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CHAPTER XXVII
ENVIRONMENT
2 .c Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
Copenhagen, 25 November 1992
Entry into force
:
14 June 1994, in accordance with article 3(1)of the amendment.
Registration :
14 June 1994, No. 26369
Status :
Parties : 197
Text :
United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1785, p. 517; Annex III of the Report of the Fourth Meeting (UNEP/OzL.Pro.4/15); depositary notifications C.N.200.1993.TREATIES-2 of 17 September 1993 (procès-verbal of rectification of the English authentic text of the amendment); C.N.96.1994.TREATIES-3 of 16 August 1994 (procès-verbal of rectification of the authentic Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish texts); and C.N.279.1994.TREATIES-8 of 14 December 1994 (procès-verbal of rectification of the authentic Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish texts).
Note :
The amendment was adopted by Decision IV/4 (amendment) at the Fourth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, which was held in Copenhagen from 23 to 25 November 1992.
Participant
Ratification, Acceptance(A), Approval(AA), Accession(a), Succession(d)
Afghanistan
17 Jun 2004 a
Albania
25 May 2006 a
Algeria
31 May 2000
Andorra
26 Jan 2009 a
Angola
21 Jun 2011 a
Antigua and Barbuda
19 Jul 1993 a
Argentina
20 Apr 1995 a
Armenia
26 Nov 2003 a
Australia
30 Jun 1994 A
Austria
19 Sep 1996 A
Azerbaijan
12 Jun 1996 a
Bahamas
 4 May 1993 a
Bahrain
13 Mar 2001
Bangladesh
27 Nov 2000 A
Barbados
20 Jul 1994 A
Belarus
13 Mar 2007 A
Belgium
 7 Aug 1997
Belize
 9 Jan 1998 a
Benin
21 Jun 2000
Bhutan
23 Aug 2004 a
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
 3 Oct 1994 a
Bosnia and Herzegovina
11 Aug 2003 a
Botswana
13 May 1997 a
Brazil
25 Jun 1997
Brunei Darussalam
 3 Mar 2009 a
Bulgaria
28 Apr 1999
Burkina Faso
12 Dec 1995
Burundi
18 Oct 2001 A
Cabo Verde
31 Jul 2001 a
Cambodia
31 Jan 2007 a
Cameroon
25 Jun 1996 A
Canada
16 Mar 1994
Central African Republic
29 May 2008
Chad
30 May 2001
Chile
14 Jan 1994
China 1
22 Apr 2003 a
Colombia
 5 Aug 1997 A
Comoros
 2 Dec 2002 a
Congo
19 Oct 2001 a
Cook Islands
22 Dec 2003 a
Costa Rica
11 Nov 1998
Côte d'Ivoire
 8 Oct 2003
Croatia
11 Feb 1997
Cuba
19 Oct 1998 AA
Cyprus
 2 Jun 2003 A
Czech Republic
18 Dec 1996 a
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
17 Jun 1999 a
Democratic Republic of the Congo
30 Nov 1994 a
Denmark 2
21 Dec 1993 A
Djibouti
30 Jul 1999 a
Dominica
 7 Mar 2006 a
Dominican Republic
24 Dec 2001 a
Ecuador
24 Nov 1993 A
Egypt
28 Jun 1994
El Salvador
 8 Dec 2000 a
Equatorial Guinea
11 Jul 2007 a
Eritrea
 5 Jul 2005 a
Estonia
12 Apr 1999
Ethiopia
25 Nov 2009
European Union
20 Nov 1995 AA
Fiji
17 May 2000 a
Finland
16 Nov 1993 A
France
 3 Jan 1996 AA
Gabon
 4 Dec 2000 a
Gambia
30 Apr 2008
Georgia
12 Jul 2000 a
Germany
28 Dec 1993
Ghana
 9 Apr 2001
Greece
30 Jan 1995
Grenada
20 May 1999 a
Guatemala
21 Jan 2002 a
Guinea
28 Feb 2012 a
Guinea-Bissau
12 Nov 2002 a
Guyana
23 Jul 1999 A
Haiti
29 Mar 2000 a
Holy See
 5 May 2008 a
Honduras
24 Jan 2002
Hungary
17 May 1994 a
Iceland
15 Mar 1994
India
 3 Mar 2003 a
