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Treaties for which Finland is the depositary

The parties to a multilateral treaty may designate a depositary for the treaty to attend to the practicalities of the treaty process.

The functions of the depositary include

  • keeping custody of the original text of the treaty and any related full powers
  • preparing certified copies of the original text of the treaty
  • receiving any signatures to the treaty
  • receiving any instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or access
  • informing the parties to the treaty of any signatures, deposits of above-mentioned instruments and the entry into force of the treaty.

Finland is the depositary for 15 multilateral treaties

1. Agreement on the privileges and immunities of the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (Treaty series of Finland 6/1999)

2. Agreement on a testing ground for application of the Kyoto mechanisms on energy projects in the Baltic Sea region (Treaty series of Finland 4/2004)

3. Convention on the European Forest Institute (EFI) (Treaty series of Finland 90/2005)

4. Convention on the protection of the marine environment of the Baltic Sea Area (Treaty series of Finland 2/2000)

Nordic agreements of which Finland is the depositary:

5. Agreement between Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden concerning co-operation in ice-breaking (Treaty series of Finland 36/1961)

Signature

Entry into force

Denmark

20.12.1961

20.12.1961

Finland

20.12.1961

20.12.1961

Norway

20.12.1961

20.12.1961

Sweden

20.12.1961

20.12.1961

6. Agreement concerning co-operation between Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden (Treaty series of Finland 28/1962)

Signature

Ratification/acceptance

Entry into force

Denmark

23.3.1962

13.4.1962

1.7.1962

Finland

23.3.1962

15.6.1962

1.7.1962

Iceland

23.3.1962

29.6.1962

1.7.1962

Norway

23.3.1962

20.6.1962

1.7.1962

Sweden

23.3.1962

30.3.1962

1.7.1962

Amendment 1971 (Treaty series of Finland 21/1971)

Signature

Ratification/acceptance

Entry into force

Denmark

13.2.1971

17.2.1971

1.7.1971

Finland

13.2.1971

14.5.1971

1.7.1971

Iceland

13.2.1971

27.5.1971

1.7.1971

Norway

13.2.1971

28.5.1971

1.7.1971

Sweden

13.2.1971

1.6.1971

1.7.1971

Amendment 1974 (Treaty series of Finland 39/1975)

Signature

Ratification/acceptance

Entry into force

Denmark

11.3.1974

30.8.1974

5.9.1975

Finland

11.3.1974

11.3.1974

5.9.1975

Iceland

11.3.1974

6.8.1975

5.9.1975

Norway

11.3.1974

23.9.1974

5.9.1975

Sweden

11.3.1974

22.8.1974

5.9.1975

Amendment 1983 (Treaty series of Finland 4/1984)

Signature

Ratification/acceptance

Entry into force

Denmark

15.6.1983

28.1.1984

Finland

15.6.1983

29.12.1983

28.1.1984

Iceland

15.6.1983

28.1.1984

Norway

15.6.1983

22.12.1983

28.1.1984

Sweden

15.6.1983

15.12.1983

28.1.1984

 Amendment 1985 (Treaty series of Finland 8/1986)

Signature

Ratification/acceptance

Entry into force

Denmark

6.5.1985

16.12.1985

12.2.1986

Finland

6.5.1985

11.10.1985

12.2.1986

Iceland

6.5.1985

30.11.1985

12.2.1986

Norway

6.5.1985

20.12.1985

12.2.1986

Sweden

6.5.1985

13.1.1985

12.2.1986

 Amendment 1991 (Treaty series of Finland 9/1992)

Signature

Ratification/acceptance

Entry into force

Denmark

21.8.1991

30.12.1991

29.1.1992

Finland

21.8.1991

22.11.1991

29.1.1992

Iceland

21.8.1991

23.12.1991

29.1.1992

Norway

21.8.1991

8.12.1991

29.1.1992

Sweden

21.8.1991

12.12.1991

29.1.1992

Amendment 1993 (Treaty series of Finland 77/1993)

Signature

Ratification/acceptance

Entry into force

Denmark

18.3.1993

28.6.1993

7.11.1993

Finland

18.3.1993

8.10.1993

7.11.1993

Iceland

18.3.1993

8.10.1993

7.11.1993

Norway

18.3.1993

4.6.1993

7.11.1993

Sweden

18.3.1993

23.6.1993

7.11.1993

Amendment 1995 (Treaty series of Finland 85-86/1995)

Signature

Ratification/acceptance

Entry into force

Denmark

29.9.1995

5.12.1995

2.1.1996

Finland

29.9.1995

18.12.1995

2.1.1996

Iceland

29.9.1995

2.1.1996

Norway

29.9.1995

15.12.1995

2.1.1996

Sweden

29.9.1995

15.12.1995

2.1.1996

7. Agreement between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden concerning cultural co-operation (Treaty series of Finland 60/1971)

