Rs 0.822.15 International Convention On September 26, 1906, On The Prohibition Of The Use Of White Phosphorus (Yellow) In The Matches Industry

Original Language Title: RS 0.822.15 Convention internationale du 26 septembre 1906 sur l’interdiction de l’emploi du phosphore blanc (jaune) dans l’industrie des allumettes

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0.822.15 original text International Convention on the prohibition of the use of white phosphorus (yellow) in the matches concluded at Berne on September 26, 1906 industry approved by the Federal Assembly on 19 December 1907, Instrument of ratification deposited by the Switzerland on 10 January 1908 entered into force for the Switzerland on 1 January 1912 (State on August 11, 2010) his Majesty the Emperor of Germany , King of Prussia, his Majesty the King of Denmark, the President of the French Republic, his Majesty the King of Italy, His Highness the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Duke of Nassau Royal, her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands, the Swiss federal Council, wishing to facilitate the development of the protection of workers through the adoption of common provisions, have resolved to conclude for this purpose a convention on the use of white phosphorus (yellow) in the matches industry , and named for their Plenipotentiaries, know: (follow the names of the Plenipotentiaries) which, after to be communicated their full powers, found in good and due form, have agreed on the following provisions: art. 1. the High Contracting Parties undertake to prohibit on their territory the production, the introduction and sale of matches containing white phosphorus (yellow).

Art. 2. in each of the Contracting States is responsible to take the administrative measures that would be needed to ensure its territory of the strict implementation of the provisions of this Convention.
Governments will communicate through the diplomatic laws and regulations on the matter of this Convention that are or will be implemented in their countries, as well as the reports on the application of these laws and regulations.

Art. 3. the provisions of this Convention will apply to a colony, possession or protectorate in the event that a notification to that effect would be given in his name to the federal Council Swiss by the Metropolitan Government.

Art. 4. the present Convention will be ratified and the ratifications shall be deposited in December 31, 1908 by the Swiss federal Council.
He will be trained this filing a report, a, certified copy, will be given through the diplomatic channel to each of the Contracting States.
This agreement will take effect three years after the closure of the minutes of filing.

Art. 5. Member States not signatories to this Convention are allowed to declare their membership by an Act addressed to the Swiss federal Council, who will know to each of the other Contracting States.
The time limit under art. 4 for the implementation of the present Convention is extended to five years for States parties, as well as for the colonies, possessions or protectorates, of the notification of their membership.

Art. 6 scope on August 11, 2010, this Convention may be denounced either by States signatories, States, colonies, possessions or protectorates which sign later, before the expiry of a period of five years from the closing of the record of deposit of ratifications.
It can then be denounced from year to year.
The denunciation shall have effect only a year after it will have been addressed in writing to the Swiss federal Council by the Government concerned, or, in the case of a colony, possession or protectorate, by the Metropolitan Government; the federal Council shall immediately communicate it to the Government of each of the other Contracting States.
The denunciation shall have effect only with respect to the State, colony, possession or protectorate on behalf of which it will have been addressed.
In faith whereof, the Plenipotentiaries have signed this Convention.
Made in Bern, September twenty-six thousand nine hundred and six, in a single copy, which will continue to be deposited in the archives of the Swiss Confederation and of which a certified copy in line, will be given through the diplomatic channel to each of the Contracting States.
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Scope on August 11, 2010 States parties Ratification, accession (A), Succession (S) entry into force South Africa December 6, 1910 was may 3, 1914 Germany June 12, 1908 January 1, 1912 Argentina 16 October 1936 October 16, 1941 Australia December 30, 1919 was December 30, 1924 Austria March 23, 1921 was March 23, 1926 Belgium 8 December 1922 December 8, 1927 Bulgaria November 1, 1926 November 1, 1931 Canada September 20, 1914 has 20 September

1919 Chile 28 January 1936 January 28, 1941 China December 6, 1923 has 6 December 1928 Cyprus 22 February 1968 S 16 August 1960 Ivory Coast 27 September 1968 S August 7, 1960 Denmark March 4, 1908 January 1, 1912 Faroese March 4, 1908 January 1, 1912 Egypt April 7, 1932 April 7, 1937 Spain 29 October 1909 has 29 October 1914 Estonia February 2, 1923 February 2, 1928 Fiji October 4, 1971 S October 10, 1970

13 October 1921 Finland has 13 October 1926 France December 23, 1908 January 1, 1912 New Caledonia, 26 November 1909 has 26 November 1914 French Polynesia French 15 January 1910 January 15, 1915 meeting January 15, 1910 January 15, 1915 Gambia 28 May 1968 of February 18, 1965 Hungary November 19, 1925 to November 19, 1930 India December 30, 1919 has 30 December 1924 Iran June 5, 1933 to June 5, 1938 Ireland 15 April 1926 S Israel 19 December 6, 1921 April 1968 A 19 April 1973 Italy July 6, 1910 A 6 July 1915 Japan October 14, 1921 was October 14, 1926 Luxembourg November 12, 1907 January 1, 1912 Madagascar August 12, 1968 S 26 June 1960 Mali June 8, 1968 S 22 September 1960 Malta may 16, 1966 of September 21, 1964 Morocco July 5, 1927 to July 5, 1932 Maurice 12 August 1970 S 12 March 1968 Mauritania 13 July 1968 S 28 November 1960 Montenegro 26 March

2007 S 3 June 2006 Niger 15 April 1972 S August 3, 1960 Norway 10 July 1914 was July 10, 1919 New Zealand November 27, 1911 has 27 November 1916 Uganda 8 April 1965 8 April 1970 Netherlands September 8, 1908 January 1, 1912 Poland 14 January 1921 January 14, 1926 Romania 21 July 1921 was July 21, 1926 United Kingdom December 28, 1908 has 28 December 1913 Bermuda 19 December 1910 December 19, 1915 Gibraltar 4 January 1910 At January 4, 1915 South Africa 29 December 1967 S 20 August 1960 Serbia December 24, 1929 to December 24, 1934 Sweden 10 April 1920 at 10 April 1925 Switzerland 10 January 1908 January 1, 1912 Turkey February 17, 1933 to February 17, 1938 RS 14 55; FF 1907 VI 96 RO 24 59 RO 327, 1974 1409 1971 and 2010 3809. A version of the update scope is published on the web site of the FDFA (http://www.dfae.admin.ch/traites).

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