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Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter (Dec. 29, 1972)

Countries/Territories Entry into force Ratification * Simple signature
Afghanistan Aug 30, 1975 Apr 2, 1975 [2] -
Antigua and Barbuda Feb 5, 1989 Jan 6, 1989 [2] -
Argentina Oct 11, 1979 Sep 11, 1979 [1] May 10, 1973
Australia Sep 20, 1985 Aug 21, 1985 [1] Oct 10, 1973
Azerbaijan Jul 31, 1997 Jul 1, 1997 [2] -
Barbados Jun 3, 1994 May 4, 1994 [2] -
Belgium Jul 12, 1985 Jun 12, 1985 [1] Sep 25, 1973
Belarus Feb 28, 1976 Jan 29, 1976 [1] Dec 29, 1972
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Jul 10, 1999 Jun 10, 1999 [1] Dec 29, 1972
Brazil Aug 25, 1982 Jul 26, 1982 [2] -
Canada Dec 14, 1975 Nov 13, 1975 [1] Dec 29, 1972
Chad - - Dec 29, 1972
Chile Sep 3, 1977 Aug 4, 1977 [2] -
China Dec 14, 1985 Nov 14, 1985 [2] -
Congo, Dem. Rep. of Oct 16, 1975 Sep 16, 1975 [2] -
Colombia - - Dec 29, 1972
Costa Rica Jul 16, 1986 Jun 16, 1986 [1] Dec 29, 1972
Croatia Oct 8, 1991 Oct 8, 1991 [4] -
Cuba Dec 31, 1975 Dec 1, 1975 [2] Dec 1, 1975
Cabo Verde Jun 25, 1977 May 26, 1977 [2] -
Cyprus Jul 7, 1990 Jun 7, 1990 [2] -
Denmark Aug 30, 1975 Oct 23, 1974 [1] Dec 29, 1972
Dominican Republic Aug 30, 1975 Dec 7, 1973 [1] Jan 18, 1973
Equatorial Guinea Feb 20, 2004 Jan 21, 2004 [2] -
Egypt Aug 29, 1992 Jul 30, 1992 [2] -
Finland Jun 2, 1979 May 3, 1979 [1] Dec 29, 1972
France Mar 5, 1977 Feb 3, 1977 [1] May 22, 1973
Gabon Mar 7, 1982 Feb 5, 1982 [2] -
United Kingdom Dec 17, 1975 Nov 17, 1975 [1] Dec 29, 1972
Germany Dec 8, 1977 Nov 8, 1977 [1] Jan 22, 1973
Greece Sep 9, 1981 Aug 10, 1981 [1] Nov 9, 1973
Guatemala Aug 30, 1975 Jul 14, 1975 [1] Jan 30, 1973
Haiti Sep 27, 1975 Aug 28, 1975 [1] Dec 29, 1972
Honduras Jun 1, 1980 May 2, 1980 [1] Dec 29, 1972
Hungary Mar 6, 1976 Feb 5, 1976 [1] Dec 14, 1973
Iceland Aug 30, 1975 May 24, 1973 [1] Dec 29, 1972
Iran, Islamic Republic of Feb 12, 1997 Jan 13, 1997 [2] -
Ireland Mar 19, 1982 Feb 17, 1982 [1] Dec 31, 1973
Italy May 30, 1984 Apr 30, 1984 [1] Dec 29, 1972
Côte d'Ivoire Nov 8, 1987 Oct 9, 1987 [2] -
Jamaica Apr 21, 1991 Mar 22, 1991 [2] -
Japan Nov 14, 1980 Oct 15, 1980 [1] Jun 22, 1973
Jordan Aug 30, 1975 Nov 11, 1974 [1] Jan 4, 1973
Kenya Feb 6, 1976 Jan 7, 1976 [2] -
Kiribati Jul 12, 1979 Jul 12, 1979 [4] -
Korea, Republic of Jan 20, 1994 Dec 21, 1993 [2] -
