Objective: To amend the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
Summary of provisions: For substances included in Group I of Annex C, Parties undertake to ensure that production level does not exceed annually certain levels for each of the twelve month period, starting on January 1st 2004 (amendment C, article 1). They further agree to ban the import and export of those substances from or to any State not party to the Montreal Protocol (amendments F and G, article 1).
For substances in Group III of Annex C, Parties are to ensure that levels of production and consumption do not exceed 0. An exception is made for essential uses (amendment D, article 1). Moreover, Parties agree to ban within one year of the entry into force of the amendment the import and export of these substances from or to any State not party to the Protocol (amendments F and G, article 1).
Relevant Contracting Parties must comply with the control measures defined by the Protocol under paragraph 8 of Article 2F using the average of their calculated levels of production and consumption in 2015 (amendment L, article 1). Finally, Parties are to provide the Secretariat with statistical data on the amount of controlled substances listed in Annex E used for quarantine and pre-shipment applications (amendment O, article 1).
(Source: IUCN ELC, 08.2005)