Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products


According to Article 33 of the Convention, the Conference of the Parties (COP) may adopt protocols to the Convention. Only Parties to the Convention may be Parties to a protocol. Any protocol to the Convention shall be binding only on the Parties to the protocol in question.

The Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, the first Protocol to the Convention, was adopted on 12 November 2012 at the fifth session of the Conference of the Parties in Seoul, Republic of Korea, and is currently open for ratification, acceptance, approval or accession by the Parties to the WHO FCTC.


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40 countries must ratify or accede to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products for it to become international law

2 July 2018the 40th instrument must be deposited on or before this date

10 July 2018deadline to deposit the instrument of ratification/accession to participate in MOP1 as a Party to the Protocol

Contact

Tel: +41 22 791 3739

protocolfctc@who.int