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OSCC Decision No. 21/02 to the Treaty On Open Skies

Office of Conventional Arms Control
Washington, DC
September 9, 2000

Open Skies Consultative Commission OSCC.DEC/21/02
9 September 2002
OSCC+
Original: ENGLISH


1st Meeting of the 29th Session
OSCC(XXIX) Journal No. 82, Agenda item 6(c)

Scale of distribution for the common expenses associated with the operation of the Open Skies Consultative Commission

The Open Skies Consultative Commission, pursuant to the provision of Annex L, paragraph 9 of the Treaty on Open Skies, has decided as follows:

1. The scale of distribution for the common expenses associated with the operation of the Open Skies Consultative Commission (hereafter referred to as the “scale of distribution of the Open Skies Consultative Commission”) shall be based on the revised scale of distribution adopted in PC.DEC/468, dated 11 April 2002, by the Permanent Council of the OSCE (hereafter referred to as the “Standard Scale of Contributions”). The scale of distribution of the Open Skies Consultative Commission shall be revised to reflect any revisions of the Standard Scale of Contributions.

2. In accordance with OSCC.DEC/8/02/Corr.1, dated 22 April 2002, further to the deposit of Sweden’s instrument of accession, the OSCC decides to redistribute OSCC costs in accordance with paragraph 4. Sweden shall become liable for OSCC costs sixty days after deposit of its instrument of accession, effective at the beginning of the next OSCE budget quarter following OSCC agreement on the redistribution of costs.

3. Recalling OSCC/III/Dec.10 paragraph 2 (B), it revises the ad hoc additional contributions of OSCC States Parties to the special regime established for those countries exempted from proportional contribution in line with the revisions made to the Standard Scale of Contributions. Annex A paragraph 3 applies.

4. Taking into account the fact that not all participating States to the OSCE are Parties to the Treaty, States Parties have to make an additional contribution to their contribution to the “Standard Scale”, in order to cover the existing shortfall.

(A) As a rule, this additional contribution will be proportional to the “Standard Scale”. Nevertheless, any State Party may provide a higher additional contribution.

(B) However, taking into account their present economic situation, those countries listed in Annex A to this Decision will be exempted from the proportional contribution mentioned in subparagraph (A) and will only make an ad hoc additional contribution, agreed by the States Parties.

(C) The special regime established in subparagraph (B) will last as long as the economic situation on the countries listed in Annex A to this Decision so requires. The special regime will be subject to review every year.

5. As long as only participating States to the OSCE are Parties to the Treaty, and provided that there remains a shortfall to be covered, the financial contribution to the scale of distribution of the Open Skies Consultative Commission of any State Party will have to be superior to its contribution to the “Standard Scale”.

6. In case of accession to the Treaty of participating States to the OSCE, their financial contributions to the scale of distribution of the Open Skies Consultative Commission will be calculated according to the principles established in paragraphs 1, 2, and 3. In that case, the financial contributions to the scale of distribution of the Open Skies Consultative Commission of the other States Parties will be reduced in due proportion. This provision does not apply to those countries listed in Annex A to this Decision, as long as the special regime established in paragraph 4, subparagraph (B) grants them the benefit of financial contributions to the scale of distribution of the Open Skies Consultative Commission lower than those of other States Parties which bear an identical contribution to the “Standard Scale”.

7. In case of accession to the Treaty of non-participating States to the OSCE, their financial contributions to the scale of distribution of the Open Skies Consultative Commission as well as the scale of distribution of the Open Skies Consultative Commission will be agreed on an ad hoc basis by the Open Skies Consultative Commission.

8. As of 1 October 2002, the scale of distribution of the Open Skies Consultative Commission is agreed as follows (in percentages):

France
10.329
Germany
10.329
Italy
10.329
United Kingdom
10.329
United States of America
10.215
Russian Federation
9.050
Canada
6.185
Spain
5.100*
Netherlands
4.313
Belgium
4.029
Sweden
4.029
Denmark
2.327
Norway
2.327
Poland
1.589
Ukraine
1.510
Turkey
1.135
Portugal
0.964
Greece
0.794
Hungary
0.794
Romania
0.794
Czech Republic
0.760
Bulgaria
0.624
Luxembourg
0.624
Belarus
0.590
Slovkia
0.375
Iceland
0.216
Georgia
0.180
Kyrgyzstan
0.160
Armenia
0.000
Aerbaijan
0.000
Kazakhstan
0.000
Moldova
0.000
Tajikistan
0.000
Turkmenistan
0.000
Uzbekistan
0.000
Total
100.000

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*  This percentage reflects the agreement of Spain to provide a higher additional contribution.

