0.747.341.2 original text International Convention of 1978 on the training standards of the people of sea, issuing patents and Eve concluded at London on 7 July 1978 approved by the Federal Assembly on 9 March 1987 Instrument of ratification submitted by Switzerland on 15 December 1987 entry into force for the Switzerland on 15 March 1988 (Status January 1, 2008) the Parties to this Convention wishing to improve the safeguarding of human life and property at sea and the protection of the marine environment in establishing agreed international standards of training people of sea, issuing patents and Eve, whereas the best way to achieve this goal is to conclude an international convention on standards of training of seafarers licensing of patents and Eve, have agreed to the following: art. I General Obligations arising from the Convention 1. The Parties undertake to give effect to the provisions of the Convention and its annex, which is an integral part of the Convention. Any reference to the Convention constitutes at the same time a reference to annex.
2. the Parties undertake to promulgate all laws and all decrees, orders and regulations and to take all other necessary measures to give the Convention its full effect, to ensure that, from the point of view of safeguarding human life and property at sea as well as the protection of the marine environment, of seafarers on board ships have the qualifications and ability corresponding to their functions.
Art. II. Definitions for the purposes of the Convention, unless expressly provided otherwise: a) the term "Party" means a State for which the Convention is in force; b) 'Administration' means the Government of the party of which the ship is permitted to fly the flag; c) "patent" means a valid document, regardless of its name, issued by the Administration or with the authorization of the latter ((((, or recognized by the Administration, and enabling the holder to serve as stated in that document or authorized by national regulations; d) "patented" means having obtained a patent in the conditions required; e) "Organization" means the consultative intergovernmental organization of maritime navigation (OMCI); f) "Secretary-General" means the Secretary-General of the Organization, g) "ship" means one ship other than ships which navigate exclusively in inland waters or in the waters inside or in the close vicinity of sheltered waters or areas where port regulations, h apply) "fishing vessel" means a vessel used for catching fish, whales, and seals, and walrus or other living resources of the sea; i) "Radio regulations" means the regulations of radiocommunications annexed or considered as attached to the most recent International Convention of telecommunications in force at any given time.
Since May 22, 1982, the organization named "International Maritime Organization".
Art. III. scope the agreement applies to seafarers serving on board sea vessels which are permitted to the flag of a party, except for those serving on board: has) of the warships, ships of war, auxiliary or other ships owned by a State or operated by that State as long as it uses them exclusively to Government and not commercial; However, each Party shall ensure, by taking appropriate measures affecting not the operations or operational capability of this type vessels owned or operated by it, that the people using those ships meet the requirements of the Convention, for as long as it is reasonable in practice; b) fishing vessels; c) yachts to pleasure craft not engaged in no commercial traffic; d) of primitive construction wooden ships.
Art. IV. Communication of information 1. The Parties communicate as quickly as possible to the Secretary general: a) the text of laws, decrees, orders, regulations and instruments promulgated on the various issues which fall within the scope of the Convention; b) all the details, if any, on the program and the duration of the studies, as well as reviews and other conditions they provide at the national level for each patent in accordance with the Convention; c) a number sufficient patent models issued in accordance with the Convention.
2. the Secretary-General informs all Parties of any communication received under para. (a) by. (1) and in particular, it broadcasts them on request, for the purposes of art. IX and X, information that provided for the al title. ((b) and (c) of the by. (1) art. V other treaties and interpretation 1. All treaties, conventions and previous arrangements that relate to the training standards of sea, issuing patents and watch people and which are in force between the Parties retain full and adequate effect, while assigned to them, regarding: a) the people of sea to which this Convention does not; b) people of seas to which this Convention applies , when it comes to points that do not subject to specific requirements.
2. However, insofar as such treaties, conventions or arrangements are in conflict with the provisions of the Convention, the Parties review the commitments they have made in virtue of such treaties, conventions and arrangements in order to avoid any conflict between these commitments and the obligations of the Convention.
3. all points that are not the subject of express requirements in the convention remain subject to the legislation of the Parties.
4. no provision of the Convention is without prejudice the codification and development of the law of the sea by the United Nations Conference on the law of the sea convened pursuant to resolution 2750 C (XXV) of the General Assembly of the United Nations, nor the claims and legal positions present or future of any State in the law of the sea and the nature and extent of the jurisdiction of the coastal State and the flag State.
