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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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."
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."
For the Kingdom in Europe.
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.”
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.