Kuwait - - Mar 1, 1973
Liberia - - Dec 29, 1972
Lebanon - - Dec 29, 1972
Lesotho - - Jan 8, 1973
Libya Dec 22, 1976 Nov 22, 1976 [2] -
Luxembourg Mar 23, 1991 Feb 21, 1991 [1] Sep 12, 1977
Mexico Aug 30, 1975 Apr 7, 1975 [1] Dec 29, 1972
Malta Jan 27, 1990 Dec 28, 1989 [2] -
Monaco Jun 15, 1977 May 16, 1977 [1] Oct 5, 1973
Morocco Mar 20, 1977 Feb 18, 1977 [1] Jun 22, 1973
Nauru Aug 25, 1982 Jul 26, 1982 [1] -
Netherlands Jan 2, 1978 Dec 2, 1977 [1] Apr 12, 1973
Nigeria Apr 18, 1976 Mar 19, 1976 [2] -
Norway Aug 30, 1975 Apr 4, 1974 [1] Dec 29, 1972
New Zealand Aug 30, 1975 Apr 30, 1975 [1] May 30, 1973
Oman Apr 12, 1984 Mar 13, 1984 [2] -
Pakistan Apr 8, 1995 Mar 9, 1995 [1] -
Panama Aug 30, 1975 Jul 31, 1975 [1] Dec 29, 1972
Peru Jun 6, 2003 May 7, 2003 [2] -
Philippines Aug 30, 1975 Aug 10, 1973 [1] Dec 29, 1972
Papua New Guinea Apr 9, 1980 Mar 10, 1980 [2] -
Poland Feb 22, 1979 Jan 23, 1979 [2] -
Portugal May 14, 1978 Apr 14, 1978 [1] Dec 29, 1972
Russian Federation Jan 29, 1976 Dec 30, 1975 [1] Dec 29, 1972
South Africa Sep 6, 1978 Aug 7, 1978 [2] -
Senegal - - Dec 29, 1972
Seychelles Nov 28, 1984 Oct 29, 1984 [2] -
Slovenia Jun 25, 1991 Jun 25, 1991 [4] -
Solomon Islands Jul 7, 1978 Jul 7, 1978 [4] -
Somalia - - Apr 16, 1973
Spain Aug 30, 1975 Jul 31, 1974 [1] Apr 27, 1973
Saint Lucia Sep 22, 1985 Aug 23, 1985 [2] -
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Nov 22, 2001 Oct 24, 2001 [2] -
Suriname Nov 20, 1980 Oct 21, 1980 [2] -
Sweden Aug 30, 1975 Feb 21, 1974 [1] Dec 29, 1972
Switzerland Aug 30, 1979 Jul 31, 1979 [1] Jun 6, 1973
Togo - - Nov 21, 1973
Tonga Dec 8, 1995 Nov 8, 1995 [2] -
Tunisia May 13, 1976 Apr 13, 1976 [1] Mar 5, 1973
United Arab Emirates Aug 30, 1975 Aug 9, 1974 [2] -
Ukraine Mar 6, 1976 Feb 5, 1976 [1] Dec 29, 1972
Uruguay - - Dec 29, 1972
United States of America Aug 30, 1975 Apr 29, 1974 [1] Dec 29, 1972
Vanuatu Oct 22, 1992 Sep 22, 1992 [2] -
Venezuela, Boliv. Rep. of - - May 30, 1973
Bulgaria Feb 25, 2006 Jan 25, 2006 [2] -
Montenegro Jun 3, 2006 Jun 3, 2006 [4] -
Serbia Jun 3, 2006 Jun 3, 2006 [4] -
Sierra Leone Apr 11, 2008 Mar 12, 2008 [2] -
Tanzania, Un. Rep. of Aug 27, 2008 Jul 28, 2008 [2] -
Syrian Arab Republic Jun 5, 2009 May 6, 2009 [2] -
Benin May 28, 2011 Apr 28, 2011 [2] -

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