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Contracting Parties > Nice Agreement > Geneva Act (1977) (Total Contracting Parties : 79)

Contracting PartySignatureInstrumentIn ForceDetails
Albania Accession: June 19, 2003September 19, 2003
Argentina Accession: October 24, 2007January 24, 2008
Armenia Accession: December 6, 2004March 6, 2005
AustraliaDecember 21, 1977Ratification: January 4, 1978February 6, 1979
AustriaDecember 30, 1977Ratification: May 19, 1982August 21, 1982
Azerbaijan Accession: July 14, 2003October 14, 2003
Bahrain Accession: September 15, 2005December 15, 2005
Barbados Accession: December 12, 1984March 12, 1985
Belarus Accession: March 12, 1998June 12, 1998
BelgiumOctober 11, 1977Ratification: August 9, 1984November 20, 1984
Benin Accession: April 3, 1978February 6, 1979
Bosnia and Herzegovina Accession: June 2, 1993March 23, 1994
Bulgaria Accession: November 27, 2000February 27, 2001
China Accession: May 5, 1994August 9, 1994
Croatia Accession: July 28, 1992October 29, 1992
Cuba Accession: September 26, 1995December 26, 1995
  • Accession to the Geneva Act (1977) by the Republic of Cuba contained the following declaration: "The Government of the Republic of Cuba deplores that, even after the adoption by the General Assembly of the United Nations of Resolution 1514 (XV) setting forth the Declaration on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples, a text of the nature such as that referred to in Article 13 of the said Nice Agreement, namely Article 24 of the Stockholm Act (1967) of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, had been adopted." (Translation) (see Nice Notification No. 84)
Czech Republic Declaration of Continued Application: December 18, 1992January 1, 1993
  • Accession to the Geneva Act (1977) by the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic contained the following declaration: "Article 13 of the Agreement as revised at Geneva is in contradiction with the United Nations General Assembly Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples." (Translation) (see Nice Notification No. 39)
Democratic People's Republic of Korea Accession: March 6, 1997June 6, 1997
Denmark Accession: March 3, 1981June 3, 1981
Dominica Accession: June 8, 2000September 8, 2000
Egypt Accession: March 18, 2005June 18, 2005
Estonia Accession: February 24, 1996May 27, 1996
FinlandMay 13, 1977Ratification: July 12, 1978February 6, 1979
FranceMay 13, 1977Ratification: January 18, 1980April 22, 1980
  • Ratification of the Geneva Act (1977) also applied to Overseas Departments and Territories. (see Nice Notification No. 47)
Georgia Accession: November 29, 2002February 28, 2003
GermanyMay 13, 1977Ratification: September 28, 1981January 12, 1982
  • Geneva Act (1977): Ratification by the German Democratic Republic was accompanied by the following declaration: "The position of the German Democratic Republic on the provisions of Article 13 of the Nice Agreement as revised at Geneva, so far as the application of the Agreement to colonial and other dependent territories is concerned, is governed by the provisions of the United Nations Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (Resolution 1514 (XV) of December 14, 1960) proclaiming the necessity of bringing to a speedy and unconditional end colonialism in all its forms and manifestations." (Translation) (see Nice Notification No. 53)
  • Ratification of the Geneva Act (1977) also applied to Berlin (West) with effect from the date on which it entered into force for the Federal Republic of Germany. (see Nice Notification No. 52)
  • Geneva Act (1977): Dates apply to the Federal Republic of Germany.
    German Democratic Republic - Signature: November 24, 1977; Ratification: March 15, 1982; Entry into force: June 23, 1982. Date of ceasing to be a party: October 3, 1990.
