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Article 17 - Amendment

  1. Any Party may propose amendments to this Agreement by forwarding a proposed amendment to the Depositary. Upon receiving such a proposal, the Depositary shall forward the proposal to the other Parties through diplomatic or other appropriate channels.
  2. The Agreement may be amended in accordance with the following procedures:
    1. If agreed by at least a simple majority of all Parties as of the date of proposal of the amendment, negotiations shall be held to consider the proposal.
    2. Unless otherwise agreed, the Party proposing the amendment shall host the negotiations, which shall begin not more than 90 days after agreement is reached to hold such negotiations. All Parties shall have a right to participate in the negotiations.
    3. If adopted by at least a simple majority of the Parties attending such negotiations, the Depositary shall then prepare and transmit a certified copy of the amendment to the Parties for their acceptance.
    4. Any amendment shall enter into force, as between the Parties which have accepted it, 30 days following the date on which the Depositary has received written notification of acceptance from a simple majority of the Parties.
    5. Following entry into force of such an amendment, it shall enter into force for any other Party 30 days following the date the Depositary receives written notification of acceptance from that Party.
  3. In lieu of the procedures set forth in paragraph 2, the Agreement may be amended in accordance with the following procedures:
    1. If all Parties as of the time of proposal of the amendment give written notice through diplomatic or other appropriate channels to the Party proposing the amendment of their consent to its adoption, the Party proposing the amendment shall so notify the Depositary, which shall then prepare and transmit a certified copy of such amendment to all of the Parties for their acceptance.
    2. An amendment so adopted shall enter into force for all Parties 30 days following the date on which the Depositary has received written notification of acceptance from all of the Parties.


New Zealand Ministry of Transport
Attention: Air Services
Phone: +64-4-439-9000
Fax: +64-4-439-9004
e-mail: maliat@transport.govt.nz
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Attention: Treaty Officer
Legal Division
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e-mail: lgl@mfat.govt.nz