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Protocol

Article 4 - Entry into Force

  1. This Protocol shall enter into force on the date that the Agreement enters into force or on the date that two signatories to the Agreement have expressed their consent to be bound in accordance with paragraph 2 of Article 3, whichever is later.
  2. For any signatory to this Protocol that expresses its consent to be bound in accordance with paragraph 2 of Article 3 after this Protocol has entered into force pursuant to paragraph 1 of this Article, this Protocol shall enter into force on the date it so expresses that consent.
  3. This Protocol shall not apply between any State which has made a reservation in accordance with paragraph 5 of Article 3 of this Protocol, or any APEC member economy that has indicated it does not agree to be bound by paragraph (b) of Article 2, and any Party or APEC member economy which has notified the Depositary of the non-application of the Protocol in accordance with paragraph 6(b) of Article 3 of this Protocol.
  4. This Protocol shall not apply between any State acceding to this Protocol, or any APEC member economy which agrees to be bound by this Protocol, and any Party or APEC member economy which, within 90 days of the date of the Depositary's notification to the Parties of the deposit of the instrument of accession or written instrument indicating agreement to be bound, notifies the Depositary in writing that it shall not apply between that Party or APEC member economy and such acceding State or APEC member economy.
  5. This Protocol shall enter into force as between the acceding State and all Parties other than those which, pursuant to paragraph 4 of this Article or paragraph 6(b) of Article 3 of this Protocol, have notified the Depositary of the non-application of the Protocol, on the 30th day after the expiry of the 90-day period referred to in paragraph 4 of this Article or paragraph 6 of Article 3.
  6. Any APEC member economy which agrees to be bound by this Protocol as provided for in paragraph 3 of Article 3 of this Protocol shall, in its relations with all Parties (other than those with which the Protocol shall not apply pursuant to a notification of non-application of the Protocol under paragraph 6(b) of Article 3, or paragraph 4 of this Article), have all of the rights and obligations provided for Parties under this Protocol. A Party (other than those with which the Protocol shall not apply pursuant to a notification of non-application of the Protocol under paragraph 6(b) of Article 3, or paragraph 4 of this Article) shall, in its relations with such APEC member economy, have all of the rights and obligations provided for Parties under this Protocol. The rights and obligations described in this paragraph shall be effective on the 30th day after the expiry of the 90-day period referred to in paragraph 6 of Article 3 and paragraph 4 of this Article.


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Attention: Air Services
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