Signature

Ratification/acceptance

Entry into force

Denmark

15.3.1971

30.6.1971

1.1.1972

Finland

15.3.1971

8.12.1971

1.1.1972

Iceland

15.3.1971

8.12.1971

1.1.1972

Norway

15.3.1971

2.7.1971

1.1.1972

Sweden

15.3.1971

22.9.1971

1.1.1972

Amendment 1983 (Treaty series of Finland 6/1984)

Signature

Ratification/acceptance

Entry into force

Denmark

13.6.1983

30.11.1983

1.2.1984

Finland

13.6.1983

13.1.1984

1.2.1984

Iceland

13.6.1983

21.12.1983

1.2.1984

Norway

13.6.1983

22.12.1983

1.2.1984

Sweden

13.6.1983

16.12.1983

1.2.1984

Amendment 1985 (Treaty series of Finland 9/1986)

Signature

Ratification/acceptance

Entry into force

Denmark

6.5.1985

16.12.1985

12.2.1986

Finland

6.5.1985

11.11.1985

12.2.1986

Iceland

6.5.1985

30.11.1985

12.2.1986

Norway

6.5.1985

20.12.1985

12.2.1986

Sweden

6.5.1985

13.1.1986

12.2.1986

Amendment 1989 (Treaty series of Finland 21/1990)

Signature

Ratification/acceptance

Entry into force

Denmark

15.9.1989

24.1.1990

1.6.1990

Finland

15.9.1989

3.11.1989

1.6.1990

Iceland

15.9.1989

2.5.1990

1.6.1990

Norway

15.9.1989

13.2.1990

1.6.1990

Sweden

15.9.1989

25.1.1990

1.6.1990

8. Agreement between Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden on the establishment of the Nordic Council for Tax Research (Treaty series of Finland 5/1974)

  • Finlex (in Finnish)
  • UNTS I-13097

Signature

Ratification/acceptance

Entry into force

Denmark

13.4.1973

14.12.1973

14.12.1973

Finland

13.4.1973

14.12.1973

14.12.1973

Iceland

1.1.2003

Norway

13.4.1973

25.10.1973

14.12.1973

Sweden

13.4.1973

10.7.1973

14.12.1973

Amendment 2002 (Treaty series of Finland 120/2002)

Signature

Ratification/acceptance

Entry into force

Denmark

29.11.2002

23.11.2002

1.1.2003

Finland

29.11.2002

15.11.2002

1.1.2003

Iceland

29.11.2002

1.1.2003

Norway

29.11.2002

1.1.2003

Sweden

29.11.2002

3.12.2002

1.1.2003

9. Agreement between Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden concerning a common Nordic labour market for class teachers in comprehensive schools (Treaty series of Finland 23-24/1984)

Signature

Ratification/acceptance

Entry into force

Denmark

3.3.1982

28.2.1984

29.5.1984

Finland

3.3.1982

14.2.1984

29.5.1984

Iceland

3.3.1982

22.6.1982

29.5.1984

Norway

3.3.1982

5.7.1982

29.5.1984

Sweden

3.3.1982

22.7.1982

29.5.1984

10. Agreement between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden on the right of Nordic nationals to use their mother tongue in other Nordic countries (Treaty series of Finland 11/1987)

Signature

Ratification/acceptance

Entry into force

Denmark

17.3.1981

23.12.1986

10.7.1987

Finland

17.3.1981

3.12.1982

1.3.1987

Iceland

17.3.1981

25.5.1987

10.7.1987

Norway

17.3.1981

9.7.1982

1.3.1987

Sweden

17.3.1981

11.1.1982

1.3.1987

 Amendment 2003

Signature

Ratification/acceptance

Entry into force

Denmark

18.6.2003

22.3.2007

Finland

18.6.2003

Iceland

18.6.2003

30.10.2003

Norway

18.6.2003

Sweden

18.6.2003

18.6.2003

11. Agreement between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden for the avoidance of double taxation with respect to inheritances and gifts (Treaty series of Finland 82/1992)

Signature

Ratification/acceptance

Entry into force

Termination

Denmark

12.9.1989

21.7.1992

19.8.1992

Finland

12.9.1989

21.7.1992

19.8.1992

Iceland

12.9.1989

21.7.1992

19.8.1992

Norway

12.9.1989

21.7.1992

19.8.1992

22.6.2014

Sweden

12.9.1989

21.7.1992

19.8.1992

25.7.2007

12. Agreement between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden on the access to higher education  (Treaty series of Finland 23/1997)

Signature

Ratification/acceptance

Entry into force

Denmark

3.9.1996

3.12.1996

9.5.1997

Finland

3.9.1996

4.4.1997

9.5.1997

Iceland

3.9.1996

9.5.1997

Norway

3.9.1996

9.5.1997

Sweden

3.9.1996

9.5.1997

Amendment 2000 (Treaty series of Finland 23/2000)

Signature

Ratification/acceptance

Entry into force

Denmark

13.3.2000

30.11.1999

28.3.2000

Finland

13.3.2000

22.10.1999

28.3.2000

Iceland

13.3.2000

24.1.2000

28.3.2000

Norway

13.3.2000

14.12.1999

28.3.2000

Sweden

13.3.2000

13.3.2000

28.3.2000

Amendment 2003 (Treaty series of Finland 90/2006)

