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Referrals by the Secretariat

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In accordance with the Decision 1/2, where the joint secretariat, upon considering the reports submitted in accordance with the Protocol’s reporting requirements, becomes aware of possible non-compliance by a Party with its obligations under the Protocol, it may request the Party concerned to furnish necessary information about the matter. If there is no response or the matter is not resolved within three months, or such longer period as the circumstances of the matter may require but in no case later than six months, the joint secretariat shall bring the matter to the attention of the Committee, which shall consider the matter as soon as practicable.