Thursday, January 21, 2021

United Arab Emirates updates its national plan for implementing the Stockholm Convention

Parties that declared, in accordance with paragraph 4 of Article 25, in their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, that any amendment to Annex A, B or C shall enter into force only upon deposit of their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with regard to such amendments: Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Botswana, Canada, China, Estonia, Guatemala, India, Mauritius, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Vanuatu and Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Any such amendments shall enter into force for those parties on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit with the depositary of their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with regard to the amendments.

Those parties that have deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with respect to amendments are indicated in the respective columns of the table above, with dates of entry into force of those amendments in each column for the Party in question.

On 19 October 2016, 10 May 2013 and 23 December 2014 respectively, Estonia, Slovakia and Spain withdrew declarations made on ratification under paragraph 4 of Article 25.

European Union, New Zealand and Serbia submitted to the depositary notifications of non-acceptance, in accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 22. As at 27 December 2016, New Zealand and Serbia had not withdrawn its notification of non-acceptance. The European Union withdrew its notification of non-acceptance of the amendment listing hexabromocyclododecane, which entered into force on 22 April 2016.

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