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  • Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
  • Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress

Status of Ratification and Entry Into Force

The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity was adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on 29 January 2000. In accordance with its Article 36, the Protocol was opened for signature at the United Nations Office at Nairobi by States and regional economic integration organizations from 15 to 26 May 2000, and remained open for signature at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 5 June 2000 to 4 June 2001. By that date the Protocol had received 103 signatures. The Protocol entered into force on 11 September 2003, ninety days after receipt of the 50th instrument of ratification (Article 37).

The list below contains information on date of signature and the latest communication on ratification, and entry into force from the Depositary of the Protocol - the Secretary-General of the United Nations. The column entitled 'Date instrument of rtf/acs deposited' indicates the dates when the instrument of ratification (rtf), acceptance (acs), approval (apv) or accession (acs) is deposited with the Depositary. The column entitled 'Entry into force' indicates the dates when the Protocol enters into force for the respective State or regional economic integration organization, i.e. ninety days after it has deposited instrument of ratification, approval, acceptance or accession.

#CountryDate of signatureDate instrument of rtf/acs depositedDate of entry into force
1AfghanistanFeb 20, 2013ACSMay 21, 2013
2AlbaniaFeb 08, 2005ACSMay 09, 2005
3AlgeriaMay 25, 2000Aug 05, 2004RTFNov 03, 2004
4AngolaFeb 27, 2009ACSMay 28, 2009
5Antigua and BarbudaMay 24, 2000Sep 10, 2003RTFDec 09, 2003
6ArmeniaApr 30, 2004ACSJul 29, 2004
7AustriaMay 24, 2000Aug 27, 2002RTFSep 11, 2003
8AzerbaijanApr 01, 2005ACSJun 30, 2005
9BahamasMay 24, 2000Jan 15, 2004RTFApr 14, 2004
10BahrainFeb 07, 2012ACSMay 07, 2012
11BangladeshMay 24, 2000Feb 05, 2004RTFMay 05, 2004
12BarbadosSep 06, 2002ACSSep 11, 2003
13BelarusAug 26, 2002ACSSep 11, 2003
14BelgiumMay 24, 2000Apr 15, 2004RTFJul 14, 2004
15BelizeFeb 12, 2004ACSMay 12, 2004
16BeninMay 24, 2000Mar 02, 2005RTFMay 31, 2005
17BhutanAug 26, 2002ACSSep 11, 2003
18Bolivia (Plurinational State of)May 24, 2000Apr 22, 2002RTFSep 11, 2003
