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."
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.
For the Kingdom in Europe.