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Date
SignatureMay 23, 2001
RatificationSeptember 24, 2004
Entry into forceDecember 23, 2004

Declarations, Reservations etc.

On 23 August 2010, the Government of New Zealand notified the Secretary-General, in accordance with paragraphs 3 (b) and 3 (c) and paragraph 4 of article 22 of the Convention, that it is currently unable to accept the amendments to Annexes A, B and C, transmitted by depositary notification C.N.524.2009.TREATIES-4 of 26 August 2009.
Thereafter, on 15 December 2016, the Government of New Zealand notified the Secretary-General, in accordance with paragraphs 3 (b) and 4 of article 22 of the Convention, of its withdrawal of this notification of non-acceptance of amendments (see C.N.917.2016.TREATIES-XXVII.15).

Territorial Information

With the following territorial exclusion:
".....consistent with the constitutional status of Tokelau and taking into account the commitment of the Government of New Zealand the development of self-government for Tokelau through an act of self-determination under the Charter of the United Nations, this ratification shall not extend to Tokelau unless and until a Declaration to this effect is lodged by the Government of New Zealand with the Depositary on the basis of appropriate consultation with that territory."

Additional Information

On 29 August 2014 the Government of New Zealand notified the Secretary-General of the following:
"In accordance with paragraphs 3 b) and 3 c) and paragraph 4 of Article 22 of the Convention, […] New Zealand is currently unable to accept the amendment to Annex A of the Convention in respect of hexabromocyclododecane proposed by decisionSC-6/13.
In this regard,[reference is made] to paragraph 3 b) of article 22 of the Convention, which permits New Zealand to withdraw this notification at any time, following which the amendment would enter into force for New Zealand."
Thereafter, on 15 December 2016, the Government of New Zealand notified the Secretary-General, in accordance with paragraphs 3 (b) and 4 of article 22 of the Convention, of its withdrawal of this notification of non-acceptance of the amendment (see C.N.917.2016.TREATIES-XXVII.15).