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International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) - Annex V (Optional): Garbage (Nov. 2, 1973)

Countries/Territories Entry into force Ratification *
Algeria May 1, 1989 Jan 31, 1989 [3]
Angola Jan 4, 2001 Oct 4, 2001 [3]
Antigua and Barbuda Dec 31, 1988 Jan 29, 1988 [3]
Argentina Dec 1, 1993 Aug 31, 1993 [3]
Australia Nov 14, 1990 Aug 14, 1990 [3]
Austria Dec 31, 1988 May 27, 1988 [3]
Azerbaijan Oct 16, 2004 Jul 16, 2004 [3]
Barbados Aug 6, 1994 May 6, 1994 [3]
Belgium Jan 27, 1989 Oct 27, 1988 [3]
Benin May 11, 2000 Feb 11, 2000 [3]
Bangladesh Mar 18, 2003 Dec 18, 2002 [3]
Bahamas Jan 12, 1991 Oct 12, 1990 [3]
Belarus Apr 7, 1994 Jan 7, 1994 [3]
Belize Aug 26, 1995 May 26, 1995 [3]
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Sep 4, 1999 Jun 4, 1999 [3]
Brazil Feb 8, 1996 Nov 8, 1995 [3]
Bulgaria Aug 13, 1993 May 13, 1993 [3]
Cambodia Feb 28, 1995 Nov 28, 1994 [3]
China Feb 21, 1989 Nov 21, 1988 [3]
Colombia Dec 31, 1988 Jul 27, 1981 [3]
Comoros Feb 22, 2001 Nov 22, 2000 [3]
Congo Dec 7, 2004 Sep 7, 2004 [3]
Croatia Oct 8, 1991 Oct 8, 1991 [4]
Cuba May 12, 2002 Feb 12, 2002 [3]
Cyprus Oct 4, 2003 Jul 4, 2003 [3]
Czech Republic Sep 22, 1989 Jun 22, 1989 [3]
Denmark Jan 1, 1993 Jan 1, 1993 [4]
Dominica Dec 31, 1988 Nov 27, 1980 [3]
Dominican Republic Sep 21, 2000 Jun 21, 2000 [3]
Ecuador Sep 24, 1999 Jun 24, 1999 [3]
Egypt Aug 18, 1990 May 18, 1990 [3]
Equatorial Guinea Dec 31, 1988 Aug 7, 1986 [3]
Estonia Jul 24, 1996 Apr 24, 1996 [3]
Finland Nov 18, 1992 Aug 18, 1992 [3]
France Dec 31, 1988 Sep 20, 1983 [3]
Gabon Dec 31, 1988 Sep 25, 1981 [3]
Gambia Dec 31, 1988 Apr 26, 1986 [3]
United Kingdom Feb 1, 1992 Nov 1, 1991 [3]
Georgia Dec 31, 1988 May 27, 1986 [3]
Germany Feb 8, 1994 Nov 8, 1994 [3]
Greece Dec 31, 1988 Jan 21, 1982 [3]
Guatemala Dec 31, 1988 Sep 23, 1982 [3]
Guinea Feb 3, 1998 Nov 3, 1997 [3]
Guyana Jan 2, 2003 Oct 2, 2002 [3]
Honduras Mar 10, 1998 Dec 10, 1997 [3]
Hungary Nov 21, 2001 Aug 21, 2001 [3]
Iceland Dec 31, 1988 Jan 14, 1985 [3]
India Sep 30, 1989 Jun 30, 1989 [3]
Iran, Islamic Republic of Sep 11, 2003 Jun 11, 2003 [3]
Ireland Jan 25, 2003 Oct 25, 2002 [3]
Italy Apr 6, 1995 Jan 6, 1995 [3]
Côte d'Ivoire Dec 31, 1988 Oct 1, 1982 [3]
Jamaica Dec 31, 1988 Oct 5, 1987 [3]
Japan Jun 13, 1991 Mar 13, 1991 [3]
Kazakhstan Dec 31, 1988 Jun 9, 1983 [3]
Kenya Jun 7, 1994 Mar 7, 1994 [3]
Korea, Republic of Mar 15, 1993 Dec 15, 1992 [3]
Latvia May 28, 1996 Feb 28, 1996 [3]
Liberia Aug 20, 1992 May 20, 1992 [3]
Lebanon Sep 12, 1995 Jun 12, 1995 [3]
Libya Dec 31, 1988 Jul 18, 1983 [3]
Lithuania Jul 28, 2005 Apr 28, 2005 [3]
Luxembourg Mar 4, 1992 Dec 4, 1991 [3]
Madagascar May 14, 1991 Feb 14, 1991 [3]
Malaysia Nov 30, 2005 Aug 30, 2005 [3]
Marshall Islands May 1, 1997 Jan 31, 1997 [3]
Mauritius Dec 31, 1988 Apr 26, 1988 [3]
Mauritania Jul 6, 1995 Apr 6, 1995 [3]
Maldives Feb 24, 1998 Nov 24, 1997 [3]
Mexico Aug 20, 2005 May 20, 2005 [3]
Malta Oct 15, 1998 Jul 15, 1998 [3]
Malawi May 13, 2004 Feb 13, 2004 [3]
Monaco Mar 17, 2002 Dec 17, 2001 [3]
Moldova, Republic of Nov 20, 1992 Aug 20, 1992 [3]
Mongolia Jan 11, 2006 Oct 11, 2005 [3]
