  13 May 1996
Ecuador
 1 Jun 1994
   6 Sep 1995
Egypt
 8 Nov 1994
15 May 1996 n
13 Apr 2000
European Union
13 May 1996
13 May 1996 n
 
Fiji
27 Jan 1995
27 Jan 1995 n
 
Finland
13 May 1996
13 May 1996 n
 
France
13 May 1996
28 Oct 1996 n
17 Aug 2006 AA
Gabon
27 May 1994
 2 Aug 1995 n
 
Germany
30 Aug 1995
30 Aug 1995 n
 
Ghana
12 Jul 1995
  28 Aug 1995
Greece
13 May 1996
  13 Oct 1997
Guatemala
     3 May 2001 a
Guyana
13 Sep 1996
  27 Aug 1997
Honduras
 9 May 1995
 2 Nov 1995 n
 
India
17 Sep 1996
  17 Oct 1996
Indonesia
21 Apr 1994
  17 Feb 1995
Ireland
14 May 1996
  18 Aug 2000
Italy
 7 May 1996
  25 Jun 1998
Japan
13 Dec 1994
13 Dec 1994 n
 9 May 1995 A
Liberia
     9 Dec 1994 s
Luxembourg
13 May 1996
13 May 1996 n
 
Malaysia
14 Feb 1995
   1 Mar 1995
Mexico
    11 Mar 2004 a
Myanmar
 6 Jul 1995
  31 Jan 1996
Nepal
  23 May 1997 n
 
Netherlands 2
 6 Jul 1995
 6 Jul 1995 n
 
New Zealand
     6 Jun 1995 s
Nigeria
    28 Feb 2002 a
Norway
25 Jan 1995
   1 Feb 1995
Panama
22 Jun 1994
 4 May 1995 n
 4 Apr 1996
Papua New Guinea
28 Aug 1995
28 Aug 1995 n
13 May 1996
Peru
29 Aug 1994
 1 Jan 1997 n
21 Sep 1995
Philippines
29 Sep 1995
26 Feb 1996 n
 
Poland
    19 Dec 2006 a
Portugal
13 May 1996
   4 Nov 1999
Republic of Korea
12 Sep 1995
  12 Sep 1995
Spain
12 Jan 1996
12 Jan 1996 n
15 Jan 1997
Suriname
    24 Aug 1998 a
Sweden
13 May 1996
  13 May 1996
Switzerland
29 Aug 1995
  10 Jun 1996
Thailand
10 Apr 1996
  25 Jul 1996
Togo
12 Jul 1994
   4 Oct 1995 A
Trinidad and Tobago
    29 Dec 1998 a
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
13 May 1996
13 May 1996 n
 
United States of America
 1 Jul 1994
  14 Nov 1996 A
Vanuatu
    19 May 2000 a
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
 4 Oct 1995
   2 Mar 1998
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made upon ratification, accession, acceptance,
approval or definitive signature.)
European Union
       Declaration:
       [Same declaration, mutatis mutandis, as the one made by Italy.]

Italy

Upon signature:
       Declaration:
       "Italy interprets the terms of ITTA 1994 as follows:
       a) unless the scope of the agreement is changed pursuant to article 35, the agreement shall refer solely to tropical timber and tropical forests;
       b) any financial contribution other than the contribution to the administrative budget provided for in article 19 shall be entirely voluntary."

End Note
1.The conditions required under paragraphs 1 and 2 of article 56 of the Agreement not having been fulfilled, the Secretary-General convened on 13 September 1996 a meeting of the Governments and intergovernmental organization which had deposited instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval, or signed the Agreement definitively or had notified the provisional application of the Agreement, in accordance with its article 41 (3). At this meeting it was decided to put the Agreement into force provisionally and in whole among them as of 1 January 1997. It was also decided that the Governments of Bolivia, Liberia, Norway, Peru and Togo (which did not participate in the meeting) could notify to the Secretary-General their acceptance of the above decision and in the event of such notification, they would be deemed to apply the Agreement provisionally as of 1 January 1997. Subsequently, Peru and Norway notified the Secretary-General of their acceptance.
2.For the Kingdom in Europe.