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No - consent was not given

No - no export took place

*Has the Party received consent, or relied on a general notification of consent, in accordance with Article 3, including any required certification from importing non-Parties, for all exports of mercury from the Party’s territory in the reporting period? (Reference to para. 6, para. 7)

Yes - exports to NON-parties

No further reporting needed in this question.

The Party would respond "No- no export took place" if it has not exported mercury or mercury compounds from its territory.

If yes:a) and the Party has submitted copies of the consent forms to the Secretariat, then no further information is needed.If the Party has not previously provided such copies, it is recommended that it do so. Otherwise, please provide other suitable information showing that the relevant requirements of paragraph 6 of Article 3 have been met.Supplemental: Please provide information on the use of the exported mercury. (b) If exports were based on a general notification in accordance with Article 3, paragraph 7, please indicate, if available, the total amount exported and any relevant terms or conditions in the general notification related to use.

Yes - exports to parties

If no - consent was not given:Please provide information on the trade which was not in compliance with the Convention, the challenges met by the Party and/or its needs in meeting the requirements of paragraphs 6 and 7 of Article 3.

The Party would respond "No – no export took place” if it has not exported mercury or mercury compounds from its territory.

The Party would respond "No-consent was not given" if it has exported mercury to either a Party or a non-Party, or both, and has not received consent. In line with paragraph 2 of decision MC541 5/2, Parties are encouraged to provide more information, if any, in their next national reports, including on measures taken to prevent exports which are not in compliance with the Convention. The information can be added in part E: Additional comments on each of the articles. The Party may also wish to provide in part C: Comments regarding possible challenges in meeting the objectives of the Convention, the challenges met by the party and/or its needs in meeting the requirements of paragraphs 6 and 7 of Article 3.

The Party would respond "Yes-exports to Parties" and/or "Yes,exports to non-Parties":1) If It has exported to either party or non-party or both and has received consent or relied on a general notification. For each export provide copies of the consent received, if not previously provided. Paragraph 4 of decision MC-4/8, “[c]alls on parties that have received consent to export mercury to Parties and/or non-Parties to provide to the Secretariat either copies of the consent forms used or other suitable information in their reports submitted pursuant to Article 21 of the Convention to show that the relevant requirements of Article 3 of the Convention have been met.”2) If the Party chooses to respond to the supplemental aspect of question 3.5 (a), it could specify whether the imported mercury was intended for environmentally sound interim storage in accordance with Article 10 or whether it was intended for a use allowed to a party under the Convention. If the mercury was intended for interim storage, information on the intended use, if known, could be provided.3) If the export of mercury was based on a general notification of consent by an importing Party or non-Party, then it should specify the export as such and include any terms and conditions under which the importing party or non-Party has provided such consent. The information on relevant terms or conditions may be found in section C of form D: Form for general notification of consent to import mercury that was provided by the Party or non-Party to the secretariat as its written consent to import mercury.