Morocco Jan 15, 2004 Oct 15, 2003 [3]
Mozambique Jan 12, 1994 Oct 12, 1993 [3]
Namibia Feb 9, 2006 Nov 9, 2005 [3]
Netherlands Mar 18, 2003 Dec 18, 2002 [3]
Nicaragua Dec 31, 1988 Apr 19, 1988 [3]
Nigeria May 1, 2001 Feb 1, 2001 [3]
Norway Aug 24, 2002 May 24, 2002 [3]
New Zealand Dec 31, 1988 Jul 15, 1980 [3]
Oman Dec 25, 1998 Sep 25, 1998 [3]
Pakistan Dec 31, 1988 Mar 13, 1984 [3]
Panama Feb 22, 1995 Nov 22, 1994 [3]
Peru Dec 31, 1988 Feb 20, 1985 [3]
Philippines Dec 31, 1988 Apr 25, 1980 [3]
Papua New Guinea Sep 15, 2001 Jun 15, 2001 [3]
Poland Jan 25, 1994 Oct 25, 1993 [3]
Portugal Dec 31, 1988 Apr 1, 1986 [3]
Korea, Dem. People's Rep. Dec 31, 1988 Oct 22, 1987 [3]
Qatar Dec 31, 1988 May 1, 1985 [3]
Romania Jun 8, 2006 Mar 8, 2006 [3]
Russian Federation Jul 15, 1993 Apr 15, 1993 [3]
South Africa Dec 31, 1988 Aug 14, 1987 [3]
Samoa Aug 13, 1992 May 13, 1992 [3]
Sao Tome and Principe May 7, 2002 Feb 7, 2002 [3]
Saudi Arabia Jan 29, 1999 Oct 29, 1998 [3]
Senegal Aug 23, 2005 May 23, 2005 [3]
Sierra Leone Apr 16, 1997 Jan 16, 1997 [3]
Singapore Aug 23, 2002 May 23, 2002 [3]
Slovakia Aug 27, 1999 May 27, 1999 [3]
Slovenia Jan 1, 1993 Jan 1, 1993 [4]
Solomon Islands Jun 25, 1991 Jun 25, 1991 [4]
Spain Sep 30, 2004 Jun 30, 2004 [3]
Sri Lanka Apr 21, 1991 Jan 21, 1991 [3]
Saint Kitts and Nevis Sep 24, 1997 Jun 24, 1997 [3]
Saint Lucia Mar 24, 1998 Dec 24, 1997 [3]
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Oct 12, 2000 Jul 12, 2000 [3]
Suriname Dec 31, 1988 Oct 28, 1983 [3]
Sweden Feb 4, 1989 Nov 4, 1988 [3]
Switzerland Dec 31, 1988 Jun 9, 1980 [3]
Syrian Arab Republic Jul 30, 1990 Apr 30, 1990 [3]
Togo Jun 8, 2006 Mar 8, 2006 [3]
Tonga May 9, 1990 Feb 9, 1990 [3]
Trinidad and Tobago May 1, 1996 Feb 1, 1996 [3]
Tunisia Jun 6, 2000 Mar 6, 2000 [3]
Turkey Dec 31, 1988 Oct 10, 1980 [3]
Tuvalu Jan 10, 1991 Oct 10, 1990 [3]
Ukraine Dec 31, 1988 Aug 22, 1985 [3]
Uruguay Jan 25, 1994 Oct 25, 1993 [3]
United States of America Dec 31, 1988 Apr 30, 1979 [3]
Vanuatu Dec 31, 1988 Dec 30, 1987 [3]
Venezuela, Boliv. Rep. of Jul 22, 1991 Apr 22, 1991 [3]
Albania Oct 29, 1994 Jul 29, 1994 [3]
Bahrain Apr 9, 2007 Jan 9, 2007 [3]
Jordan Jul 27, 2007 Apr 27, 2007 [3]
Montenegro Sep 2, 2006 Jun 2, 2006 [3]
Serbia Jun 3, 2006 Jun 3, 2006 [4]
United Arab Emirates Jun 3, 2006 Jun 3, 2006 [4]
Kiribati Apr 16, 2007 Jan 15, 2007 [3]
Kuwait May 5, 2007 Feb 5, 2007 [3]
Chile Nov 7, 2007 Aug 7, 2007 [3]
El Salvador Nov 15, 2008 Aug 15, 2008 [3]
Tanzania, Un. Rep. of Dec 24, 2008 Sep 24, 2008 [3]
Cameroon Oct 23, 2008 Jul 23, 2008 [3]
Canada Dec 18, 2009 Sep 18, 2009 [2]
Ghana Jun 26, 2010 Mar 26, 2010 [2]
Israel Jan 1, 2011 Oct 1, 2010 [3]
Palau Nov 3, 2011 Aug 3, 2011 [3]
Niue (New Zealand) Dec 29, 2011 Sep 29, 2011 [3]
Indonesia Sep 27, 2012 Jun 27, 2012 [3]
Sudan Nov 24, 2012 Aug 24, 2012 [3]
Viet Nam Apr 21, 2015 Jan 21, 2015 [3]
Djibouti Mar 19, 2015 Dec 19, 2014 [3]
Fiji Jan 12, 2016 Oct 12, 2015 [3]
Myanmar Jun 8, 2016 Mar 8, 2016 [3]
Brunei Darussalam Jul 5, 2016 Apr 5, 2016 [2]
Guinea-Bissau Jul 25, 2016 Apr 25, 2016 [3]
Cabo Verde Jan 24, 2017 Oct 24, 2016 [3]

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