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PART XIII—FINAL PROVISIONS

The Chair said some of the language in Article 37, which deals with signature arrangements, refers to Namibia and is no longer applicable. He pointed out that Articles 37 through 48, which deal with accession, entry into force, relations to other conventions, amendments, denunciation, status of annexes, depositary and authentic text provisions, to a large degree follow the provisions of UNCLOS. He stated that Article 40 paragraph (2) should read "Each State or entity...".

The Chair concluded debate on his Draft Agreement by saying that the changes suggested to Annex 1 on minimum standard for collection and sharing of data, will be integrated into his revised text.