19Bosnia and HerzegovinaOct 01, 2009ACSDec 30, 2009
20BotswanaJun 01, 2001Jun 11, 2002RTFSep 11, 2003
21BrazilNov 24, 2003ACSFeb 22, 2004
22BulgariaMay 24, 2000Oct 13, 2000RTFSep 11, 2003
23Burkina FasoMay 24, 2000Aug 04, 2003RTFNov 02, 2003
24BurundiOct 02, 2008ACSDec 31, 2008
25CambodiaSep 17, 2003ACSDec 16, 2003
26CameroonFeb 09, 2001Feb 20, 2003RTFSep 11, 2003
27Cape VerdeNov 01, 2005ACSJan 30, 2006
28Central African RepublicMay 24, 2000Nov 18, 2008RTFFeb 16, 2009
29ChadMay 24, 2000Nov 01, 2006RTFJan 30, 2007
30ChinaAug 08, 2000Jun 08, 2005APVSep 06, 2005
31ColombiaMay 24, 2000May 20, 2003RTFSep 11, 2003
32ComorosMar 25, 2009ACSJun 23, 2009
33CongoNov 21, 2000Jul 13, 2006RTFOct 11, 2006
34Costa RicaMay 24, 2000Feb 06, 2007RTFMay 07, 2007
35CroatiaSep 08, 2000Aug 29, 2002RTFSep 11, 2003
36CubaMay 24, 2000Sep 17, 2002RTFSep 11, 2003
37CyprusDec 05, 2003ACSMar 04, 2004
38Czech RepublicMay 24, 2000Oct 08, 2001RTFSep 11, 2003
39Democratic People's Republic of KoreaApr 20, 2001Jul 29, 2003RTFOct 27, 2003
40Democratic Republic of the CongoMar 23, 2005ACSJun 21, 2005
41DenmarkMay 24, 2000Aug 27, 2002RTFSep 11, 2003
42DjiboutiApr 08, 2002ACSSep 11, 2003
43DominicaJul 13, 2004ACSOct 11, 2004
44Dominican RepublicJun 20, 2006ACSSep 18, 2006
45EcuadorMay 24, 2000Jan 30, 2003RTFSep 11, 2003
46EgyptDec 20, 2000Dec 23, 2003RTFMar 21, 2004
47El SalvadorMay 24, 2000Sep 26, 2003RTFDec 25, 2003
48EritreaMar 10, 2005ACSJun 08, 2005
49EstoniaSep 06, 2000Mar 24, 2004RTFJun 22, 2004
50EthiopiaMay 24, 2000Oct 09, 2003RTFJan 07, 2004
51European UnionMay 24, 2000Aug 27, 2002APVSep 11, 2003
52FijiMay 02, 2001Jun 05, 2001RTFSep 11, 2003
53FinlandMay 24, 2000Jul 09, 2004RTFOct 07, 2004
54FranceMay 24, 2000Apr 07, 2003APVSep 11, 2003
55GabonMay 02, 2007ACSJul 31, 2007
56GambiaMay 24, 2000Jun 09, 2004RTFSep 07, 2004
57GeorgiaNov 04, 2008ACSFeb 02, 2009
58GermanyMay 24, 2000Nov 20, 2003RTFFeb 18, 2004
59GhanaMay 30, 2003ACSSep 11, 2003
60GreeceMay 24, 2000May 21, 2004RTFAug 19, 2004
61GrenadaMay 24, 2000Feb 05, 2004RTFMay 05, 2004
62GuatemalaOct 28, 2004ACSJan 26, 2005
63GuineaMay 24, 2000Dec 11, 2007RTFMar 10, 2008
64Guinea-BissauMay 19, 2010ACSAug 17, 2010
65GuyanaMar 18, 2008ACSJun 16, 2008
66HondurasMay 24, 2000Nov 18, 2008RTFFeb 16, 2009
67HungaryMay 24, 2000Jan 13, 2004RTFApr 12, 2004
68IndiaJan 23, 2001Jan 17, 2003RTFSep 11, 2003
