International Tropical Timber Agreement Of 2006

Original Language Title: Internationales Tropenholz-Übereinkommen von 2006

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International Tropical Timber Agreement 2006

[Conventions in German language (translation) see annexes]

[Conventions in English see annexes]

The instrument of ratification, signed by the Federal President and countersigned by the Federal Chancellor, was deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations on 3 February 2010; the Convention is in accordance with Article 39 (1) of the Convention of 7 December 2011. Finally entered into force.

According to communications from the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the following other States have definitively signed or ratified, adopted or approved the Convention:

Albania, Australia, Benin, Bulgaria, Bulgaria, China, Côte d' Ivoire, Denmark (excluding the Faroe Islands and Greenland), Germany, Ecuador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand (excluding Tokelau), The Netherlands (for the Kingdom of Europe), Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Togo, Czech Republic, United States of America, United Kingdom, Cyprus.

In addition, Belgium and the European Union have notified the provisional application in accordance with Article 38 of the Convention.

On the occasion of the deposit of the approval certificate, China issued the following statement:

China:

In accordance with the provisions of Art. 138 of the Basic Law of the Special Administrative Region of Macao 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, the Convention shall apply to the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and, unless the Government has otherwise stated, it shall not apply to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

On the occasion of the signing, the European Union made the following statement:

European Union:

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 responsibilities of the Member States of the European Community have been transferred.

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 and the European Community will supplement or amend this declaration, if necessary, in accordance with Article 36 (3) of the Convention.

Faymann