Signature

Ratification/acceptance

Entry into force

Denmark

20.2.2004

18.11.2006

Finland

21.11.2003

18.11.2006

Iceland

3.11.2006

18.11.2006

Norway

18.12.2003

18.11.2006

Sweden

30.10.2003

18.11.2006

Amendment 2006 (Treaty series of Finland 89/2007)

Signature

Ratification/acceptance

Entry into force

Denmark

1.11.2006

11.12.2006

25.11.2007

Finland

1.11.2006

26.10.2007

25.11.2007

Iceland

1.11.2006

21.8.2007

25.11.2007

Norway

1.11.2006

8.6.2007

25.11.2007

Sweden

1.11.2006

1.2.2007

25.11.2007

Amendment 2009 (Treaty series of Finland 22/2010)

Signature

Ratification/acceptance

Entry into force

Denmark

23.4.2009

21.10.2009

10.1.2010

Finland

23.4.2009

11.12.2009

10.1.2010

Iceland

23.4.2009

1.12.2009

10.1.2010

Norway

23.4.2009

10.1.2010

Sweden

23.4.2009

3.7.2009

10.1.2010

Amendment 2012 (Treaty series of Finland 94/2013)

Signature

Ratification/acceptance

Entry into force

Denmark

31.10.2012

9.1.2013

18.12.2013

Finland

31.10.2012

11.10.2013

18.12.2013

Iceland

31.10.2012

18.11.2013

18.12.2013

Norway

31.10.2012

31.1.2013

18.12.2013

Sweden

31.10.2012

29.11.2012

18.12.2013

Amendment 2015 (Treaty series of Finland 73/2016)

Signature

Ratification/acceptance

Entry into force

Denmark

2.11.2015

16.8.2016

10.12.2016

Finland

2.11.2015

18.3.2016

10.12.2016

Iceland

2.11.2015

9.11.2016

10.12.2016

Norway

2.11.2015

27.11.2015

10.12.2016

Sweden

2.11.2015

27.6.2016

10.12.2016

13. Agreement between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden on the avoidance of double taxation of income tax and property tax and the protocol to the agreement (Treaty series of Finland 25/1997)

Signature

Ratification/acceptance

Entry into force

Denmark

23.9.1996

11.4.1997

11.5.1997

Finland

23.9.1996

15.11.1996

11.5.1997

Iceland

23.9.1996

29.11.1996

11.5.1997

Norway

23.9.1996

29.11.1996

11.5.1997

Sweden

23.9.1996

25.11.1996

11.5.1997

Amendment 1997 (Treaty series of Finland 94-95/1997)

Signature

Ratification/acceptance

Entry into force

Denmark

6.10.1997

17.12.1997

31.12.1997

Finland

6.10.1997

5.12.1997

31.12.1997

Iceland

6.10.1997

17.12.1997

31.12.1997

Norway

6.10.1997

15.12.1997

31.12.1997

Sweden

6.10.1997

5.12.1997

31.12.1997

Amendment 2008 (Treaty series of Finland 127/2008)

Signature

Ratification/acceptance

Entry into force

Denmark

4.4.2008

15.12.2008

29.12.2008

Finland

4.4.2008

28.11.2008

29.12.2008

Iceland

4.4.2008

2.12.2008

29.12.2008

Norway

4.4.2008

24.10.2008

29.12.2008

Sweden

4.4.2008

19.6.2008

29.12.2008

14. Agreement between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden on the Nordic Environmental Finance Corporation (Treaty series of Finland 99/1999)

  • Finlex (in Finnish)
  • UNTS I-27931

Signature

Ratification/acceptance

Entry into force

Denmark

6.11.1998

31.3.1999

9.10.1999

Finland

6.11.1998

12.3.1999

9.10.1999

Iceland

6.11.1998

25.5.1999

9.10.1999

Norway

6.11.1998

11.6.1999

9.10.1999

Sweden

6.11.1998

23.8.1999

9.10.1999

Amendment 2016

Signature

Ratificationi/acceptance

Entry into force

Denmark

14.12.2016

16.2.2017

15.6.2017

Finland

14.12.2016

14.12.2016

15.6.2017

Iceland

14.12.2016

15.5.2017

15.6.2017

Norway

14.12.2016

24.3.2017

15.6.2017

Sweden

14.12.2016

11.4.2017

15.6.2017

15. Agreement between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden on Nordic cooperation in the field of secondary and occupational education (Treaty series of Finland 43/2008)

Signature

Ratification/acceptance

Entry into force

Denmark

3.11.2004

8.5.2007

27.3.2008

Finland

3.11.2004

3.6.2005

27.3.2008

Iceland

3.11.2004

13.9.2007

27.3.2008

Norway

3.11.2004

26.2.2008

27.3.2008

Sweden

3.11.2004

2.2.2005

27.3.2008

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Updated 5/17/2017

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