69IndonesiaMay 24, 2000Dec 03, 2004RTFMar 03, 2005
70Iran (Islamic Republic of)Apr 23, 2001Nov 20, 2003RTFFeb 18, 2004
71IraqMar 03, 2014ACSJun 01, 2014
72IrelandMay 24, 2000Nov 14, 2003RTFFeb 12, 2004
73ItalyMay 24, 2000Mar 24, 2004RTFJun 22, 2004
74JamaicaJun 04, 2001Sep 25, 2012RTFDec 24, 2012
75JapanNov 21, 2003ACSFeb 19, 2004
76JordanOct 11, 2000Nov 11, 2003RTFFeb 09, 2004
77KazakhstanSep 08, 2008ACSDec 07, 2008
78KenyaMay 15, 2000Jan 24, 2002RTFSep 11, 2003
79KiribatiSep 07, 2000Apr 20, 2004RTFJul 19, 2004
80KyrgyzstanOct 05, 2005ACSJan 03, 2006
81Lao People's Democratic RepublicAug 03, 2004ACSNov 01, 2004
82LatviaFeb 13, 2004ACSMay 13, 2004
83LebanonFeb 06, 2013ACSMay 07, 2013
84LesothoSep 20, 2001ACSSep 11, 2003
85LiberiaFeb 15, 2002ACSSep 11, 2003
86LibyaJun 14, 2005ACSSep 12, 2005
87LithuaniaMay 24, 2000Nov 07, 2003RTFFeb 05, 2004
88LuxembourgJul 11, 2000Aug 28, 2002RTFSep 11, 2003
89MadagascarSep 14, 2000Nov 24, 2003RTFFeb 22, 2004
90MalawiMay 24, 2000Feb 27, 2009RTFMay 28, 2009
91MalaysiaMay 24, 2000Sep 03, 2003RTFDec 02, 2003
92MaldivesSep 02, 2002ACSSep 11, 2003
93MaliApr 04, 2001Aug 28, 2002RTFSep 11, 2003
94MaltaJan 05, 2007ACSApr 05, 2007
95Marshall IslandsJan 27, 2003ACSSep 11, 2003
96MauritaniaJul 22, 2005ACSOct 20, 2005
97MauritiusApr 11, 2002ACSSep 11, 2003
98MexicoMay 24, 2000Aug 27, 2002RTFSep 11, 2003
99MongoliaJul 22, 2003ACSOct 20, 2003
100MontenegroOct 23, 2006SCSJun 03, 2006
101MoroccoMay 25, 2000Apr 25, 2011RTFJul 24, 2011
102MozambiqueMay 24, 2000Oct 21, 2002RTFSep 11, 2003
103MyanmarMay 11, 2001Feb 13, 2008RTFMay 13, 2008
104NamibiaMay 24, 2000Feb 10, 2005RTFMay 11, 2005
105NauruNov 12, 2001ACSSep 11, 2003
106NetherlandsMay 24, 2000Jan 08, 2002ACPSep 11, 2003
107New ZealandMay 24, 2000Feb 24, 2005RTFMay 25, 2005
108NicaraguaMay 26, 2000Aug 28, 2002RTFSep 11, 2003
109NigerMay 24, 2000Sep 30, 2004RTFDec 29, 2004
110NigeriaMay 24, 2000Jul 15, 2003RTFOct 13, 2003
111NiueJul 08, 2002ACSSep 11, 2003
112NorwayMay 24, 2000May 10, 2001RTFSep 11, 2003
113OmanApr 11, 2003ACSSep 11, 2003
114PakistanJun 04, 2001Mar 02, 2009RTFMay 31, 2009
115PalauMay 29, 2001Jun 13, 2003RTFSep 11, 2003
116PanamaMay 11, 2001May 01, 2002RTFSep 11, 2003
117Papua New GuineaOct 14, 2005ACSJan 12, 2006
118ParaguayMay 03, 2001Mar 10, 2004RTFJun 08, 2004
119PeruMay 24, 2000Apr 14, 2004RTFJul 13, 2004
120PhilippinesMay 24, 2000Oct 05, 2006RTFJan 03, 2007
