Parties and Signatories

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

Number of Signatories:

Number of Parties:



ParticipantSignatureRatification, Acceptance (A), Approval (AA), Accession (a)
Afghanistan02/05/2017 (a)
Albania09/10/201426/05/2020
Angola11/10/2013
Antigua and Barbuda23/09/2016 (a)
Argentina10/10/201325/09/2017
Armenia10/10/201313/12/2017
Australia10/10/2013
Austria10/10/201312/06/2017
Bahamas12/02/2020 (a)
Bangladesh10/10/2013
Belarus23/09/2014
Belgium10/10/201326/02/2018
Benin10/10/201307/11/2016
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)10/10/201326/01/2016
Botswana03/06/2016 (a)
Brazil10/10/201308/08/2017
Bulgaria10/10/201318/05/2017
Burkina Faso10/10/201310/04/2017
Burundi14/02/2014
Cambodia10/10/2013
Cameroon24/09/2014
Canada10/10/20137/04/2017
Central African Republic10/10/2013
Chad25/09/201424/09/2015
Chile10/10/201327/08/2018
China10/10/201331/08/2016
Colombia10/10/201326/08/2019
Comoros10/10/201323/07/2019
Congo (Republic of the)08/10/201406/08/2019
Costa Rica10/10/201319/01/2017
Côte d'Ivoire10/10/201301/10/2019
Croatia24/09/201425/09/2017
Cuba30/01/2018 (a)
Cyprus24/09/201425/02/2020
Czechia10/10/201319/06/2017
Denmark10/10/201318/05/2017 (AA)
Djibouti10/10/201323/09/2014
Dominican Republic10/10/201320/03/2018
Ecuador10/10/201329/07/2016
El Salvador20/06/2017 (a)
Equatorial Guinea24/12/2019 (a)
Estonia21/06/2017 (a)
Eswatini (Kingdom of)21/09/2016 (a)
Ethiopia10/10/2013
European Union