Art. VI patents 1. Patents are granted to candidates for the duties of Captain, officer, sailor or mechanic who, to the satisfaction of the Administration, meet the requirements in terms of service, age, physical fitness, training, qualifications and examinations in accordance with the provision of the annex to the Convention.
2. the patent of Captain and officer issued under the provisions of this article are covered by the Administration who issues them, in the manner prescribed in regulation I/2 of the annex. If the language used is not English, a translation into that language must be attached.
Art. VII transitional provisions 1. A patent of aptitude or proof of service on a function for which the Convention requires a patent, which was issued before the entry into force of the Convention with respect to a party in accordance with the legislation of this part or the regulations of radiocommunications, is recognized as enabling the holder to exercise the function after the entry into force of the Convention for that party.
2. after the entry into force of the convention with respect to a party, his Administration can continue to grant patents for fitness in accordance with the established practice, for a period not exceeding five years. These patents are deemed valid for the purposes of the Convention. During this transitional period, it is issued of such patents only to the seafarers who began their service at sea before the entry into force of the Convention for the party in the Special Department of the ship to which these patents related. The Administration ensures that all candidates to a patent pass exams and get their patents in accordance with the provisions of the Convention.
3. a party may, within a period of two years from the entry into force of the Convention in respect, issue a certificate of service to the seafarers who do not have a patent right under the Convention, or a fitness certificate issued under the law of that party before the entry into force of the Convention for that party (((, but who: a) have held the positions for which they seek to obtain a certificate of service for at least three years at sea during the seven years prior to the entry into force of the Convention for that party, b) have provided evidence that they have fulfilled these duties in a satisfactory way, c) have proved their fitness administration particularly regarding their eyesight and hearing, considering their age at the time when they apply.
For the purposes of the Convention, a certificate of service issued pursuant to this paragraph is considered to be the equivalent of a patent granted in accordance with the provisions of the Convention.
Art. VIII exemptions
1. in circumstances of extreme need, Governments can, if they consider that this does no danger to persons, property or the environment, issue a dispensation to allow a sailor gave to serve on a ship during a given period not exceeding six months in a role for which he has not the appropriate patent provided we are convinced that the exemption holder has sufficient qualifications to fill the vacancy in a way that is safe. This exemption is granted for officer radio or radio operator in the circumstances provided by the relevant provisions of the radiocommunication regulations. However, an exemption should not be granted for the functions of captain or chief engineer, except cases of force majeure and only for a period as short as possible.
2. any dispensation granted for a post shall be a person with the patent required for the position immediately below. When, for the post below, no patent is required under the Convention, a waiver may be granted to a person whose qualification and experience are, in the opinion of the Administration, to a substantially equivalent level is required for the vacancy, provided that that person is invited, if it does not appropriate patent to pass a test accepted by the Administration to demonstrate that such offers may be granted safely. In addition, Governments must ensure that the post in question will be occupied as soon as possible by the holder of a patent right.
3. the Parties send to the Secretary-General as soon as possible after January 1 of each year, a report giving information on the total number of waivers issued during the year to ships from sea to the title of each of the functions for which a patent is required, as well as information on the number of these vessels with a gross tonnage over but less than 1600 tons.
Art. IX equivalencies 1. The provisions of the Convention do not prevent an Administration to keep or to adopt other methods of instruction and training, including those involving specially adapted to technical progress and specific ships and services types, provided that the service at sea, knowledge and efficiency level of navigation and technical handling of the ship and the cargo sea service and an organization of edge ensures a degree safety at sea and has effects, with regard to the prevention of pollution, at least equivalent to the requirements of the Convention.
2. details on these methods are communicated as soon as possible to the Secretary-General which informs all the Parties on the matter.
Art. Control 1 X. Vessels, except vessels excluded under art. III, are submitted in the ports of a party to checks carried out by officers duly authorized by that party, to ensure that all the people of sea serving on board who are required to be holders of a patent under the terms of the agreement are holders of the said patent or a proper waiver. A patent is accepted unless there is good reason to think that it was obtained fraudulently, or that the patent holder is not the person to whom the latter was initially issued.
2. in cases where it finds shortcomings in respect of the provisions of the by. (1) procedures indicated in the rule I/4 entitled 'Control Procedure', the official responsible for the control shall immediately inform in writing the captain of the ship and the consul or, in his absence, the nearest diplomatic representative or the maritime authority of the State of which the vessel is authorized to fly the flag so that appropriate measures be taken. This notification reported in detail the deficiencies that have been noted and the reasons why the party considers that these deficiencies present a danger to persons, property or the environment.