Indonesia
10 Dec 1998 a
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
 4 Aug 1997 A
Iraq
25 Jun 2008 a
Ireland
16 Apr 1996 A
Israel
 5 Apr 1995
Italy
 4 Jan 1995
Jamaica
 6 Nov 1997
Japan
20 Dec 1994 A
Jordan
30 Jun 1995
Kazakhstan
28 Jun 2011 a
Kenya
27 Sep 1994
Kiribati
 9 Aug 2004 a
Kuwait
22 Jul 1994 a
Kyrgyzstan
13 May 2003
Lao People's Democratic Republic
28 Jun 2006 a
Latvia
 2 Nov 1998 a
Lebanon
31 Jul 2000 a
Lesotho
15 Apr 2010 a
Liberia
15 Jan 1996 a
Libya
24 Sep 2004 a
Liechtenstein
22 Nov 1996 a
Lithuania
 3 Feb 1998
Luxembourg
 9 May 1994
Madagascar
16 Jan 2002 a
Malawi
28 Feb 1994 A
Malaysia
 5 Aug 1993 a
Maldives
27 Sep 2001
Mali
 7 Mar 2003 A
Malta
22 Dec 2003 A
Marshall Islands
24 May 1993 a
Mauritania
22 Jul 2005 A
Mauritius
30 Nov 1993
Mexico
16 Sep 1994 A
Micronesia (Federated States of)
27 Nov 2001 a
Monaco
15 Jun 1999 A
Mongolia
 7 Mar 1996 a
Montenegro 3
23 Oct 2006 d
Morocco
28 Dec 1995 a
Mozambique
 9 Sep 1994 a
Myanmar
22 May 2009 a
Namibia
28 Jul 2003 A
Nauru
10 Sep 2004 a
Nepal
18 May 2012 a
Netherlands
25 Apr 1994 A
New Zealand 4
 4 Jun 1993
Nicaragua
13 Dec 1999
Niger
 8 Oct 1999
Nigeria
27 Sep 2001
Niue
22 Dec 2003 a
Norway
 3 Sep 1993
Oman
 5 Aug 1999 a
Pakistan
17 Feb 1995
Palau
29 May 2001 a
Panama
 4 Oct 1996 a
Papua New Guinea
 7 Oct 2003 a
Paraguay
27 Apr 2001
Peru
 7 Jun 1999 a
Philippines
15 Jun 2001
Poland
 2 Oct 1996 a
Portugal
24 Feb 1998
Qatar
22 Jan 1996 a
Republic of Korea
 2 Dec 1994 A
Republic of Moldova
25 Jun 2001 a
Romania
28 Nov 2000 A
Russian Federation
14 Dec 2005 A
Rwanda
 7 Jan 2004 a
Samoa
 4 Oct 2001 A
San Marino
23 Apr 2009 a
Sao Tome and Principe
19 Nov 2001 a
Saudi Arabia
 1 Mar 1993 a
Senegal
12 Aug 1999 a
Serbia
22 Mar 2005 a
Seychelles
27 May 1993
Sierra Leone
29 Aug 2001 a
Singapore
22 Sep 2000 a
Slovakia
 8 Jan 1998 a
Slovenia
13 Nov 1998 A
Solomon Islands
17 Aug 1999 a
Somalia
 1 Aug 2001 a
South Africa
13 Mar 2001 a
South Sudan
16 Oct 2012 a
Spain
 5 Jun 1995 A
Sri Lanka
 7 Jul 1997 a
St. Kitts and Nevis
19 May 1994 a
St. Lucia
24 Aug 1999 a
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
 2 Dec 1996 a
Sudan
 2 Jan 2002 a
Suriname
29 Mar 2006 a
Swaziland
16 Dec 2005 a
Sweden
 9 Aug 1993
Switzerland
16 Sep 1996
Syrian Arab Republic
30 Nov 1999 a
Tajikistan
 7 May 2009 a
Thailand
 1 Dec 1995
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
 9 Nov 1998
Timor-Leste
16 Sep 2009 a
Togo
 6 Jul 1998 A
Tonga
26 Nov 2003
Trinidad and Tobago
10 Jun 1999
Tunisia
 2 Feb 1995 a
Turkey
10 Nov 1995
Turkmenistan
28 Mar 2008 a
Tuvalu
31 Aug 2000 A
Uganda
22 Nov 1999 a
Ukraine
 4 Apr 2002
United Arab Emirates
16 Feb 2005 a
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 5
 4 Jan 1995
United Republic of Tanzania
 6 Dec 2002
United States of America
 2 Mar 1994
Uruguay
 3 Jul 1997 a
Uzbekistan
10 Jun 1998 a
Vanuatu
21 Nov 1994 A
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
10 Dec 1997
Viet Nam
26 Jan 1994 a
Yemen
23 Apr 2001 a
Zambia
11 Oct 2007 a
Zimbabwe
 3 Jun 1994
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made
upon ratification, acceptance, approval, accession or succession.)
Holy See

