Scope Of The International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006

Original Language Title: Geltungsbereich des Internationalen Tropenholz-├ťbereinkommens von 2006

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21. Representing the Federal Chancellor concerning the scope of the International Tropical Timber Agreement 2006

According to communications from the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the following countries have: international organisations, their accession or Approval certificates for the International Tropical Timber Agreement of 2006 (BGBl. III N ┬░ 11/2012):

States or International organisations:

Date of deposit of accession and/or Approval certificate:

European Union

28 March 2012

Mozambique

5 November 2012

Trinidad and Tobago

5 November 2012

Hungary

28 March 2012

As a result of its approval, the European Union has confirmed the declaration made at the time of the signing, which reads as follows:

In accordance with Article 36 (3) of the International Tropical Timber Agreement of 2006, the declaration in respect of the areas covered by the Convention indicates the powers conferred on them by the Member States of the European Community .

The European Community declares that, in accordance with the Treaty establishing the European Community, it shall:

-has exclusive competence, within the framework of the common commercial policy, for trade matters affected by the Convention; and

-in the environmental field and in the area of development cooperation, responsibilities are shared with the Member States.

The scope and exercise of the powers of the European Community are naturally evolving constantly, and the European Community will supplement or amend this declaration, if necessary, in accordance with Article 36 (3) of the Convention.

According to a further note from the Secretary-General, Canada has 14. In accordance with Article 41 (2) of the Convention, the resignation will take effect on 14 April 2013.

Faymann