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Document 21987A0720(02)

Protocol of Amendment to the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System

OJ L 198, 20.7.1987, p. 11–409 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT)
Special edition in Finnish: Chapter 11 Volume 012 P. 12 - 409
Special edition in Swedish: Chapter 11 Volume 012 P. 12 - 409
Special edition in Czech: Chapter 02 Volume 003 P. 10 - 405
Special edition in Estonian: Chapter 02 Volume 003 P. 10 - 406
Special edition in Latvian: Chapter 02 Volume 003 P. 10 - 405
Special edition in Lithuanian: Chapter 02 Volume 003 P. 10 - 405
Special edition in Hungarian Chapter 02 Volume 003 P. 10 - 406
Special edition in Maltese: Chapter 02 Volume 003 P. 10 - 405
Special edition in Polish: Chapter 02 Volume 003 P. 10 - 405
Special edition in Slovak: Chapter 02 Volume 003 P. 10 - 405
Special edition in Slovene: Chapter 02 Volume 003 P. 10 - 405
Special edition in Bulgarian: Chapter 02 Volume 003 P. 208 - 208
Special edition in Romanian: Chapter 02 Volume 003 P. 208 - 208
Special edition in Croatian: Chapter 02 Volume 006 P. 12 - 407

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/prot/1987/369/oj

20.7.1987   

EN

Official Journal of the European Communities

L 198/11


PROTOCOL OF AMENDMENT

to the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System

(Done at Brussels on 24 June 1986)

THE CONTRACTING PARTIES TO THE CONVENTION establishing a Customs Cooperation Council, signed in Brussels on 15 December 1950,

and THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY,

CONSIDERING that it is desirable to bring the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (done at Brussels on 14 June 1983) into force on 1 January 1988,

CONSIDERING that, unless Article 13 of the said Convention is amended, the entry into force of the Convention on that date will remain uncertain,

HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

Paragraph 1 of Article 13 of the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System done at Brussels on 14 June 1983 (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Convention’) shall be replaced by the following:

‘1.   This Convention shall enter into force on the earliest 1 January which falls at least three months after the date on which a minimum of 17 States or Customs or Economic Unions referred to in Article 11 have signed it without reservation of ratification or have deposited their instruments of ratification or accession, but not before 1 January 1988.’

Article 2

A.   This Protocol shall enter into force at the same time as the Convention, provided that a minimum of 17 States or Customs or Economic Unions referred to in Article 11 of the Convention have deposited their instruments of acceptance of the Protocol with the Secretary-General of the Customs Cooperation Council.

However, no State or Customs or Economic Union may deposit its instrument of acceptance of this Protocol unless it has previously signed, or signs at the same time, the Convention without reservation of ratification or has previously deposited, or deposits at the same time, its instrument of ratification of, or of accession to, the Convention.

B.   Any State or Customs or Economic Union becoming a Contracting Party to the Convention after the entry into force of this Protocol under paragraph A shall be a Contracting Party to the Convention as amended by the Protocol.


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