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Decision XIX/27: Compliance with the Montreal Protocol by the Islamic Republic of Iran

Noting that the Islamic Republic of Iran ratified the Montreal Protocol on 3 October 1990, the London and Copenhagen Amendments to the Protocol on 4 August 1997 and the Montreal Amendment to the Protocol on 17 October 2001, is classified as a Party operating under paragraph 1 of Article 5 of the Protocol and had its country programme approved by the Executive Committee of the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol in June 1993,

Noting also that the Executive Committee has approved $65,323,350 from the Multilateral Fund in accordance with Article 10 of the Protocol to enable the Islamic Republic of Iran’s compliance,

Noting further thatdecisionXVII/13 of the Seventeenth Meeting of the Parties provides that the Implementation Committee under the Non-compliance Procedure of the Montreal Protocol should defer until 2007 consideration of compliance with the Protocol’s carbon tetrachloride control measures by any Article 5 Party that provides evidence to the Ozone Secretariat with its annual data report that its deviation from the Protocol’s annual consumption limit was due to the use of carbon tetrachloride for analytical and laboratory processes,

Congratulating the Islamic Republic of Iran on its reported data for carbon tetrachloride consumption in 2006, which shows that it was in compliance with its obligations under the control measures of the Montreal Protocol for that substance in that year,

  1. That the Islamic Republic of Iran reported annual consumption for the controlled substance in Annex B, group II, (carbon tetrachloride) for 2005 of 13.6 ODP-tonnes, which exceeds the Party’s maximum allowable consumption of 11.6 ODP-tonnes for that controlled substance for that year, but that the Party’s excess consumption was for laboratory and analytical uses;
  2. To record with appreciation the submission by the Islamic Republic of Iran of a plan of action to ensure its prompt return to compliance with the Protocol’s carbon tetrachloride control measures, under which, without prejudice to the operation of the financial mechanism of the Protocol, the Islamic Republic of Iran specifically commits itself:
    1. To reducing consumption to no greater than:
      1. 11.6 ODP-tonnes in 2007;
      2. Zero ODP-tonnes in 2008, save for essential uses that may be authorized by the Parties;
    2. To monitoring its existing system for licensing imports and exports of ozone‑depleting substances, including import quotas;
  3. To urge the Islamic Republic of Iran to work with the relevant implementing agencies to implement its plan of action to phase out consumption of carbon tetrachloride;
  4. To monitor closely the progress of the Islamic Republic of Iran with regard to the implementation of its plan of action and the phase-out of carbon tetrachloride. To the degree that the Party is working toward and meeting the specific Protocol control measures, it should continue to be treated in the same manner as a Party in good standing. In that regard, the Islamic Republic of Iran should continue to receive international assistance to enable it to meet those commitments in accordance with item A of the indicative list of measures that may be taken by a Meeting of the Parties in respect of non‑compliance;
  5. To caution the Islamic Republic of Iran in accordance with item B of the indicative list of measures, that, in the event that it fails to remain in compliance, the Parties will consider measures consistent with item C of the indicative list of measures. Those measures may include the possibility of actions available under Article4, such as ensuring that the supply of the carbon tetrachloride that is the subject of non‑compliance is ceased so that exporting Parties are not contributing to a continuing situation of non‑compliance