3. when a control is exercised on the basis of the by. (1) If, given the dimensions and the type of the ship, as well as the length and the nature of the trip, is not corrected the deficiencies mentioned in the by. 3 I/4 rule and if it appears that result is a danger to persons, property or the environment, the part which exercises control takes the necessary steps to make the ship sail not before that satisfy these requirements in sufficient measure to remove the danger. It is reported quickly to the Secretary-General the facts concerning the measures taken.
4. when a control is exercised under this section, all possible efforts are made to ensure that a ship is not unnecessarily delayed or withheld. If a ship is unnecessarily withheld or delayed, it is entitled to compensation for any loss or damage resulting.
5. the present section is applied so that ships flying the flag of a non Contracting Party are not treated more favourably than ships flying the flag of a party.
Art. XI Promotion of technical co-operation 1. The Parties to the Convention must, in consultation with the Organization and with its support, promoting assistance to Parties requesting technical assistance for: a) train personnel administrative and technical; b) create institutions for the training of seafarers; c) procure equipment and facilities for training institutions; d) to develop appropriate training programs including hands-on training on board sea vessels; summer) facilitate the adoption of other measures and provisions to improve the qualifications of seafarers.
instead of national, subregional or regional level, in order to promote the realization of the objectives of the Convention, in view of the special needs of developing countries in this regard.
2. for its part, the Organization continues its efforts along the lines indicated above, as appropriate, in consultation or in association with other international organizations, including the International Labour Organization.
Art. XII amendments 1. The agreement may be amended by either of the following procedures: a) amendments after consideration by the Organization: i) any amendment proposed by a party is submitted to the Secretary-General and circulated to all members of the Organization, to all the Parties and to the Director general of the international labour office six months prior to its review; ii) any amendment proposed and circulated is submitted to the Committee of safety of the Organization for consideration; iii) the Parties, whether they are members of the Organization, are authorized to participate in the deliberations of the Committee on maritime safety for the purpose of the review and the adoption of the amendments; iv) amendments are adopted by a majority of two thirds of the Parties present and voting in the maritime safety expanded in accordance with the al Committee. ((a) iii) (hereinafter referred to as "The expanded maritime security Committee"), to a third party unless the Parties be present at the vote; v) the amendments thus adopted are communicated by the Secretary-General to all Parties, for the purposes of acceptance; vi) an amendment to an article is deemed have been accepted on the date on which it has been accepted by two thirds of the Parties; vii) an amendment to the annex shall be deemed have been accepted : 1. on the expiry of a period of two years from the date on which it is communicated to the Parties for acceptance. OU2. at the expiration of any period, which cannot however be less than one year, if it is so decided at the time of its adoption by a majority of two thirds of the Parties present and voting in the expanded maritime safety Committee;
However, the amendment is deemed not to have been accepted if, during the period so specified, more than a third parts, or parts whose merchant fleets represent a total 50 per 100 or more of the gross tonnage of the world fleet of commercial vessels of gross tonnage or more than 100 barrels, shall notify the Secretary-General that they raise an objection against this amendment;
((viii) an amendment to an article comes into force for the Parties which have accepted him, six months after the date on which it is deemed have been accepted, and shall enter into force, with respect to each party who accepts it after that date, six months after its acceptance by that party; ix) an amendment to annex comes into force with respect to all Parties , with the exception of those who have raised an objection against the said amendment in accordance with para. (a) vii) and who did not withdraw this objection, six months after the date on which it is deemed to have been accepted. Before the date set for the entry into force of an amendment, any party may notify the Secretary-General that it dispenses to give effect to the amendment for a period not exceeding one year from the date of its entry into force, or for a longer period if the majority of the two thirds of the Parties present and voting at the breast of the maritime safety Committee expanded so decides at the time of adoption of the amendment;
((b) amendment by a conference: i) at the request of a party supported by one third at parts, the Organization shall convene, in association or in consultation with the Director-general of the international Bureau work, a conference of the Parties to consider amendments to the Convention; ii) any amendment adopted by the conference at the majority of two thirds of the Parties present and voting is communicated by the Secretary-General to all Parties for the purposes of acceptance; iii) unless the conference decides otherwise, the amendment shall be deemed have been accepted and comes into force according to the procedures of the al respectively. ((a) (vi) and has) viii) or to the al. ((a) vii) and has) ix), provided that the references to the expanded maritime safety Committee contained in these paragraphs are considered to be references to the conference.
