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1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter, 1972 (Nov. 7, 1996)

Countries/Territories Entry into force Ratification * Simple signature
Angola Mar 24, 2006 Oct 4, 2001 [2] -
Argentina - - Nov 6, 1997
Australia Mar 24, 2006 Dec 4, 2000 [1] Mar 25, 1998
Belgium Mar 24, 2006 Feb 13, 2006 [1] Mar 27, 1998
Brazil - - Feb 5, 1998
Bulgaria Mar 24, 2006 Jan 25, 2006 [2] -
Canada Mar 24, 2006 May 15, 2000 [2] -
China Oct 29, 2006 Sep 29, 2006 [1] Mar 23, 1998
Denmark Mar 24, 2006 Apr 17, 1997 [1] Apr 17, 1997
Egypt Mar 24, 2006 May 20, 2004 [2] -
France Mar 24, 2006 Jan 7, 2004 [2] -
United Kingdom Mar 24, 2006 Dec 15, 1998 [1] Sep 22, 1997
Georgia Mar 24, 2006 Apr 18, 2000 [2] -
Germany Mar 24, 2006 Oct 16, 1998 [1] Sep 11, 1997
Iceland Mar 24, 2006 May 21, 2003 [1] Mar 31, 1998
Ireland Mar 24, 2006 Apr 26, 2001 [2] -
Luxembourg Mar 24, 2006 Nov 21, 2005 [2] -
Mexico Mar 24, 2006 Feb 22, 2006 [2] -
Norway Mar 24, 2006 Dec 16, 1999 [1] Mar 30, 1998
New Zealand Mar 24, 2006 Jul 30, 2001 [1] Dec 8, 1997
South Africa Mar 24, 2006 Dec 23, 1998 [2] -
Slovenia Apr 2, 2006 Mar 3, 2006 [2] -
Spain Mar 24, 2006 Mar 24, 1999 [1] Mar 30, 1998
Saint Kitts and Nevis Mar 24, 2006 Oct 7, 2004 [2] -
Sweden Mar 24, 2006 Oct 16, 2000 [1] Sep 9, 1997
Switzerland Mar 24, 2006 Sep 8, 2000 [1] Mar 30, 1998
Tonga Mar 24, 2006 Sep 18, 2003 [2] -
Trinidad and Tobago Mar 24, 2006 Mar 6, 2000 [2] -
Vanuatu Mar 24, 2006 Feb 18, 1999 [2] -
Finland - - Mar 31, 1998
Morocco Mar 26, 2016 Feb 25, 2016 [1] Dec 11, 1997
United States of America - - Mar 31, 1998
Barbados Aug 24, 2006 Jul 25, 2006 [2] -
Italy Nov 12, 2006 Oct 13, 2006 [2] -
Suriname Mar 13, 2007 Feb 11, 2007 [2] -
Japan Nov 1, 2007 Oct 2, 2007 [2] -
Kenya Feb 13, 2008 Jan 14, 2008 [2] -
Marshall Islands Jun 8, 2008 May 9, 2008 [2] -
Netherlands Oct 24, 2008 Sep 24, 2008 [3] Mar 27, 1998
Sierra Leone Apr 9, 2008 Mar 10, 2008 [2] -
Korea, Republic of Feb 21, 2009 Jan 22, 2009 [3] -
Ghana Jul 2, 2010 Jun 2, 2010 [2] -
Yemen Feb 23, 2011 Jan 24, 2011 [2] -
Chile Oct 26, 2011 Sep 26, 2011 [2] -
Saudi Arabia Mar 24, 2006 Feb 2, 2006 [2] -
Nigeria Oct 31, 2010 Oct 1, 2010 [2] -
Philippines Jun 8, 2012 May 9, 2012 [2] -
Estonia Aug 9, 2013 Jul 10, 2013 [2] -
Uruguay Jan 16, 2014 Dec 17, 2013 [2] -
Congo Jun 18, 2014 May 19, 2014 [2] -
Antigua and Barbuda Dec 24, 2015 Nov 24, 2015 [2] -
Iran, Islamic Republic of Dec 23, 2016 Nov 23, 2016 [2] -

* [1] Ratification [2] Accession/approbation [3] Acceptance/approval [4] Succession [5] Consent to be bound [6] Definite signature