National Implementation Plans

  • Initial NIPs transmitted by Parties
  • Reviewed and updated NIPs transmitted by Parties

NOTE:

The following 19 parties declared, in accordance with paragraph 4 of Article 25, in their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession to become a party to the Convention, that any amendment to Annex A, B or C would enter into force only upon deposit of their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with regard to such amendments: Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Botswana, Canada, China, Estonia, Guatemala, India, Mauritius, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Vanuatu and Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Any such amendments will enter into force for those parties on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit of their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with regard to the amendments.

On 4 January 2011, Canada deposited with the Depositary its instrument of acceptance of the amendments adopted by the Conference of the Parties through decisions SC-4/10–SC-4/18. The amendments will therefore enter into force for Canada on 4 April 2011 in accordance with paragraph 4 of Article 22. Similarly, Argentina deposited its instrument of acceptance of the amendments adopted by the Conference of the Parties through decision SC-4/10– SC-4/18 on 9 November 2011. The amendments will therefore enter into force for Argentina on 7 February 2012 in accordance with paragraph 4 of Article 22.

New Zealand notified the Depositary, in accordance with paragraph 3 (b) of Article 22, that it was unable to accept the amendments. As at 10 January 2011, New Zealand had not withdrawn its notification of non-acceptance and the amendments to the annexes had therefore not entered into force for New Zealand.

The Republic of Moldova has only accepted the amendments to Annexes A and C which were adopted by decisions SC-4/10, 4/11, 4/12, 4/15 and 4/16 by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants at its fourth meeting held in Geneva from 4 to 8 May 2009. These amendments shall enter into force for the Republic of Moldova on 14 August 2012 in accordance with article 22 (4) which reads as follows:

“The proposal, adoption and entry into force of amendments to Annex A, B or C shall be subject to the same procedures as for the proposal, adoption and entry into force of additional annexes to this Convention, except that an amendment to Annex A, B or C shall not enter into force with respect to any Party that has made a declaration with respect to amendment to those Annexes in accordance with paragraph 4 of Article 25, in which case any such amendment shall enter into force for such a Party on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit with the depositary of its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with respect to such amendment.”