2. any declaration of acceptance or objection to an amendment or any notification provided under art. (a) ix) of the by. (1) should be directed in writing to the Secretary-General. It informs all Parties of this communication and the date on which it was received.
3. the Secretary-General shall inform all Parties of any amendment which enters into force, as well as the date on which the amendment comes into force.
Art. XIII Signature, ratification, acceptance, approval and accession 1. The Convention remains open for signature, at the headquarters of the organization from 1 December 1978-November 30, 1979, and then remains open to accession. Any State may become a party by: has) signature without reservation as to ratification, acceptance or approval; or (b) signature subject to ratification, acceptance or approval, followed by ratification, acceptance or approval; OUC) membership.
2. ratification, acceptance, approval or accession are made by the deposit of an instrument to that effect with the Secretary-General.
3. the Secretary-General informed all States having signed the Convention or there which has acceded and the Director general of the international labour office any signature or of the deposit of any instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession and the date of such deposit.
Art. XIV entry into force 1. The Convention comes into force twelve months after the date on which at least 25 States whose merchant fleets represent in total at least 50 p. 100 of the gross tonnage of the fleet of ships of a gross tonnage trading or greater than 100 barrels have, either signed it without reservation as to ratification, acceptance or approval , be deposited the required instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, in accordance with the provisions of art. XIII. 2. The Secretary-General informed all States which have signed the Convention or which have acceded of the date of its entry into force.
3. any instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession deposited over the twelve months mentioned in the by. (1) takes effect at the time of the entry into force of the Convention or three months after the date of deposit of the instrument, whichever is later.
4. any instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession deposited after the date of entry into force of the Convention takes effect three months after the date of filing.
5. any instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession deposited after the date on which an amendment is deemed have been accepted in accordance with art. XII apply to the Convention as amended.
Art. XV denunciation 1. The Convention may be denounced by any party at any time after the expiration of a period of five years from the date on which the Convention entered into force for this party.
2. the denunciation is made by means of a written notification to the Secretary-General, who shall communicate the content and the date of receipt of such notification and the date on which the denunciation takes effect to all other Parties and to the Director-general of the international labour office.
3. the denunciation shall take effect twelve months after the date on which the Secretary-General has received notification, or to any other more important deadline set out in the notification.
Art. XVI deposit and registration 1. The Convention is deposited with the Secretary-General, who send certified copies to all the States which have signed the Convention or which are Member.
2. upon entry into force of the Convention, its text shall be transmitted by the Secretary-General to the Secretary-General of the United Nations to be registered and published in accordance with art. 102 of the Charter of the United Nations.
RS 0.120 art. XVII languages the Convention is established in a single copy in English, Chinese, Spanish, French and Russian languages, each text being equally authentic. Is it actually the official translations in German and Arabic which are filed with the coated original signatures.
In faith of what, the undersigned, duly authorized to that effect by their respective Governments, have signed the Convention.
Made in London, this seventh day of July one thousand nine hundred seventy-eight.
