Sanctioned: November 26, 2003.
Enacted: January 9, 2004.
The Senate and Chamber of Deputies of the Argentine Nation assembled in Congress, etc. sanction with force of Law:ARTICLE 1 Adopt Resolution A13-1, AMPLIATION OF THE GEOGRAPHIC AREA OF THE LATINAMERICAN COMMISSION ON CIVIL AVIATION FOR INCORPORATION OF OTHER STATES, adopted in Santiago .REPUBLICA DE CHILE. on 24 July 1998, whose authenticated copy is part of this law. ARTICLE 2 Contact the national executive branch.
IN THE SESSION OF THE ARGENTINE CONGRESS, IN GOOD AIRES, TO THE VEINTISEIES OF THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER OF THE YEAR DOS MIL TRES.
EDUARDO O. CHANGE. . MARCELO G. LOPEZ ARIAS. . Eduardo D. Rollano. . Juan Estrada.
AMPLIATION OF THE GEOGRAPHIC AREA OF CLAC FOR INCORPORATION OF OTHER AMERICAN STATES
CONSIDERING that Article 2 of the Statute of the Commission only allows the possibility of forming part of CLAC to States located in South America, Central America including Panama, Mexico and the Caribbean States;
CONSIDERING that this Article is part of the Constitution of the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission;
CONSIDERING that it would be desirable to make a statutory modification that would allow the incorporation of other States of America into CLAC;
CONSIDERING the benefits that this consultative forum has generated for the region, which will continue to characterize the resolutions emanating from the Commission.
CONSIDERING that expansion to the Agency at the American level would allow for greater integration among the States of the region and allow for appropriate treatment of issues of relevance to the countries of the region, the establishment of cooperation mechanisms and the overcoming of possible differences between the member States.
THE XIII ASSEMBLY OF CLAC
(1) Adopt the following Amendments to the Statute of CLAC:
(a) Replace the text of Article 2 which reads:
"They will be able to integrate the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission that will henceforth be called the Commission or CLAC, only the States located in South America, Central America including Panama, Mexico and the Caribbean States, a geographical area that will be called Latin America for the purposes of this instrument."
"They will be able to integrate the Commission referred to in Article 1, which will henceforth be called the Pan American Civil Aviation Commission, the Commission or COPAC, the States located in the American Continent and in the Caribbean, a geographical area that will be called the Region for the purposes of this instrument."
(b) Please refer to all the articles of the Statute that are necessary in order to replace the expressions "Latin American Civil Aviation Commission (CLAC)" with that of " Pan American Civil Aviation Commission (COPAC)", as well as "Latin American region" or "Latin America" by "the Region".
(2) The present amendments to the Statute of CLAC shall enter into force when the two thirds of the total number of member States have deposited the instrument of approval in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Mexican States.
(3) Once the amendments to the Statutes enter into force, as provided for in this Resolution, the Executive Committee shall immediately proceed to formulate the reforms corresponding to the Internal Rules of Meetings, with the aim of harmonizing the provisions of those two instruments and adapting them to the new denomination.
(4) The above-mentioned change of denomination does not replace or cancel the objectives and purposes statutoryly assigned to the Commission, nor the international commitments signed or acquired.