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1956: Plant Protection Agreement For The South East Asia And Pacific Region

Related Lineage is: Pacific Plant Protection
  Provision  First Coders Codes  Second Coders Codes 
Titl.1  PLANT PROTECTION AGREEMENT FOR THE SOUTH EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC REGION  TITL  TITL 
Src.1  Source: Unknown  SRC  SRC 
Pre.1  THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS, desiring to prevent, through concerted action, the introduction into and spread within the South East Asia and Pacific Region of destructive plant diseases and pests, have concluded the following Agreement, which is a supplementary agreement under Article III of the International Plant Protection Convention of 1951:  DESC GOAL RELA  GOAL RELA 
Art.1  Article I  DEFN  DEFN 
Art.1.1x  In this Agreement and in the appendices hereto, the following terms shall have the meaning hereby assigned to them, save as otherwise provided:  ATTACH   
Art.1.1x.a  (a) The South East Asia and Pacific Region, hereinafter called "the Region", comprises the territories in South East Asia east of the western boarder of Pakistan and south of the Himalayas, the southern border of China and the northern border of the Philippines, and all those territories in the Pacific Ocean, the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean situated wholly or partly in the area bounded by longitudes 100deg. East and 165deg. West and latitudes 15deg. North and 20deg. South, but excluding Australia;     
Art.1.1x.b  (b) "plant" or "plants" means all species of plants or parts thereof, whether living or dead (including stems, branches, tubers, bulbs, corms, stocks, budwood, cuttings, layers, slips, suckers, roots, leaves, flowers, fruits, seeds and any other parts of plants);     
Art.1.1x.c  (c) "territory" means a State or Territory within the Region defined in (a) above;     
Art.1.1x.d  (d) "the Organization" means the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations;     
Art.1.1x.e  (e) "the Committee" means the Plant Protection Committee for the South East Asia and Pacific Region established in pursuance of Article II of this Agreement.     
Art.2  Article II  HOBS HOBF FINAD SECS  HOBS HOBF FINAD SECF 
Art.2.1  1. The Contracting Governments hereby establish a regional committee, to be known as the Plant Protection Committee for the South East Asia and Pacific Region, whose functions shall include:     
Art.2.1.a  (a) the determination of procedures and arrangements necessary for the implementation of this Agreement and the making of recommendations to the Contracting Governments accordingly;    INFO 
Art.2.1.b  (b) the review of reports submitted by the Contracting Governments of progress in the implementation of this Agreement;     
Art.2.1.c  (c) the consideration of problems requiring cooperation on a regional basis and of measures for mutual assistance.     
Art.2.2  2. Each Contracting Government shall be represented on the Committee and shall have one vote. A majority of the Contracting Governments shall constitute a quorum. Decisions of the Committee shall be taken by a majority of the votes cast except as otherwise provided in this Agreement.     
Art.2.3  3. The Committee shall meet whenever convened by the Director-General of the Organization after consultation with the Chairman of the Committee. The Director-General of the Organization shall convene the Committee at least once every two years or when so requested by at least one third of the Contracting Governments.  RELA  RELA 
Art.2.4  4. The Committee shall elect from amongst the delegates a Chairman who shall serve for a period of two years or until the first session of the Committee held after the expiration of the period of two years. The Chairman shall be eligible for re-election.     
Art.2.5  5. Expenses incurred by delegates of Contracting Governments in attending sessions of the Committee shall be determined and paid by their respective Governments. The Director-General of the Organization shall appoint and provide the secretariat of the Committee from the staff of the Organization who shall serve only during the sessions of the Committee. The expenses of the secretariat of the Committee shall be determined and paid by the Organization.  RELA  RELA 
Art.2.6  6. The Committee shall establish its own rules of procedure.     
Art.3  Article III  IMPL AMND HOBF  IMPL AMND HOBF 
Art.3.1x  For the purpose of preventing the introduction into its territory or territories of destructive diseases and pests, and in particular those listed in Appendix A to this Agreement, each Contracting Government shall use its best endeavours to apply, with respect to the importation of any plants, including their packings and containers, and any packings and containers of plant origin, from anywhere outside the Region, such measures of prohibition, certification, inspection, disinfection, disinfestation, quarantine, destruction or other measures as may be recommended by the Committee, taking into consideration the provisions of Articles V and VI of the International Plant Protection Convention.  ATTACH RELA  ATTACH RELA 
Art.3.2x  Appendix A to this Agreement may be modified by a decision of the Committee.  ATTACH  ATTACH 
Art.4  Article IV  SUBS AMND HOBF  DESC SUBS HOBF AMND 
Art.4.1x  In view of the importance of the Hevea rubber industry in the Region, and of the danger of introducing the destructive South American leaf blight (Dothidella ulei) of the Hevea rubber tree, the Contracting Governments shall take the measures specified in Appendix B to this Agreement. Appendix B to this Agreement may be modified by a decision of the Committee taken unanimously.  ATTACH  ATTACH 
Art.5  Article V  IMPL HOBF SUBS  IMPL 
Art.5.1x  For the purpose of preventing the spread within the Region of destructive diseases and pests, each Contracting Government shall use its best endeavours to apply, with respect to the importation into its territory of any plants, including packings and containers, and any packings and containers of plant origin, from another territory within the Region, such measures of prohibition, certification, inspection, disinfection, disinfestation, quarantine, destruction or other measures as may be recommended by the Committee, in addition to measures already adopted by each Contracting Government.     
Art.6  Article VI  SCOP  SCOP 
Art.6.1x  This Agreement shall not apply to the following plants and plant products except insofar as any such plants or plant products are explicitly made subject to specific measures of control provided in this Agreement or recommended by the Committee:     
Art.6.1x.a  (a) any plants imported for food or for analytical, medicinal or manufacturing purposes;     
Art.6.1x.b  (b) all seeds of annual or biennial field crops or vegetables, and all seeds or cut flowers of annual, biennial or perennial ornamental plants which are essentially herbaceous in character; and     
Art.6.1x.c  (c) any processed plant products.     
