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CHAPTER XIX
COMMODITIES
46 . International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006
Geneva, 27 January 2006
Entry into force
:
definitively on 7 December 2011, in accordance with article 39(1) which reads as follows: "1. This Agreement shall enter into force definitively on 1 February 2008 or on any date thereafter, if 12 Governments of producers holding at least 60 per cent of the total votes as set out in Annex A to this Agreement and 10 Governments of consumers as listed in Annex B and accounting for 60 per cent of the global import volume of tropical timber in the reference year 2005 have signed this Agreement definitively or have ratified, accepted or approved it pursuant to article 36, paragraph 2, or article 37. 2. If this Agreement has not entered into force definitively on 1 February 2008, it shall enter into force provisionally on that date or on any date within six months thereafter if 10 Governments of producers holding at least 50 per cent of the total votes as set out in Annex A to this Agreement and seven Governments of consumers as listed in Annex B and accounting for 50 per cent of the global import volume of tropical timber in the reference year 2005 have signed this Agreement definitively or have ratified, accepted or approved it pursuant to article 36, paragraph 2 or have notified the depositary under article 38 that they will apply this Agreement provisionally.".
Registration :
7 December 2011, No. 49197
Status :
Signatories : 60. Parties : 68
Text :
United Nations,Treaty Series,vol. 2801Doc. TD/TIMBER.3/12.
Note :
The above Agreement was adopted on 27 January 2006 at Geneva by the United Nations Conference for the Negotiation of a Successor Agreement to the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 1994.  In accordance with its article 36, the Agreement shall be open for signature at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 3 April 2006 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, 1994.
Participant
Signature
Provisional application(n)
Approval(AA), Acceptance(A), Accession(a), Ratification, Definitive signature(s)
Albania
    26 Oct 2011 s
Australia
30 Jun 2008
  24 Sep 2008
Austria
23 Oct 2009
   3 Feb 2010
Belgium
25 Apr 2008
25 Apr 2008 n
 
Benin
 7 Dec 2011
   7 Dec 2011
Brazil
 9 Sep 2010
  18 Oct 2013
Bulgaria
26 Nov 2008
  17 Dec 2009
Cambodia
 3 Feb 2009
  15 Jul 2009 A
Cameroon
13 Feb 2007
  21 Aug 2009
Canada 1
[  2 Mar 2009 ]
  [19 Nov 2009 ]
Central African Republic
 1 May 2008
   
China
28 May 2008
  14 Dec 2009 AA
Colombia
 3 May 2007
  15 Mar 2013
Congo
31 Jul 2008
   2 Dec 2010 A
Costa Rica
     1 Nov 2013 a
Côte d'Ivoire
31 Oct 2008
  31 Oct 2008 AA
Cyprus
 9 Jul 2010
   9 Jul 2010
Czech Republic
23 Sep 2008
  17 Dec 2009
Democratic Republic of the Congo
    21 Jul 2010 s
Denmark 2
    18 Nov 2009 s
Ecuador
24 May 2007
   5 Nov 2008
Estonia
23 Sep 2009
   9 Aug 2011
European Union 3
 2 Nov 2007
 2 Nov 2007 n
28 Mar 2012 AA
Fiji
23 Apr 2010
  23 Apr 2010
Finland
19 Feb 2008
  17 Dec 2009 A
France
 7 Nov 2008
   7 Apr 2010 AA
Gabon
11 Nov 2008
  11 Nov 2008 A
Germany
17 Dec 2009
  17 Dec 2009 AA
Ghana
     7 Oct 2008 s
Greece
29 Oct 2007
  21 Oct 2011
Guatemala
14 Jul 2006
   3 Feb 2011
Guyana
     2 Dec 2008 s
Honduras
30 Jul 2008
  14 Nov 2011
Hungary
 1 Jun 2010
  28 Mar 2012 AA
India
23 Apr 2008
  25 Jul 2008
Indonesia
 7 Apr 2006
  31 Mar 2009
Ireland
26 Jun 2009
  17 Dec 2009
Italy
26 Jun 2008
  23 Sep 2009
Japan
16 Feb 2007
  31 Aug 2007 A
Latvia
 9 Dec 2010
  15 Dec 2010 AA
Liberia
 3 Nov 2008
   3 Nov 2008 A
Lithuania
30 Apr 2008
  17 Dec 2009
Luxembourg
10 Sep 2009
   7 Jul 2010
Madagascar
19 Sep 2006
   
