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Convention on the European Forest Institute (EFI)

Status of Ratification and Entry into Force

The Convention on the European Forest Institute (EFI) was adopted by the Conference to adopt the Convention on the European Forest Institute and opened for signature by European States and European regional economic integration organizations on 28 August 2003 in Joensuu. In accordance with its Article 14, the Convention shall remain open for signature in Helsinki at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, until 28 November 2003. The Convention shall also be open for accession.

List of signatures, ratifications and entry into force

The list contains the latest information concerning dates of signature, ratification/acceptance/ approval/accession and entry into force. The column "Ratification/acceptance/approval/accession" indicates the dates when the instrument of ratification (R), acceptance (A), approval (AA) or accession (a) is deposited with the Depositary. The column "Entry into force" indicates the dates when the Convention enters into force for respective State or regional economic integration organisation. The Convention has entered into force on 4 September 2005.

StateSignatureRatification/
acceptance/
approval/
accession
Entry into force
Albania
Andorra
Austria28 August 200314 September 2005 (R)13 November 2005
Belarus
Belgium24 May 2017 (a)23 July 2017
Bosnia and 
Herzegovina
Bulgaria28 August 200312 December 2005 (R)10 February 2006
Croatia15 April 2004 (a)4 September 2005
Cyprus
Czech Republic18 July 2007 (a)16 September 2007
Denmark28 August 20035 February 2004 (AA) (*)4 September 2005
Estonia
Finland28 August 200324 May 2004 (A)4 September 2005
France28 August 200310 January 2013 (R)11 March 2013
Germany28 August 20039 March 2005 (R)4 September 2005
Greece27 November 20031 April 2009 (R)31 May 2009
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland 20 July 2010 (a)18 September 2010
Italy28 August 2003 5 May 2009 (R)  4 July 2009
Latvia 29 May 2007 (a) 28 July 2007
Liechtenstein
Lithuania  31 January 2017 (a)  1 April 2017
Luxembourg7 October 2003  1 July 2009 (R)  30 August 2009
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro27 November 2003 (**)
Netherlands10 September 20038 November 2007 (A)7 January 2008
Norway28 August 20039 October 2003 (AA)4 September 2005
Poland13 November 2008 (a)12 January 2009
Portugal4 November 200316 January 2007 (R)17 March 2007
Romania26 November 20036 July 2005 (R)4 September 2005
Russian Federation
San Marino
Serbia27 November 2003 (**)4 July 2017 (R)2 September 2017
Slovakia26 February 2013 (a)27 April 2013
Slovenia25 November 20035 April 2006 (R)4 June 2006
Spain28 August 20031 July 2005 (R)4 September 2005
Sweden28 August 200319 January 2005 (R)4 September 2005
Switzerland26 November 20038 March 20117 May 2011
Turkey28 August 20033 October 2006 (R)2 December 2006
Ukraine
United Kingdom28 August 200316 November 2007 (R)15 January 2008

(*) Denmark: Territorial application: the Convention shall not apply to the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
(**) Signature by Serbia and Montenegro


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