Annex scope on October 3, 2007 States parties Ratification, accession (A) Declaration of estate (S) Signature without reservation of ratification (if) entry into South Africa 27 July 1983 has 28 April 1984 Albania 20 March 2002 to 20 June 2002 Algeria 28 October 1988-28 January 1989 Germany 28 May 1982-28 April Angola 3 October 1984 1991-3 January Antigua and Barbuda 5 February 1992 1997 to 5 May 1997 Saudi Arabia 29 November 1990
1 March 1991 6 October 1982 Argentina has 28 April 1984 Australia * 7 November 1983 28 April 1984 Austria 29 January 1997 was 29 April 1997 Azerbaijan 1 July 1997 1 October 1997 Bahamas 7 June 1983 was April 28, 1984 Bahrain June 13, 1996 September 13, 1996 Bangladesh 6 November 1981 has 28 April 1984 Barbados 6 May 1994 August 6, 1994 Belgium 14 September 1982 April 28, 1984 Belize 24 January 1997 has 24 April
1997 Benin 1 November 1985 1 February 1986 Bolivia 11 April 1988 was July 11, 1988 Brazil 17 January 1984 was April 28, 1984 Brunei 23 October 1986 23 January 1987 Bulgaria March 31 1982a 28 April 1984 Cambodia June 8, 2001 September 8, 2001 Cameroon 6 June 1989 was September 6, 1989 Canada * 6 November 1987 6 February 1988 Cape - Verde September 18, 1989 has 18 December 1989 Chile * 9 June 1987 9 September
1987 China * 8 June 1981 28 April 1984 Hong Kong 5 June 1997 1 July 1997 Cyprus 28 March 1985 28 June 1985 Colombia 27 July 1981 has 28 April 1984 Comoros 22 November 2000a 22 February 2001 (Brazzaville) Congo 7 August 2002 November 7, 2002 Congo (Kinshasa) 4 April 1995 has 4 July 1995 (North) Korea 1 May 1985 was 1 August 1985 (South) Korea April 4, 1985 July 4, 1985 Côte d'Ivoire 5 October
1987 January 5, 1988 Croatia July 27, 1992 S 8 October 1991 Cuba 5 December 1989 has 5 March 1990 Denmark * 20 January 1981 28 April 1984 Faroes 20 January 1981 28 April 1984 Dominique 21 June 2000 has 21 September 2000 Egypt September 22, 1980 has 28 April 1984 UAE United 15 December 1983 28 April 1984 Ecuador 17 May 1988 August 17, 1988 Eritrea 22 April 1996 was 22 July 1996 Spain 21 October 1980 28 April 1984 Estonia 29 August 1995 was 29 November 1995 United States July 1, 1991 to October 1, 1991 Ethiopia 18 July 1985 was October 18, 1985 Fiji 27 March 1991 to June 27, 1991 Finland January 27, 1984 April 28, 1984 France 11 July 1980 28 April 1984 Gabon 21 January 1982 has 28 April 1984 Gambia 1 November 1991 to February 1, 1992 Georgia 19 April 1994 was 19 July 1994 Ghana January 26, 1989 At April 26, 1989 Greece 22 March 1983 28 April 1984 Granada June 28, 2004 at the June 28, 2004 Guatemala September 17, 2002 was December 17, 2002 Guinea August 5, 1994 at 5 November 1994 Equatorial Guinea 24 April 1996 has 24 July 1996 Guyana November 26, 1997 February 26, 1998 April 6, 1989 Haiti has 6 July 1989 Honduras September 24, 1985 at December 24, 1985 Hungary 15 October 1985 has 15 January 1986 Marshall Islands 25 April 1989 At July 25, 1989
Solomon Islands 1 June 1994 1 September 1994 India November 16, 1984 has 16 February 1985 Indonesia January 27, 1987 April 27, 1987 Iran 1 August 1996 was 1 November 1996 Iraq 10 December 2001 to 10 March 2002 Ireland September 11, 1984 December 11, 1984 Iceland 21 March 1995 A June 21, 1995 Israel 16 January 1986 has 16 April 1986 Italy August 26, 1987 was November 26, 1987 Jamaica February 19, 1987 to May 19, 1987
Japan may 27, 1982 April 28, 1984 Jordan 17 May 2000 has 17 August 2000 Kazakhstan 7 March 1994 June 7, 1994 Kenya 15 December 1992 March 15, 1993 Kiribati 5 August 1987 has 5 November 1987 Kuwait 22 May 1998 22 August 1998 Latvia 20 May 1992 has 20 August 1992 Lebanon 5 December 1994 5 March 1995 Liberia October 28, 1980 28 April 1984 Libya 10 August 1983 has 28 April 1984 Lithuania
December 4, 1991 to March 4, 1992 Luxembourg 14 February 1991 has 14 May 1991 Madagascar 7 March 1996 June 7, 1996 Malaysia January 30, 1992 to April 30, 1992 Malawi 9 March 1993 has 9 June 1993 Maldives 22 January 1987 22 April 1987 Malta June 21, 1991 to September 21, 1991 Morocco 22 July 1997 was 22 October 1997 Maurice July 4, 1991 to October 4, 1991 Mauritania 17 November 1995 has 17 February 1996 Mexico
