Amendments

Annex A to the Minamata Convention as amended by COP-4

The fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-4) decided to amend part I of annex A to the Convention by adding eight new mercury-added products, so that the manufacture, import and export of those products would not be allowed after 2025. COP-4 further decided to amend part II of annex A to the Convention by adding two additional provisions on dental amalgam.

In accordance with article 26 and 27 of the Convention, the amendment entered into force on 28 September 2023 for all parties, except those who made a declaration with regard to amendment of annexes in accordance with paragraph 5 of Article 30 and did not deposit with the Depositary any instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with respect to the amendments adopted at COP-4.

Please find below a list of parties with respective dates of effect for the amended annex A. The list is indicative only. Any official statement concerning the status of ratification, acceptance, formal confirmation, approval or accession of the Minamata Convention or any amendments thereto is solely within the competence of the Depositary of the Convention in New York (based on the provisions of the Convention). In accordance with Article 34 of the Convention, the Secretary-General of the United Nations is the Depository of this Convention. Blank cells in the table indicate that the Party made a declaration with regard to amendment of annexes in accordance with paragraph 5 of Article 30 and did not deposit with the Depositary any instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with respect to the amendments adopted at the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

In accordance with paragraph 3(b) of Article 27 of the Convention, China notified the Depositary in writing that it was unable to accept the amendments, within one year from the date of the communication of the adoption by the Depositary.

Party Date of effect
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Botswana
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Costa Rica
Côte d'Ivoire
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czechia
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Eswatini (Kingdom of)
European Union
Finland
France
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Iraq
Ireland
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kenya
Kiribati
Kuwait
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Mozambique
Namibia
Netherlands (Kingdom of the)
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
North Macedonia
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Republic of Korea
Republic of Moldova
Romania
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
State of Palestine
Suriname
Sweden
Switzerland
Syrian Arab Republic
Thailand
Togo
Tonga
Türkiye
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United Republic of Tanzania
United States of America
Uruguay
Vanuatu
Viet Nam
Zambia
Zimbabwe