A Conference of Plenipotentiaries, which met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 9 to 13 December 1985, adopted an Agreement establishing the Intergovernmental Organization for Marketing Information and Technical Advisory Services for Fishery Products in the Asia and Pacific Region (INFOFISH).
In accordance with paragraph 1, Article 15, the Agreement was open for signature in Kuala Lumpur on 13 December 1985 and thereafter at FAO Headquarters in Rome until 30 June 1986.
In accordance with paragraph 4, Article 15, the Agreement entered into force on 3 March 1987, date of receipt of the fifth instrument of ratification or accession.
At its Tenth Session held in Kuala Lumpur from 12-15 December 1995, the Governing Council of INFOFISH adopted amendments to the Agreement. The amendments entered into force on 14 January 1996.
Signatories and Parties to the Agreement
The following are the signatories and the participants that deposited their instruments on the corresponding date indicated:
Participant / Signature(S) / Ratification(R) / Accession(Ac)
Bangladesh: 3 Mar 1987(Ac)
Democratic People's Republic of Korea: 20 Mar 1986(Ac)
France: 27 Jun 1986(S)
India: 19 Sep 1986(Ac)
Indonesia: 30 Jun 1986(S) ; 9 Oct 1987(R)
Malaysia: 22 Jan 1987(R)
Maldives: 7 Aug 1986(Ac)
Solomon Islands: 1 Jul 1987(Ac)
Sri Lanka: 6 May 1987(Ac)
Thailand: 13 May 1988(Ac)