Law of 26 April 2001 approving the amendment to the International Convention for the Protection of Plants (Trb), adopted in Rome on 17 November 1997. 2000, 31)
We Beatrix, at the grace of God, Queen of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, etc. etc. etc.
All of them, who will see or hear these, saluut! do know:
In this regard, we considered that the amendment of the International Convention for the Protection of Plants, which was held in Rome on 17 November 1997, was amended as a result of the Article 91, first paragraph, of the Constitution the approval of the States-General may be required before the Kingdom can be bound by it;
In this way, we, the Council of State, and with the mean consultations of the States-General, have been well-regarded and understood to be right and to be understood by the following:
The amendment to the International Convention for the Protection of Plants, which was adopted in Rome on 17 November 1997, the text and translation of which were published in Dutch in Tractatenblad 1998, 125 and 2000, 31, is hereby approved. Netherlands.
The approval by the States-General of amendments referred to in Article XXI, fourth paragraph, of the Article 1 The Convention shall not be required if it has been accepted by two-thirds of the Contracting Parties-other than the Kingdom-unless the amendment in question deviates from the Constitution or causes it to differ in such a manner.
This Act shall enter into force from the day following the date of issuance of the Official Gazette in which it is placed.
Burdens and orders that it will be placed in the Official Gazette, and that all ministries, authorities, colleges and officials who so concern will keep their hands on the precise execution.
Issued at The Hague, 26 April 2001
The Secretary of State for Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries,
G. H. Faber
The Minister for Foreign Affairs,
J. J. van AartsenPublished on the 21st June 2001
The Minister of Justice,
A. H. Korthals