Entered into force December 1, 2002.

In accordance with Article 12, the Agreement was open for signature December 18, 2001 until March 31, 2002. The Agreement enters into force on the first day of the month following the date of deposit of the second instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval. It shall enter into force for each subsequent signatory or acceding state on the first day of the month following the deposit of its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.

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