Greece Accession: August 7, 1998November 7, 1998
Guinea Accession: August 5, 1996November 5, 1996
HungaryMay 13, 1977Ratification: May 19, 1982August 21, 1982
Iceland Accession: December 23, 1994April 9, 1995
IrelandDecember 29, 1977Ratification: October 31, 1978February 6, 1979
ItalyMay 13, 1977Ratification: November 18, 1982February 19, 1983
Jamaica Accession: November 7, 2005February 7, 2006
Japan Accession: November 17, 1989February 20, 1990
Jordan Accession: August 14, 2008November 14, 2008
Kazakhstan Accession: January 24, 2002April 24, 2002
Kyrgyzstan Accession: September 10, 1998December 10, 1998
Latvia Accession: September 29, 1994January 1, 1995
Liechtenstein Accession: November 14, 1986February 14, 1987
Lithuania Accession: November 22, 1996February 22, 1997
LuxembourgDecember 1, 1977Ratification: September 16, 1983December 21, 1983
Malawi Accession: July 24, 1995October 24, 1995
Malaysia Accession: June 28, 2007September 28, 2007
Mexico Accession: December 21, 2000March 21, 2001
MonacoMay 13, 1977Ratification: February 5, 1981May 9, 1981
Mongolia Accession: March 16, 2001June 16, 2001
Montenegro Accession: November 16, 2012February 16, 2013
MoroccoOctober 28, 1977  
Mozambique Accession: October 18, 2001January 18, 2002
NetherlandsMay 13, 1977Ratification: May 11, 1979August 15, 1979
  • The Netherlands had extended the application of the Geneva Act (1977) to Aruba with effect from November 8, 1986, but on February 20, 1989, suspended that application retroactively as from that date for an indefinite period. The said suspension was terminated with effect on February 28, 1994. (see Nice Notification No. 68)
New Zealand Accession: July 16, 2013October 16, 2013
NorwayNovember 14, 1977Ratification: April 6, 1981July 7, 1981
Poland Accession: December 4, 1996March 4, 1997
PortugalMay 13, 1977Ratification: April 30, 1982July 30, 1982
  • Application of the Geneva Act (1977) to Macau: June 23, 1999; Entry into force: September 23, 1999. This application ceased to have effect from December 20, 1999. (see Nice Notification No. 100 and No. 102)
Republic of Korea Accession: October 8, 1998January 8, 1999
Republic of Moldova Accession: September 1, 1997December 1, 1997
Romania Accession: March 31, 1998June 30, 1998
Russian FederationMay 13, 1977Ratification: September 23, 1987December 30, 1987
  • Geneva Act (1977): Ratification by the Soviet Union was accompanied by the following declaration: "The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics considers it necessary to declare that the provisions of Article 13 of the Agreement providing for a possibility of its application to colonies and dependent territories is in contradiction with Resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations 1514 (XV) of December 14, 1960." (Translation) (see Nice Notification No. 66)
  • Geneva Act (1977): Signature and ratification by the Soviet Union. Notification of continuation by the Russian Federation: January 20, 1992, with effect from December 25, 1991.
Saint Kitts and Nevis Accession: July 27, 2005October 27, 2005
Saint Lucia Accession: December 18, 2000March 18, 2001
Serbia Accession: September 17, 2010December 17, 2010
Singapore Accession: December 18, 1998March 18, 1999
Slovakia Declaration of Continued Application: December 30, 1992January 1, 1993
  • Accession to the Geneva Act (1977) by the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic contained the following declaration: "Article 13 of the Agreement as revised at Geneva is in contradiction with the United Nations General Assembly Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples." (Translation) (see Nice Notification No. 39)
Slovenia Accession: June 12, 1992September 30, 1992
SpainMay 13, 1977Ratification: February 2, 1979May 9, 1979
Suriname Accession: July 24, 1981December 16, 1981
SwedenOctober 3, 1977Ratification: November 6, 1978February 6, 1979
SwitzerlandMay 13, 1977Ratification: January 22, 1986April 22, 1986
Syrian Arab Republic Accession: December 28, 2004March 28, 2005
Tajikistan Declaration of Continued Application: February 14, 1994December 25, 1991
the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Accession: July 23, 1993October 26, 1993
Trinidad and Tobago Accession: December 20, 1995March 20, 1996
TunisiaMay 13, 1977  
Turkey Accession: October 1, 1995January 1, 1996
Turkmenistan Accession: March 7, 2006June 7, 2006
Ukraine Accession: September 29, 2000December 29, 2000
United KingdomMay 13, 1977Ratification: March 30, 1979July 3, 1979
United Republic of Tanzania Accession: June 14, 1999September 14, 1999
United States of AmericaMay 13, 1977Ratification: November 29, 1983February 29, 1984
Uruguay Accession: October 19, 1999January 19, 2000
Uzbekistan Accession: October 12, 2001January 12, 2002