The specific exemptions under the Convention are effective for a specific period of time. As stated in paragraph 4 of Article 4 of the Convention, the specific exemptions listed in Annex A and B have a limited timeframe of five (5) years after their date of entry into force, unless an earlier date is indicated in the Register by the Party or an extension is granted pursuant to paragraph 7 of Article 4.
According to paragraph 8 of Article 4, a Party may, at any time, withdraw an entry from the Register for a specific exemption upon written notification to the Secretariat.
No new registrations may be made with respect to a particular type of specific exemption when there are no longer any Parties registered to it, as stated on paragraph 9 of Article 4.
See the expired Specific Exemptions
See the withdrawal notifications