Malaysia
28 Mar 2007
  28 Sep 2007
Mali
24 Sep 2009
  25 Oct 2010
Malta
    18 Nov 2010 s
Mexico
25 Jul 2007
   6 Mar 2008
Mozambique
     5 Nov 2012 a
Myanmar
 5 Aug 2011
  12 Sep 2011
Netherlands 4
 4 Dec 2007
  30 Sep 2009 A
New Zealand 5
 6 Mar 2008
  13 Oct 2008
Nigeria
14 Nov 2011
   
Norway
13 Sep 2006
   3 Sep 2008
Panama
 8 Dec 2006
  14 Feb 2008
Papua New Guinea
16 Dec 2010
  16 Dec 2010
Paraguay
28 Sep 2010
   
Peru
30 Jan 2008
  16 Jun 2010
Philippines
29 Sep 2008
   8 Jul 2009
Poland
 5 Nov 2010
   5 Nov 2010
Portugal
 9 Jun 2008
  17 Dec 2009
Republic of Korea
     3 Feb 2009 s
Romania
25 Sep 2008
  17 Dec 2009
Slovakia
 6 Mar 2009
  17 Dec 2009
Slovenia
15 Dec 2008
  17 Dec 2009
Spain
23 Sep 2008
  17 Dec 2009
Suriname
    28 Feb 2014 a
Sweden
28 Oct 2008
  28 Oct 2008
Switzerland
13 Dec 2006
  27 Apr 2007
Togo
21 Apr 2006
  16 Nov 2009 A
Trinidad and Tobago
     5 Nov 2012 a
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 6
21 Dec 2007
21 Dec 2007 n
 5 Mar 2009
United States of America
    27 Apr 2007 s
Viet Nam
    10 Apr 2014 a
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made upon ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.)
Brazil

Interpretative declaration:
       “For the purpose of this Article, illegal logging means an activity, or a series of activities, considered a contravention to the national law of a producer country and therefore must be addressed exclusively within the exercise of the law enforcement prerogative of that State.”

China

Declaration in respect of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Macao Special Administrative Region:
       In accordance with the provisions of Article 138 of the Basic Law of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China and Article 153 of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, the Government of the People’s Republic of China decides that the Agreement shall apply to the Macao Special Administrative Region
       of the People’s Republic of China, and unless otherwise notified by the Government, shall not apply to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China.

Colombia

Declaration:
       The Colombian Government, in line with the provisions of the Political Constitution and its obligations under international human rights law, declares that, the right to prior consultation shall be fully respected when, in the course of implementation of the Agreement, any decisions concerning legislative or administrative measures, actions, plans, programmes, projects or other tasks pursued in the framework of the International Tropical Timber Organization that could directly affect one or more indigenous or Afro-Colombian communities are adopted.

European Union

Declaration made upon signature and confirmed upon approval:
       “In accordance with Article 36 (3) of the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006, this declaration indicates the powers transferred to the European Community by its Member States in the matters governed by the Agreement.
       The European Community declares that, in accordance with the Treaty establishing the European Community:
       - with respect to the trade matters covered by the Agreement, the European Community has exclusive competence under the common commercial policy, and
       - the European Community shares powers with its Member States in environmental matters and in development cooperation.
       The scope and the exercise of the European Community powers are, by their nature, subject to continuous development, and the European Community will complete or amend this declaration, if necessary, in accordance with Article 36 (3) of the Agreement.”

End Note
1. In a communication received on 14 January 2013, the Government of Canada informed the Secretary-General of the withdrawal of Canada form the Agreement effective on 14 April 2013.
2.On 18 November 2009, upon its definitive signature to the Agreement, the Government of Denmark informed the Secretary-General that "the signature does not apply to the Faroe Islands and Greenland."
3.In its notification of provisional application, the European Community notified the Secretary-General that:

"... the Community will provisionally apply the International Tropical Timber Agreement 2006, from the date on which it enters into force."




4.For the Kingdom in Europe.
5.In a communication received on 13 October 2008, the Government of New Zealand informed the Secretary-General of the following:

“... consistent with the constitutional status of Tokelau and taking into account the commitment of the Government of New Zealand to the development of self-government for Tokelau through an act of self-determination under the Charter of the United Nations, this ratification shall not extend to Tokelau unless and until a Declaration to this effect is lodged by the Government of New Zealand with the Depositary on the basis of appropriate consultation with that territory.”

6.In its notification of provisional application the Government of the  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland notified the Secretary-General of the followling:

“… that the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will provisionally apply the Agreement in accordance with its laws and regulations with effect from its entry into force.