121PolandMay 24, 2000Dec 10, 2003RTFMar 09, 2004
122PortugalMay 24, 2000Sep 30, 2004ACPDec 29, 2004
123QatarMar 14, 2007ACSJun 12, 2007
124Republic of KoreaSep 06, 2000Oct 03, 2007RTFJan 01, 2008
125Republic of MoldovaFeb 14, 2001Mar 04, 2003RTFSep 11, 2003
126RomaniaOct 11, 2000Jun 30, 2003RTFSep 28, 2003
127RwandaMay 24, 2000Jul 22, 2004RTFOct 20, 2004
128Saint Kitts and NevisMay 23, 2001ACSSep 11, 2003
129Saint LuciaJun 16, 2005ACSSep 14, 2005
130Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAug 27, 2003ACSNov 25, 2003
131SamoaMay 24, 2000May 30, 2002RTFSep 11, 2003
132Saudi ArabiaAug 09, 2007ACSNov 07, 2007
133SenegalOct 31, 2000Oct 08, 2003RTFJan 06, 2004
134SerbiaFeb 08, 2006ACSMay 09, 2006
135SeychellesJan 23, 2001May 13, 2004RTFAug 11, 2004
136SlovakiaMay 24, 2000Nov 24, 2003RTFFeb 22, 2004
137SloveniaMay 24, 2000Nov 20, 2002RTFSep 11, 2003
138Solomon IslandsJul 28, 2004ACSOct 26, 2004
139SomaliaJul 26, 2010ACSOct 24, 2010
140South AfricaAug 14, 2003ACSNov 12, 2003
141SpainMay 24, 2000Jan 16, 2002RTFSep 11, 2003
142Sri LankaMay 24, 2000Apr 28, 2004RTFJul 26, 2004
143SudanJun 13, 2005ACSSep 11, 2005
144SurinameMar 27, 2008ACSJun 25, 2008
145SwazilandJan 13, 2006ACSApr 13, 2006
146SwedenMay 24, 2000Aug 08, 2002RTFSep 11, 2003
147SwitzerlandMay 24, 2000Mar 26, 2002RTFSep 11, 2003
148Syrian Arab RepublicApr 01, 2004ACSJun 30, 2004
149TajikistanFeb 12, 2004ACSMay 12, 2004
150ThailandNov 10, 2005ACSFeb 08, 2006
151The former Yugoslav Republic of MacedoniaJul 26, 2000Jun 14, 2005RTFSep 12, 2005
152TogoMay 24, 2000Jul 02, 2004RTFSep 30, 2004
153TongaSep 18, 2003ACSDec 17, 2003
154Trinidad and TobagoOct 05, 2000ACSSep 11, 2003
155TunisiaApr 19, 2001Jan 22, 2003RTFSep 11, 2003
156TurkeyMay 24, 2000Oct 24, 2003RTFJan 24, 2004
157TurkmenistanAug 21, 2008ACSNov 19, 2008
158UgandaMay 24, 2000Nov 30, 2001RTFSep 11, 2003
159UkraineDec 06, 2002ACSSep 11, 2003
160United Arab EmiratesSep 12, 2014ACSDec 11, 2014
161United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandMay 24, 2000Nov 19, 2003RTFFeb 17, 2004
162United Republic of TanzaniaApr 24, 2003ACSSep 11, 2003
163UruguayJun 01, 2001Nov 02, 2011RTFJan 31, 2012
164Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)May 24, 2000May 13, 2002RTFSep 11, 2003
165Viet NamJan 21, 2004ACSApr 20, 2004
166YemenDec 01, 2005ACSMar 01, 2006
167ZambiaApr 27, 2004ACSJul 25, 2004
168ZimbabweJun 04, 2001Feb 25, 2005RTFMay 26, 2005

