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Basel Protocol on Liability and Compensation for Damage Resulting from Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal
Basel, 10 December 1999


Article 29 of the Protocol which reads as follows: "1. The Protocol shall enter into force on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit of the twentieth instrument of ratification, acceptance, formal confirmation, approval or accession. 2. For each State or regional economic integration organization which ratifies, accepts, approves or formally confirms the Protocol or accedes thereto after the date of the deposit of the twentieth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval, formal confirmation or accession, it shall enter into force on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit by such State or regional economic integration organization of its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval, formal confirmation or accession. 3. For the purpose of paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article, any instrument deposited by member States of such organization."

In accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 25 of the Basel Convention, applicable mutatis mutandis to amendments of the Convention, for the purpose of entry into force, any instrument deposited by a political and/or economic integration organization shall not be counted as additional to those deposited by member States of such organization.

Accordingly, as a regional economic integration organisation, ratification by the European Union does not count in addition to the ratifications by Member States of the Union for the purposes of entry into force of this instrument.

Total number of Signatories: 13

Total number of Parties: 10

The Protocol has not yet entered into force. Entry into force is pending on the ratification by 20 Parties

 
Participant Signature Date *
Botswana   17.06.04 (a)
Chile 08.12.00  
Colombia 22.11.00 22.07.08
Congo (Republic of the)   20.04.07 (a)
Costa Rica 27.04.00  
Democratic Republic of the Congo   23.03.05 (a)
Denmark 05.12.00  
Ethiopia   08.10.03 (a)
Finland 06.12.00  
France 08.12.00  
Ghana   09.06.05 (a)
Hungary 05.12.00  
Liberia   16.09.05 (a)
Luxembourg 28.08.00  
Monaco 17.03.00  
Sweden 01.12.00  
Switzerland 09.03.00  
Syrian Arab Republic   05.10.04 (a)
The Former Yugoslav Republic
of Macedonia
03.04.00  
Togo   02.07.04 (a)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 07.12.00  
Yemen   25.08.09 (a)
* (a) Accession; (A) Acceptance; (AA) Approval; (c) Formal confirmation; Ratification; (d) Succession
 
Declarations and Reservations

(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations were made upon formal confirmation, ratification, acceptance, formal confirmation, approval or accession.)

Chile


Declaration:

Chile understands that article 12 of the Protocol and Annex B thereto do not imply any obstacle for the exporter or the notifier in terms of being able to negotiate with the importer or the disposer the conditions under which the insurance cost involved in the operation shall be defrayed.

 

Syrian Arab Republic


Declaration:

. . . that the accession of the Syrian Arab Republic to the Amendment and the Protocol shall not under any circumstances whatsoever signify recognition of Israel, nor shall it lead to entry therewith into any dealings that may be governed by the provisions of the said Amendment and Protocol.

 
 
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