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Contracting Parties  >   Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants > Serbia 

 
Date
SignatureMay 2, 2002
RatificationJuly 31, 2009
Entry into forceOctober 29, 2009

Declarations, Reservations etc.

Declaration made upon ratification:
"The Republic of Serbia declares in accordance with Article 18 of the Convention that it accepts both of the means of dispute settlement mentioned in paragraph 2."

Additional Information

On 16 November 2015, the Government of the Republic of Serbia notified the Secretary-General of the following:
"On 20 July 2014, the Republic of Serbia notified the Secretary-General as depositary of the Stockholm Convention of the following: 'The Republic of Serbia is currently unable to accept the listing of HBCDD in Annex A to the convention with specific exemptions for production and use in expanded polystyrene and extruded polystyrene in buildings according to Articles 21 and 22 of the Stockholm Convention. The Republic of Serbia will be able to accept SC-6/13 decision on 21st August 2015.'
This position of the Republic of Serbia as EU candidate country for membership is in line with position of the European Union.
Since the submission of that notification to the depositary, the EU has been preparing the measures necessary to be able to comply with Decision SC-6/13. However, due to the timeline of internal administrative adoption processes, those measures implementing the requirements of the Decision will not be in place in the EU by 21 August 2015.
With that regard and pursuant to Article 22(3)(b) of the Stockholm Convention, the Republic of Serbia is informing the depositary, that it will not be in a position to accept the Decision on the listing of HBCDD in Annex A to the convention by 21 August 2015 and will need to extend the period of non-acceptance of the Decision for the Republic of Serbia until such time as the internal administrative processes in EU are finalised.
The Republic of Serbia will, upon the adoption of the mentioned measures for implementation of the SC-6/13 decision, inform the depositary that the notification of non-acceptance is withdrawn. The notification will contain the date of acceptance of the amendment." (C.N.628.2015.TREATIES-XXVII.15)
Thereafter, on 11 July 2017, the Government of the Republic of Serbia notified the Secretary-General, in accordance with paragraphs 3 (b) and 4 of article 22 of the Convention, of its withdrawal of the notification of non-acceptance of the amendment to Annex A (see C.N.393.2017.TREATIES-XXVII.15).

On 13 August 2014 the Government of the Republic of Serbia notified the Secretary-General of the following:
"The Republic of Serbia is currently unable to accept the listing of HBCDD in Annex A to the Convention with specific exemptions for production and use in expanded polystyrene and extruded polystyrene in buildings according to Articles 21 and 22 of the Stockholm Convention.
The Republic of Serbia will be able to accept SC-6/13 decision on 21st August 2015." (C.N.518.2014.TREATIES-XXVII.15)