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Protocol

Article 3 - Signature, Ratification and Accession

  1. This Protocol shall be open for signature by any signatory to the Agreement from May 1, 2001 until the Protocol enters into force.
  2. Any State that has signed the Agreement may express its consent to be bound by this Protocol by signature not subject to ratification, acceptance or approval; or by deposit of an instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval provided that a State shall not take such action unless it has already expressed its consent to be bound by the Agreement.
  3. After this Protocol enters into force, it shall be open to accession by any Party to the Agreement. APEC member economies which have agreed to be bound by the Agreement in accordance with the Annex to the Agreement may, by a written instrument delivered to the Depositary, agree to be bound by this Protocol.
  4. Instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession shall be deposited with the Depositary. The Depositary shall promptly notify the Parties to the Agreement, and all APEC member economies which have agreed to be bound by the Agreement in accordance with the Annex to the Agreement, of receipt of such expressions of consent to be bound and of receipt of instruments from APEC member economies pursuant to paragraph 3 of this Article.
  5. Any Party to the Agreement, upon expressing its consent to be bound by this Protocol, may make a reservation with respect to the right granted in paragraph (b) of Article 2 of the Protocol. Any APEC member economy, upon indicating its agreement to be bound in accordance with paragraph 3 of this Article, may indicate in writing that it does not agree to be bound by paragraph (b) of Article 2 of the Protocol.
  6. If, in accordance with paragraph 5 of this Article, a State makes a reservation, or an APEC member economy indicates that it does not agree to be bound by paragraph (b) of Article 2, any Party to the Protocol or APEC member economy that has agreed to be bound by this Protocol which does not make such a reservation or indication, may, either upon expressing its consent to be bound or otherwise agreeing to be bound, or within 90 days of the date of the Depositary's notification to the Parties of such reservation or indication, notify the Depositary that:
    1. the reservation or indication shall be applied reciprocally by that Party or participating APEC member economy in its relations with the reserving State or APEC member economy making such an indication; or
    2. the Protocol shall not apply between that Party or participating APEC member economy and the reserving State or APEC member economy making such an indication.


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