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Researcher: 
Mitchell
Data entry notes: 
"The parties have been negotiating amendments to modernize the Treaty and extend its terms of access since 2009. Based on the progress demonstrated by these Treaty amendments, the United States rescinded its decision to withdraw from the Treaty, which would otherwise have taken effect in January 2017." -- https://2009-2017.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2016/12/264807.htm Amendment provides continuation of South Pacific Tuna Treaty (The Treaty On Fisheries Between The Governments Of Certain Pacific Island States And The Government Of The United States of America ) for an additional six years (thru 2022). These 2016 amendments combine prior amendments from 1992 and 2002/2003 that were negotiated but never entered into force. Therefore, those earlier amendments are no longer expected to EIF. Note, however, that at least the US Senate DID ratify the earlier (2002/2003) amendments but insuffiicent other ratifications occurred to bring them into force. "The U.S. notified that it planned to withdraw from the Treaty" in June 2016 but, after negotiations, rescinded its planned withdrawal. US submittal for ratification exists at https://www.congress.gov/115/cdoc/tdoc3/CDOC-115tdoc3.pdf // The Amendments to the Treaty text do not have final clauses detailing their entry into force. Article 8 of the Treaty, however, provides for the Parties' consideration and adoption of amendments. Specifically, Article 8(e) provides: ``Any amendment to this Treaty shall be adopted by the approval of all the parties, and shall enter into force upon receipt by the depositary of instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval by the parties.'' Accordingly, these Amendments will enter into force once all the Parties to the Treaty have consented to be bound by them." --- https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CDOC-108tdoc2/html/CDOC-108tdoc2.htm
Treaty Name and Text
Agreement Name: 
Amendments to the Treaty On Fisheries Between The Governments Of Certain Pacific Island States And The Government Of The United States of America
Alternative Treaty Name: 
South Pacific Tuna Treaty
Signature/Entry into Force/Termination
Date IEA was signed: 
2016-12-03
Signature Year: 
2016
Place IEA was signed: 
Nadi, Fiji
Date IEA entered into force: 
2599-01-01
Treaty Type
Membership eligibility (multilateral, bilateral, etc): 
Agreement Type Level 3: 
E (environment) Code (agreement is environmental or not): 
Environmental
Source for E (environmental) code: 
Title
Text used for E (environmental) coding: 
Amendments to the Treaty On Fisheries Between The Governments Of Certain Pacific Island States And The Government Of The United States of America
Words used to code as Environmental: 
Sustainable Fisheries, South Pacific Tuna Treaty
Lineage
Lineage: 
Pacific Island Fisheries
Sequence in lineage: 
200.100
Secretariat and auspices
Legacy
Hidden fields
Version: 
2016.10
Inclusion Auto-Generated: 
MEA - Multilateral Environmental Agreements
Subject: 
Species/Fauna/Fish
Deletable
Treaty Text (legacy)
Core Filename: 
2016-Amendment-2002-AmendmentsAnnexes-1987-FisheriesPacificIslandsUS
Member Code: 
AUS, COK, FJI, FSM, KIR, MHL, NRU, NIU, NZL, PLW, PNG, SLB, TON, TUV, USA
Members: 
Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Republic of Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Kingdom of Tonga, Tuvalu, Republic of Vanuatu, United States of America
OrigMEAgrees: 
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