European Union

"Declaration of Competence by the European Union in accordance with Article 30 (3) of the Minamata Convention on Mercury. The following States are at present Members of the European Union: the Kingdom of Belgium, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, the Kingdom of Denmark, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of Estonia, Ireland, the Hellenic Republic, the Kingdom of Spain, the French Republic, the Republic of Croatia, the Italian Republic, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Poland, the Portuguese Republic, Romania, the Republic of Slovenia, the Slovak Republic, the Republic of Finland, the Kingdom of Sweden, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Article 30 (3) of the Minamata Convention provides: '3. In its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, a regional economic integration organization shall declare the extent of its competence in respect of the matters governed by this Convention. Any such organization shall also inform the Depositary, who shall in turn inform the Parties, of any relevant modification of the extent of its competence. The European Union declares that, in accordance with the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 192 (1) thereof, it is competent for entering into international agreements, and for implementing the obligations resulting therefrom, which contribute to the pursuit of the following objectives: - preserving, protecting and improving the quality of the environment; - protecting human health; - prudent and rational utilisation of natural resources; - promoting measures at international level to deal with regional or worldwide environmental problems, including climate change. The following list of legal instruments of the Union illustrates the extent to which the Union has exercised its internal competence, in accordance with the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, regarding matters governed by the Minamata Convention. The Union is competent for the performance of those obligations from the Minamata Convention on Mercury regarding which the provisions of Union legal instruments, in particular those listed below, establish common rules and insofar as these common rules are affected or altered in scope by the provisions of the Minamata Convention or an act adopted in implementation thereof. - Regulation (EU) of the European Parliament and the Council of 17 May 2017 on mercury, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1102/2008, - Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and the Council of 8 June 2011 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (OJ L 174, 1.7.2011, p. 88), - Directive 2006/66/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 6 September 2006 on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators and repealing Directive 91/157/EEC (OJ L 266, 26.9.2006, p. 1), - Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 18 September 2000 on end-of-life vehicles (OJ L 269, 21.10.2000, p. 34), - Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on cosmetic products (OJ L 342, 22.12.2009, p. 59), - Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), establishing a European Chemicals Agency, amending Directive 1999/45/EC and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 793/93 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1488/94 as well as Council Directive 76/769/EEC and Commission Directives 91/155/EEC, 93/67/EEC, 93/105/EC and 2000/21/EC (OJ L 396, 30.12.2006, p. 1), - Regulation (EU) 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2012 concerning the making available on the market and use of biocidal products (OJ L 167, 27.6.2012, p. 1), - Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 of 21 October 2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market and repealing Council Directives 79/117/EEC and 91/414/EEC (OJ L 309, 24.11.2009, p. 1), - Council Directive 93/42/EC of 14 June 1993 concerning medical devices (OJ L 169, 12.7.1993, p. 1), - Directive 2010/75/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control) (OJ L 334, 17.12.2010, p. 17), - Directive 2012/18/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances, amending and subsequently repealing Council Directive 96/82/EC (OJ L 197, 24.7.2012, p. 1), - Regulation (EC) No 166/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 January 2006 concerning the establishment of a European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register and amending Council Directives 91/689/EEC and 96/61/EC (OJ L 33, 4.2.2006, p. 1), - Directive 2004/107/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 December 2004 relating to arsenic, cadmium, mercury, nickel and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in ambient air (OJ L 23, 26.1.2005, p. 3), - Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy (OJ L 327, 22.12.2000, p. 1), - Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on waste and repealing certain Directives (OJ L 312, 22.11.2008, p. 3), - Council Directive 1999/31/EC of 26 April1999 on the landfill of waste (OJ L 182, 16.7.1999, p. 1), - Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2006 on shipments of waste (OJ L 190, 12.7.2006, p. 1). The exercise of competences which Member States of the European Union have transferred to the European Union pursuant to the Treaties is, by its nature, subject to continuous development. The Union therefore reserves the right to adjust this Declaration."
10/10/201318/05/2017 (AA)
Finland10/10/201301/06/2017 (A)
France10/10/201315/06/2017
Gabon30/06/201424/09/2014 (A)
Gambia10/10/201307/11/2016
Georgia10/10/2013
Germany10/10/201315/09/2017
Ghana24/09/201423/03/2017
Greece10/10/201310/06/2020
Guatemala10/10/2013
Guinea25/11/201321/10/2014
Guinea-Bissau24/09/201422/10/2018
Guyana10/10/201324/09/2014
Honduras24/09/201422/03/2017
Hungary10/10/201318/05/2017
Iceland03/05/2018 (a)
India30/09/201418/06/2018
Indonesia10/10/201322/09/2017
Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

