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Paragraphs in "Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization" coded as SBF

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Art.8.1 1. The contracting Governments undertake to co-operate with one another in establishing regional plant protection organizations in appropriate areas.
Art.8.2 2. The regional plant protection organizations shall function as the co-ordinating bodies in the areas covered and shall participate in various activities to achieve the objectives of this Convention.
Art.9.1 1. If there is any dispute regarding the interpretation or application of this Convention, or if a contracting Government considers that any action by another contracting Government is in conflict with the obligations of the latter under Articles V and VI of this Convention, especially regarding the basis of prohibiting or restricting the imports of plants or plant products coming from its territories, the Government or Governments concerned may request the Director-General of FAO to appoint a committee to consider the question in dispute.
Art.9.2 2. The Director-General of FAO shall thereupon, after consultation with the Governments concerned, appoint a committee of experts which shall include representatives of those Governments. This committee shall consider the question in dispute, taking into account all documents and other forms of evidence submitted by the Governments concerned. This committee shall submit a report to the Director-General of FAO who shall transmit it to the Governments concerned, and to other contracting Governments.
Art.9.3 3. The contracting Governments agree that the recommendations of such a committee, while not binding in character, will become the basis for renewed consideration by the Governments concerned of the matter out of which the disagreement arose.
Art.9.4 4. The Governments concerned shall share equally the expenses of the experts.
Art.14 Article XIV. -Chairman and Vice-Chairman
Art.14.a a. The Council shall elect a Chairman and a Vice-Chairman from amongst representatives of Member Governments.
Art.14.b b. The Chairman and Vice-Chairman shall be elected for a period of three years and be re-eligible for one further term of office.
Art.14.c c. The Chairman and Vice-Chairman shall serve in the same capacity within both the Council and the Executive Committee.
Art.14.d d. The Chairman and Vice-Chairman shall cease to represent their countries on election.
Art.16 Article XVI. -Functions of the Executive Committee
Art.16.0x The Executive Committee shall:
Art.16.a a. submit proposals for the Organization's policies and programme of activity to the Council;
Art.16.b b. consider recommendations made by other Organizations as specified in Article VII and make appropriate proposals to the Council;
Art.16.c c. ensure that the activity of the Organization conforms with the decisions of the Council;
Art.16.d d. submit the draft budget and the annual accounts and balance sheet to the Council; the Executive Committee may approve a provisional budget pending its consideration by the Council;
Art.16.e e. undertake such other tasks as may be assigned to it under this Convention or entrusted to it by the Council;
Art.16.f f. adopt its own procedure.
Art.18 Article XVIII. –Finance
Art.18.a a. The expenditure of the Organization shall be met by annual contributions from Member Governments and by such other receipts as may be approved by the Council or the Executive Committee.
Art.18.b b. The amount of the annual contribution of each Member Government shall be based on the scale of contributions as specified in Schedule I.
Art.18.c c. Governments newly adhering to the Convention, if members of FAO, enter the appropriate category on the scale in Schedule I and, if not members, the category decided by the Council. Schedule I, and the category of Member Governments on the scale in Schedule I, shall only be changed by decision of the Council, by a majority of two thirds of Member Governments.
Art.18.d d. On the recommendation of the Executive Committee, the Council may decide to apply a coefficient to the basic contribution laid down in Schedule I, in order to adjust it to the activities of the Organization or to the economic situation of the moment. The decision is taken by a two-thirds majority of the Member Governments present and voting.
Art.18.e e. Annual contributions shall be payable at the beginning of the Organization's financial year.
Art.18.f f. The contributions of Member Governments shall be paid in currencies to be determined by the Executive Committee with the approval of the contributing Government concerned.
Art.18.g g. The first annual contribution of a Government newly adhering to the Convention shall be payable for the financial year of the Organization during which the provisions of Article XX are fulfilled.
Art.18.h h. Supplementary contributions may be paid by an individual Government or group of Governments towards special schemes or campaigns of control, which the Organization may carry out in the interest of that Government or group of Governments.
Art.18.i i. An Accounts Verification Panel composed of representatives of three Member Governments shall be elected by the Council. Members of the Panel shall be elected for three years and shall not be eligible for re-election during the next three years.
Art.18.j j. The Executive Committee shall, with the approval of the Council, appoint an auditor to audit the accounts of the Organization each year.
Art.18.k k. The Accounts Verification Panel shall each year examine, with the auditor, the accounts and management of the Organization and report to the Council.