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CHAPTER XIX
COMMODITIES
44 . International Cocoa Agreement, 2001
Geneva, 2 March 2001
Entry into force
:
provisionally on 1 October 2003, in accordance with article 58(3) and definitively on 2 November 2005, in accordance with article 58(1)which read as follows. "1. This Agreement shall enter into force definitively on 1 October 2003, or any time thereafter, if by such date Governments representing at least five exporting countries accounting for at least 80 per cent of the total exports of countries listed in Annex A and Government representing importing countries having at least 60 per cent of total imports as set out in annex B have deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with the depositary. It shall also enter into force definitively once it has entered into force provisionally and these percentage requirements are satisfied by the deposit of instruments or ratification, acceptance, approval or accession. 2. This Agreement shall enter into force provisionally on 1 January 2002 if by such date Governments representing at least five exporting countries accounting for at least 80 per cent of the total exports of countries listed in annex A and Governments representing importing countries having at least 60 per cent of total imports as set out in annex B have deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, or have notified the depositary that they will apply this Agreement provisionally when it enters into force. Such Governments shall be provisional Members. 3. If the requirements for entry into force under paragraph 1 or paragraph 2 of this article have not been met by 1 September 2002, the Secretary-General of the United Nations shall, at the earliest time practical, convene a meeting of those governments which have deposited instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, or have notified the depositary that they will apply this Agreement provisionally. These governments may decide whether to put this Agreement into force definitively or provisionally among themselves, in whole or in part, on such date as they may determine or to adopt any other arrangement as they may deem necessary. 4. For a Government on whose behalf an instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession or a notification of provisional application is deposited after the entry into force of this Agreement in accordance with paragraph 1, paragraph 2 or paragraph 3 of this article, the instrument or notification shall take effect on the date of such deposit and, with regard to notification of provisional application, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 of article 57.". 1
Registration :
1 October 2003, No. 39640
Status :
Signatories : 11. Parties : 20
Text :
United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2229, p. 2;
Doc.TD/COCOA.9/7.
Note :
The Agreement was adopted on 2 March 2001 at Geneva by the United Nations Conference on Cocoa, 2000. In accordance with its article 54, the Agreement will be opened for signature at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 1 May 2001 until 31 December 2002, by parties to the International Cocoa Agreement, 1993, and Governments invited to the United Nations Cocoa Conference, 2000.
At it thirty-first special session, which was held in London from 16-17 January 2008, the International Cocoa Council, exercising the power conferred upon it by Article 63 (3) of the International Cocoa Agreement, 2001, decided to extend the Agreement in whole for a period of two years from 1 October 2008 until 30 September 2010.
Further, International Cocoa Council took the following decision:
Date of decision: Subject:
11 to 14 March 2003 Extension until 30 September 2010 of the period for signature.

4 June 2003 Provisional entry into force of the Agreement on 1 October 2003.1

9 to 12 September 2003 Extension until 30 September 2010 of the time-limit for the deposit of instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval.
23 to 26 March 2010  Extension of the Agreement in whole for a period of two years from 1 October 2010 until 30 September 2012.
Participant
Signature
Provisional application(n)
Ratification, Acceptance(A), Approval(AA), Accession(a)
Brazil
20 Nov 2001
  24 Sep 2004
Cameroon
 5 Oct 2001
  30 Jun 2003
Côte d'Ivoire 2
 6 Nov 2001
  14 Nov 2002
Cyprus
     2 Sep 2010 a
Dominican Republic
22 May 2003
   2 Nov 2005
Ecuador
    13 Oct 2003 a
European Union
12 Dec 2002
  12 Dec 2002 AA
Gabon
    25 Feb 2003 a
Ghana
17 Jun 2002
  21 Feb 2003
Malaysia 2
16 May 2002
16 May 2002 n
 
Nicaragua 2
     3 Aug 2009 a
Nigeria
    11 Mar 2003 a
Papua New Guinea 2
 8 Aug 2003
  27 Sep 2004
Russian Federation 3
    24 Dec 2002 a
Sierra Leone
     4 Oct 2010 a
Slovakia
 4 Dec 2002
  28 Mar 2003 AA
Switzerland
17 Dec 2002
   3 Jun 2003
Togo 2
26 Oct 2001
26 Oct 2001 n
 
Trinidad and Tobago
    17 Feb 2004 a
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    20 Apr 2005 a
End Note
1.In accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 58 of the Agreement, a meeting of Governments and an international organization  held in London on 4 June 2003 decided to bring the Agreement into force as of 1 October 2003 among the Governments and the intergovernmental organization which had deposited instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, or notifications of provisional application of the Agreement.
2.As an exporting Member.
3.As an importing State.