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ARTICLE 33 -- ADOPTION AND AMENDMENT OF ANNEXES:

This article that provides for how annexes can be amended is entirely bracketed, mainly because the regional instruments have not yet been negotiated. However, the Latin American and Caribbean Group expressed concern, during the first reading, that the article seems to discriminate against other regional instruments that are expected to be completed after the Convention. Paragraph 1 proposes a different procedure for their adoption. China concurred and proposed a new paragraph 1 bis "An amendment to a regional implementation annex shall be proposed and adopted in accordance with the procedure as set forth in Article 32, provided that in adopting such amendment the majority vote provided in that article, includes a 2/3 or 3/4 majority of the votes represented and voting."