".. pursuant to Article 30, paragraph 5 of the Convention, the Islamic Republic of Iran hereby declares that any amendment to an annex to the Convention shall enter into force for the Islamic Republic of Iran only upon the deposit of its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with respect thereto. "Consistent with its principal policy of protecting and promoting the environment and human health, the Islamic Republic of Iran has ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Fulfilling the obligations enshrined in the Convention is a clear duty of all relevant stakeholders including governmental or non-governmental; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the National Focal Point and the Organization of Protection of Environment as the National Authority of the Convention are assigned with the task of handling and monitoring the national implementation of the Convention. It is the understanding of the Islamic Republic of Iran that implementation of the Convention is subject to providing the developing countries with sustainable, adequate and accessible financial support, technical assistance, technology transfer as well as capacity building and proper training which are recognized in the Articles 13 and 14 of the Convention as part of responsibilities of all parties, specifically the developed country parties. The Islamic Republic of Iran is of the view that full and accurate implementation of the said articles is as necessary as other articles of the Convention and non-implementation of the said Articles may raise the issue of compliance. Should the above assistance and support fail to be adequate, timely and sustainable; the extension of the exemptions will be a necessity. The Islamic Republic of Iran would like to encourage all countries that have not yet done so, in particular developed countries to join the Convention and emphasizes that the whole international community should work together to realize the accepted principle of 'Common But Differentiated Responsibilities'."
10/10/201316/06/2017
Iraq10/10/2013
Ireland10/10/201318/03/2019
Israel10/10/2013
Italy10/10/2013
Jamaica10/10/201319/07/2017
Japan10/10/201302/02/2016 (A)
Jordan10/10/201312/11/2015
Kenya10/10/2013
Kiribati28/07/2017 (a)
Korea (Republic of)24/09/201422/11/2019
Kuwait10/10/20133/12/2015
Lao People's Democratic Republic21/09/2017 (a)
Latvia24/09/201420/06/2017
Lebanon13/10/2017 (a)
Lesotho12/11/2014 (a)
Liberia24/09/2014
Libya10/10/2013
Liechtenstein01/02/2017 (a)
Lithuania10/10/201315/01/2018
Luxembourg10/10/201321/09/2017
Madagascar10/10/201313/05/2015
Malawi10/10/2013
Malaysia24/09/2014
Mali10/10/201327/05/2016
Malta08/10/201418/05/2017
Marshall Islands29/01/2019 (a)
Mauritania11/10/201318/08/2015
Mauritius10/10/201321/09/2017
Mexico10/10/201329/09/2015
Moldova (Republic of)10/10/201320/06/2017
Monaco24/09/201424/09/2014
Mongolia10/10/201328/09/2015
Montenegro24/09/201410/06/2019
Morocco06/06/2014
Mozambique10/10/2013
Namibia06/09/2017 (a)
Nepal10/10/2013
Netherlands10/10/201318/05/2017 A
New Zealand10/10/2013
Nicaragua10/10/201329/10/2014
Niger10/10/201309/06/2017
Nigeria10/10/201301/02/2018
North Macedonia25/07/201412/03/2020
Norway10/10/201312/05/2017
Oman23/06/2020 (a)
Pakistan10/10/2013
Palau09/10/201421/06/2017
Panama10/10/201329/09/2015
Paraguay10/02/201426/06/2018
Peru10/10/201321/01/2016
Philippines10/10/2013
Poland24/09/2014
Portugal28/08/2018 (a)
Romania10/10/201318/05/2017
Russian Federation24/09/2014
Rwanda29/06/2017 (a)
Saint Kitts and Nevis24/05/2017 (a)
Saint Lucia23/01/2019 (a)
Samoa10/10/201324/09/2015
Sao Tome and Principe30/08/2018 (a)
Saudi Arabia27/02/2019 (a)
Senegal11/10/201303/03/2016
Serbia09/10/2014
Seychelles27/05/201413/01/2015
Sierra Leone12/08/20141/11/2016
Singapore10/10/201322/09/2017
Slovakia10/10/201331/05/2017
Slovenia10/10/201323/06/2017
South Africa10/10/201329/04/2019
Spain10/10/2013
Sri Lanka08/10/201419/06/2017
State of Palestine18/03/2019 (a)
Sudan24/09/2014
Suriname02/08/2018 (a)
Sweden10/10/201318/05/2017
Switzerland10/10/201325/05/2016
Syrian Arab Republic24/09/201426/07/2017
Tanzania (United Republic of)10/10/2013
Thailand22/06/2017 (a)
Togo10/10/201303/02/2017
Tonga22/10/2018 a
Tunisia10/10/2013
Turkey24/09/2014
Tuvalu07/06/2019 (a)
Uganda10/10/201301/03/2019
United Arab Emirates10/10/201327/04/2015
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland10/10/201323/03/2018
United States of America 06/11/201306/11/2013 (A)
Uruguay10/10/201324/09/2014
Vanuatu16/10/2018 (a)
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)10/10/2013
Viet Nam11/10/201323/06/2017 (AA)
Yemen21/03/2014
Zambia10/10/201311/03/2016
Zimbabwe11/10/2013


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