List of countries to which the special regime established in paragraph 4, subparagraph (B) of the Decision on the scale of distribution of the Open Skies Consultative Commission may apply:

Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Georgia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Moldova
Russian Federation
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
Uzbekistan

1. The financial contribution to the scale of distribution to the scale of distribution of the OSCC of each State Party to the Treaty, except those which benefit from the special regime established in paragraph 4, subparagraph (B) of the above-mentioned Decision, those that provide higher additional contributions and those which are not participating States to the OSCE, is calculated as follows (in percentages):

OSi = K x Hi

where: i = State Party to which the present paragraph applies
          OSi = financial contribution of State Party i
          Hi = contribution to the “Standard Scale” of State Party i
          K = correction coefficient

2. The financial contribution to the scale of distribution of the OSCC of a State Party that provides a higher additional contribution is calculated as follows (in percentages):

         OSm = Hm + Em

where: m = State Party to which the present paragraph applies
         OSm = financial contribution of State Party m [for 2002 = 5.100%]
         Hm = contribution to the “Standard Scale” of State Party m [for 2002 = 3.800%]
         Em = additional contribution of State Party m [for 2002 = 1.300%]

3. The financial contribution to the scale of distribution of the OSCC of a State Party to which the special regime established in paragraph 4, subparagraph (B) of the above-mentioned Decision applies is calculated as follows (in percentages):

          OSj = Hj + Aj

where: j = State Party to which the present paragraph applies
          OSj = financial contribution of State Party j
          Hj = contribution to the “Standard Scale” of State Party j
          Aj = ad hoc additional contribution of State Party j

State Party
Aj
Armenia -0.150%
Azerbaijan -0.150%
Belarus +0.010%
Georgia +0.010%
Kazakhstan -0.475%
Kyrgyzstan +0.010%
Moldova -0.170%
Russian Federation +0.050%
Tajikistan -0.150%
Turkmenistan -0.150%
Ukraine +0.020%
Uzbekistan -0.475%
Total -1.620%

4. Coefficient K is determined from the formula:

K =

100% - SOSm - SOSj
______________________________________
SHi

[for 2002 = 1.134984]

where: SHi = sum of contribution to “Standard Scale” of States Parties i -
see paragraph 1 above. [for 2002 = 73.490%]

SOSm = sum of contributions to the scale of distribution of the OSCC of States Parties m - see paragraph 2 above. [for 2002 = 5.100%]

SOSj = sum of contributions to the scale of distribution of the OSCC of States Parties j - see paragraph 3 above. [for 2002 = 11.490%]

OSCC SCALES OF ASSESSMENT FROM 1 OCTOBER 2002
(K = 1.134984)

Participating State

2002
Standard
Scale
(per cent)
Hi/Hm/Hj

Tot Hi Hi

OSm

Em

OSj

Aj

OSi

OSCC
Scale
2002
OSi/OSm/OSj
France 9.100 9.100
10.328 10.3284
Germany 9.100 9.100
10.328 10.3284
Italy 9.100 9.100
10.328 10.3284
United Kingdom 9.100 9.100
10.328 10.3284
Russian Federation 9.000
9.050
0.050 9.0500
United States 9.000 9.000
10.215 10.2149
Canada 5.540 5.540
6.186 6.1857
Netherlands 3.800 3.800
4.313 4.3129
Spain 3.800 5.100 1.300
4.313 5.1000
Belgium 3.550 3.550
4.029 4.0292
Sweden 3.550 3.550
4.029 4.0292
Denmark 2.050 2.050
2.327 2.3267
Norway 2.050 2.050
2.327 2.3267
Ukraine 1.490
1.510
0.020 1.5100
Poland 1.400 1.400
1.589 1.5890
Turkey 1.000 1.000
1.135 1.1350
Belarus 0.580
0.590
0.010 0.5900
Greece 0.700 0.700
0.794 0.7945
Hungary 0.700 0.700
0.794 0.7945
Romania 0.700 0.700
0.794 0.7945
Czech Republic 0.670 0.670
0.760 0.7604
Bulgaria 0.550 0.550
0.624 0.6242
Kazakhstan 0.475
0.000
-0.475 0.0000
Luxembourg 0.550 0.550
0.624 0.6242
Portugal 0.850 0.850
0.965 0.9647
Uzbekistan 0.475
0.000
-0.475 0.0000
Slovakia 0.330 0.330
0.375 0.3745
Iceland 0.190 0.190
0.216 0.2156
Georgia 0.170
0.180
0.010 0.1800
Moldova 0.170
0.000
-0.170 0.0000
Armenia 0.150
0.000
-0.150 0.0000
Azerbaijan 0.150
0.000
-0.150 0.0000
Kyrgyzstan 0.150
0.160
0.010 0.1600
Tajikistan 0.150
0.000
-0.150 0.0000
Turkmenistan 0.150
0.000
-0.150 0.0000


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