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Status of Signature, and ratification, acceptance, approval or accession

The Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety was adopted by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety on 15 October 2010. In accordance with its Article 17, the Supplementary Protocol was opened for signature on 7 March 2011 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York by Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. It remained open for signature until 6 March 2012. The Protocol will enter into force on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit of the 40th instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession (Article 18).

The list below contains information on date of signature and the latest communication on ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.

#CountryDate of signatureDate instrument of rtf/acs depositedDate of entry into force
1AlbaniaJan 29, 2013ACS
2Antigua and BarbudaAug 09, 2011
3AustriaMay 11, 2011
4BelgiumSep 20, 2011
5BeninOct 28, 2011
6BrazilMar 06, 2012
7BulgariaMay 11, 2011Dec 06, 2012RTF
8Burkina FasoOct 04, 2013ACS
9CambodiaAug 30, 2013ACS
10Cape VerdeSep 26, 2011
11Central African RepublicMar 06, 2012
12ChadJan 31, 2012
13ColombiaMar 07, 2011
14CyprusDec 29, 2011
15Czech RepublicMay 11, 2011Feb 13, 2012RTF
16DenmarkMar 07, 2011
17European UnionMay 11, 2011Mar 21, 2013APV
18FinlandMay 11, 2011Apr 25, 2014ACP
19FranceMay 11, 2011
20GermanySep 20, 2011Aug 27, 2013RTF
21Guinea-BissauFeb 01, 2012Sep 24, 2013ACP
22HungaryMay 11, 2011Dec 09, 2013RTF
23IndiaOct 11, 2011
24IrelandMay 11, 2011Jan 14, 2013RTF
25ItalyJun 14, 2011
26JapanMar 02, 2012
27LatviaMay 11, 2011Nov 30, 2011RTF
28LithuaniaMay 11, 2011Dec 06, 2012RTF
29LuxembourgMay 11, 2011May 14, 2013RTF
30MadagascarSep 22, 2011
31MauritaniaMay 18, 2011
32MexicoMar 05, 2012Sep 26, 2012RTF
33MongoliaJan 26, 2012May 21, 2013RTF
34MontenegroMay 11, 2011
35MozambiqueSep 26, 2011
36NetherlandsMar 07, 2011Dec 30, 2013ACP
37NigeriaFeb 01, 2012
38NorwayNov 01, 2012ACS
39PanamaMay 03, 2011
40PeruMay 04, 2011
41PolandSep 20, 2011
42PortugalSep 20, 2011
43Republic of MoldovaJan 25, 2012
44RomaniaMay 11, 2011Oct 04, 2013RTF
45SenegalJan 26, 2012
46SlovakiaJan 20, 2012
47SloveniaMay 11, 2011May 08, 2014RTF
48SpainJul 21, 2011Dec 04, 2012RTF
49SwedenMar 07, 2011Oct 12, 2012RTF
50SwitzerlandMay 11, 2011Oct 27, 2014RTF
51Syrian Arab RepublicNov 05, 2012ACS
52ThailandMar 06, 2012
53TogoSep 27, 2011
54TunisiaMay 11, 2011
55UgandaJun 25, 2014ACS
56UkraineJan 30, 2012
57United Arab EmiratesSep 12, 2014ACS
58United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandFeb 22, 2012
59Viet NamApr 23, 2014ACS
60Afghanistan
61Algeria
62Angola
63Armenia
64Azerbaijan
65Bahamas
66Bahrain
67Bangladesh
68Barbados
69Belarus
70Belize
71Bhutan
72Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
73Bosnia and Herzegovina
74Botswana
75Burundi
76Cameroon
77China
78Comoros
79Congo
80Costa Rica
81Croatia
82Cuba
83Democratic People's Republic of Korea
84Democratic Republic of the Congo
85Djibouti
86Dominica
87Dominican Republic
88Ecuador
89Egypt
90El Salvador
91Eritrea
92Estonia
93Ethiopia
94Fiji
95Gabon
96Gambia
97Georgia
98Ghana
99Greece
100Grenada
101Guatemala
102Guinea
103Guyana
104Honduras
105Indonesia
106Iran (Islamic Republic of)
107Iraq
108Jamaica
109Jordan
110Kazakhstan
111Kenya
112Kiribati
113Kyrgyzstan
114Lao People's Democratic Republic
115Lebanon
116Lesotho
117Liberia
118Libya
119Malawi
120Malaysia
121Maldives
122Mali
123Malta
124Marshall Islands
125Mauritius
126Morocco
127Myanmar
128Namibia
129Nauru
130New Zealand
131Nicaragua
132Niger
133Niue
134Oman
135Pakistan
136Palau
137Papua New Guinea
138Paraguay
139Philippines
140Qatar
141Republic of Korea
142Rwanda
143Saint Kitts and Nevis
144Saint Lucia
145Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
146Samoa
147Saudi Arabia
148Serbia
149Seychelles
150Solomon Islands
151Somalia
152South Africa
153Sri Lanka
154Sudan
155Suriname
156Swaziland
157Tajikistan
158The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
159Tonga
160Trinidad and Tobago
161Turkey
162Turkmenistan
163United Republic of Tanzania
164Uruguay
165Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
166Yemen
167Zambia
168Zimbabwe

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