Resolution 4.1: Interpretation of Article 10 bis Paragraph 6 of the Convention*

4th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties
Montreux, Switzerland
27 June-4 July 1990

RECALLING that amendments to Articles 6 and 7 of the Convention were adopted on 28 May 1987 in Regina, Canada;

BEING AWARE that Article 10 bis paragraph 6 of the Convention provides that an amendment adopted shall enter into force for the Contracting Parties which have accepted it on the first day of the fourth month following the date on which two-thirds of the Contracting Parties have deposited an instrument of acceptance with the Depositary;

CONSIDERING that there is a need to dispel any ambiguity as to the date on which amendments enter into force;


DECIDES that in order to determine the date of the entry into force of any amendment to the Convention, the expression "two-thirds of the Contracting Parties" in paragraph 6 of Article 10 bis shall be interpreted as meaning two-thirds of the Contracting Parties at the time of the adoption of that amendment.

* Note: The operative part of this resolution is based on the corresponding paragraph of CITES Resolution Conf.4.27 and is intended to serve the same purpose.

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