Art.7  Article VII  DISP  DISP 
Art.7.1x  If there be any dispute regarding the interpretation or implementation of this Agreement, or regarding action taken by any Contracting Government under this Agreement, and such dispute cannot be resolved by the Committee, the Government or Governments concerned may request the Director-General of the Organization to appoint a committee of experts to consider such dispute.  RELA  RELA 
Art.8  Article VIII     
Art.8.1x  Nothing in the International Plant Protection Convention shall affect the rights and obligations of Contracting Governments which are not parties to the Convention.  SOVR  SOVR 
Art.9  Article IX  AMND HOBF EIF DEPO  AMND SECF EIF DEPO 
Art.9.1  1. Any proposal by a Contracting Government for the amendment of this Agreement, except Appendices A and B, shall be communicated, through the Committee, to the Director-General of the Organization.  ATTACH RELA  RELA 
Art.9.2  2. Any proposed amendment of this Agreement received by the Director-General of the Organization shall be presented to a session of the Council of the Organization for approval.  RELA  RELA 
Art.9.3  3. Notice of any proposed amendment of this Agreement shall be transmitted to the Contracting Governments by the Director-General of the Organization not later than the time when the agenda of the session of the Council at which the matter is to be considered is despatched.  RELA  RELA 
Art.9.4  4. Any such amendment of this Agreement, approved by the Council of the Organization, shall come into force with respect to all Contracting Governments as from the thirtieth day after acceptance by two-thirds of the Contracting Governments. Amendments involving new obligations for Contracting Governments, however, shall come into force in respect of each contracting Government only on acceptance by it and as from the thirtieth day after such acceptance.  RELA  RELA 
Art.9.5  5. The instruments of acceptance of amendments shall be deposited with the Director-General of the Organization. The effective date of acceptance shall be the date of such deposit. The Director-General of the Organization shall inform all Contracting Governments of the receipt of acceptances and the entry into force of amendments.  RELA  RELA 
Art.10  Article X  MEMB RESV DEPO  MEMB RESV DEPO EIF 
Art.10.1  1. The Government of any State situated in the Region, or any Government which is responsible for the international relations of a territory or territories in the Region, may become a party to this Agreement, by either     
Art.10.1.a  (a) signature;[1] or     
Art.10.1.b  (b) signature subject to ratification followed by such ratification; or     
Art.10.1.c  (c) adherence.     
Art.10.1.dx  Governments may not subject their signature, ratification or adherence to any reservation.     
Art.10.2  2. This Agreement, the text of which was approved by the Council of the Organization on 26 November 1955, shall be open for signature until 30 June 1956 or until the date of its entry into force in conformity with the provisions of Article XI, paragraph 1, whichever date is the later. The Director-General of the Organization shall immediately inform all signatory Governments of the signature of this Agreement by any other Government. Ratification shall be effected by the deposit of an instrument of ratification with the Director-General of the Organization and shall become effective as from the date of deposit.  RELA  RELA 
Art.10.3  3. This Agreement shall be open for adherence as from 1 July 1956 or from the date of its entry into force in conformity with the provisions of Article XI, paragraph 1, whichever date is the later. Adherence shall be effected by the deposit of an instrument of adherence with the Director-General of the Organization and shall become effective as from the date of deposit.  RELA  RELA 
Art.10.4  4. The Director-General of the Organization shall immediately inform all signatory and adhering Governments of the deposit of an instrument of ratification or of adherence.  RELA  RELA 
Art.11  Article XI  EIF  EIF DEPO 
Art.11.1  1. This Agreement shall come into force as soon as three Governments have become parties to it, either by signature, or by signature subject to ratification followed by such ratification.[2]     
Art.11.2  2. The Director-General of the Organization shall notify all signatory Governments of the date of entry into force of this Agreement.  RELA  RELA 
Art.12  Article XII  RESV EIF  RESV EIF 
Art.12.1  1. Any Contracting Government may, at any time after the expiration of one year from the date on which it became a party to the Agreement, or from the date on which the Agreement entered into force, whichever is the later, denounce this Agreement by notification addressed to the Director-General of the Organization who shall at once inform all signatory and adhering Governments of the denunciation.  RELA  RELA 
Art.12.2  2. The denunciation shall take effect one year from the date of receipt of the notification by the Director-General of the Organization.  RELA  RELA 
Art.12.3  3. This Agreement shall automatically be terminated should the parties to it become fewer than three as the result of denunciations.     
Conc.1  IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, duly authorized to that effect, have signed this Agreement on behalf of their respective Governments on the dates appearing opposite their signatures.  CONC TEXT DEPO  CONC TEXT DEPO 
Conc.2  DONE at Rome, on the twenty-seventh day of February one thousand nine hundred and fifty-six in two copies in the English, French and Spanish languages, which languages shall be equally authoritative. The text of this Agreement shall be authenticated by the Chairman of the Council of the Organization and the Director-General of the Organization. After expiry of the period during which the Agreement is open for signature, in accordance with Article X, paragraph 2, one copy of the Agreement shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the other in the archives of the Organization. Additional copies of this text shall be certified by the Director-General of the Organization and furnished to all Governments parties to the Agreement, with the indication of the date on which it has come into force.  RELA  RELA 
Conc.3  [Signatures not reproduced here.]     
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Data from Ronald B. Mitchell. 2002-2017. International Environmental Agreements Database Project (Version 2014.3).
Available at: http://iea-archive.uoregon.edu/
Date accessed: 29 March 2017