Declaration:
       “In acceding to the Vienna Convention on the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, as well as its four Amendments: London (1990), Copenhagen (1992), Montreal (1997) and Beijing (1999), the Holy See desires to encourage the entire International Community to be resolute in promoting authentic cooperation between politics, science and economics. Such cooperation, as has been shown in the case of the ozone regime, can achieve important outcomes, which make it simultaneously possible to safeguard creation, to promote integral human development and to care for the common good, in a spirit of responsible solidarity and with profound positive repercussions for present and future generations.
       In conformity with its own nature and with the particular character of Vatican City State, the Holy See, by means of the solemn act of accession, intends to give its own moral support to the commitment of States to the correct and effective implementation of the Treaties in question and to the attaining of the mentioned objectives. To this end, it expresses the wish that by recognizing ‘the signs of [an economic growth] that has not always been able to protect the delicate balances of nature’ (Homily of Pope Benedict XVI at Loreto, 2 September 2007), all actors will intensify the aforesaid cooperation and strengthen ‘the alliance between man and the environment, which must mirror the creative love of God, from whom we come and to whom we are bound’(Benedict XVI, After the Angelus, 16 September 2007).”

End Note
1.Upon accession the Government of China communicated the  following:

In accordance with the provision of article 138 of the Basic Law of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China of 1993, the Government of the People's Republic of China decides that the Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer adopted in Copenhagen on 25 November 1992 shall apply to the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

The Government of the People's Republic of China also decides that the above-mentioned Amendment will continue to be implemented in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

On that same date, the Government of China declared the following:

The Government of the People's Republic of China would like to restate that the provision of article 5 of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer of 16 September 1987 and the provision of paragraph 1, article 5 of the Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer adopted in London on 29 June 1990 will not apply to the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

2.With reservation of application to the Faroe Islands.

On 24 October 2007, the Secretary-General received from the Government of Denmark a communication that it shall extend the Amendment to the Faroe Islands.

3.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
4.With extension to Tokelau.
5.In respect of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Bailiwick of Jersey.

Subsequently, in a communication received on 30 October 1995, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland notified the Secretary-General that the amendment shall apply to the British Virgin Islands and Hong Kong, for whose international relations the Government of the United Kingdom is responsible.

In this regard, the Secretary-General received, on 6 and 10 June 1999, communications concerning the status of Hong Kong from China and the United Kingdom (see also note 2 under “China” and note 2 under “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland” regarding Hong Kong in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume).  Upon resuming the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong, China notified the Secretary-General that the Convention will also apply to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.