2 February 1982 28 April 1984 Micronesia July 14, 1998 has 14 October 1998 Moldova 11 October 2005 11 January 2006 Mongolia 26 June 2002 September 26, 2002 Mozambique 15 November 1985 has 15 February 1986 Myanmar 4 May 1988 August 4, 1988 Nigeria 13 November 1984 13 February 1985 Namibia 24 January 2005 has 24 April 2005 Norway 18 January 1982 28 April 1984 New Zealand * 30 July 1986 A Cook Islands 30 October 1986
July 30, 1986 October 30, 1986 Niue July 30, 1986 October 30, 1986 Oman 24 September 1990 24 December 1990 Pakistan 10 April 1985 has 10 July 1985 Panama 29 June 1992 to September 29, 1992 Papua New Guinea 28 October 1991 has 28 January 1992 Netherlands 26 July 1985 October 26, 1985 Netherlands Antilles 26 July 1985 October 26, 1985 Aruba December 24, 1985 January 1, 1986 Peru 16 July 1982 has 28 April 1984 Philippines February 22, 1984 At 22 May 1984 Poland 27 April 1983 28 April 1984 Portugal October 30, 1985 at 30 January 1986 Qatar 29 May 2002 was August 29, 2002 Czech Republic 19 October 1993 S January 1, 1993 Romania 11 January 1993 has 11 April 1993 United Kingdom November 28, 1980 28 April 1984 Bermuda December 30, 1988 1 January 1989 Gibraltar 27 September 1995 27 September 1995 Isle of Man 9 April 1985 1 July 1985 Cayman Islands 5 April 1991 1 April 1991 Russia October 9, 1979 if 28 April 1984 Sainte - Lucie 20 May 2004 was April 20, 2004 Saint - Kitts - and - Nevis 11 June 2004 was June 11, 2004 Saint - Vincent - and - the Grenadines June 28, 1995 September 28, 1995 Samoa 24 May 1993 has 24 August 1993 Sao Tome - and - principle October 29, 1998 January 29, 1999 Kenya 16 January 1997 has 16 April 1997 Serbia - and - Montenegro 27 April 1992 S 5 February 1985 Seychelles 22 August 1988 has 22 November 1988 Sierra Leone 13 August
1993 13 November 1993 Singapore 1 May 1988 was 1 August 1988 Slovakia January 30, 1995 S January 1, 1993 Slovenia 12 November 1992 25 June 1991 Sudan 26 February 1997 was May 26, 1997 Sri Lanka 22 January 1987 has 22 April 1987 Sweden 8 January 1981 28 April 1984 Switzerland 15 December 1987 15 March 1988 Syria July 20, 2001 October 20, 2001 Tanzania 27 October 1982 has 28 April 1984 Thailand June 19, 1997 September 19, 1997 Togo July 19, 1989 at 19 October 1989 Tonga 7 February 1995 A 7 May 1995 Trinidad and Tobago February 3, 1989 to May 3, 1989 Tunisia 8 February 1995 8 May 1995 Turkey July 28, 1992 at October 28, 1992 Tuvalu 22 August 1985 has 22 November 1985 Ukraine 7 January 1997 to April 7, 1997 Uruguay 3 August 1993 3 November 1993 Vanuatu 22 April 1991 has 22 July 1991 Venezuela 13 October 1987 At Viet Nam 13 January 1988 December 18, 1990 at 18 March 1991 Yemen 14 February 2005 to 14 May 2005 * reservations and declarations.
Reservations, declarations are not published to the RO. The texts in English will be available at the address of the Internet site of the international maritime Organization (IMO): http://www.imo.org/Conventions/mainframe.asp?topic_id=374 or obtained in the Direction of public international law (FDFA), the international treaties Section, 3003 Bern.
3 nov. 1984 to June 30, 1997, the conv. was applicable to Hong Kong on the basis of a declaration of territorial expansion of the United Kingdom. Starting from July 1, 1997, Hong Kong became a special administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China. Under the declaration Chinese June 5, 1997, the conv. is also applicable to the Hong Kong SAR after July 1, 1997.
The Convention does not apply to Greenland.
The Convention does not apply to Tokelau.
The text of this annex and the mentioned amendments is not published to the RO. See RO 1993 2512, 2008-187. You can get copies pulled apart the federal building and logistics, 3003 Berne office or at his website: www.bundespublikationen.admin.ch.
A version of the update scope is published on the web site of the FDFA (http://www.eda.admin.ch/eda/fr/home/topics/intla/intrea/dbstv.html).
Status as of January 1, 2008