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7.1.2. Country listing order

Member States

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The Member States must be listed alphabetically using the spelling of their source language (protocol order) (see Section 7.1.1).

Tables

The names of the Member States should be written in the language of the publication (case A). However, in some cases, for technical reasons (single composition of tables for multilingual documents), the names of the Member States may be written in their source language (case B). In both cases, the states are listed according to the protocol order.

Case A
Member State Date of
signature
Entry
into force
Belgium 21.12.1990 1.1.1991
Bulgaria 1.2.2007 15.2.2007
Czechia 10.10.2005 1.1.2006
Denmark 10.10.1991 1.1.1992
Germany 1.9.1990 1.1.1991
Estonia 1.9.2005 1.1.2006
Ireland 12.12.1990 1.1.1991
Greece 10.10.1990 1.1.1991
Spain 3.2.1991 1.6.1991
France 3.3.1991 1.6.1991
Croatia 1.1.2013 1.7.2013
Italy 10.10.1991 1.1.1992
Cyprus 10.10.2005 1.1.2006
Latvia 10.10.2005 1.1.2006
Lithuania 10.10.2005 1.1.2006
Luxembourg 10.10.1990 1.1.1991
Hungary 10.10.2005 1.1.2006
Malta 10.10.2005 1.1.2006
Netherlands 11.11.1990 1.1.1991
Austria 10.12.1990 1.1.1991
Poland 10.10.2005 1.1.2006
Portugal 1.3.1991 1.6.1991
Romania 1.2.2007 15.2.2007
Slovenia 10.10.2005 1.1.2006
Slovakia 10.10.2005 1.1.2006
Finland 1.2.1991 1.6.1991
Sweden 3.3.1991 1.1.1992
Case B
Member State Date of
signature
Entry
into force
Belgique/België 21.12.1990 1.1.1991
България 1.2.2007 15.2.2007
Česko 10.10.2005 1.1.2006
Danmark 10.10.1991 1.1.1992
Deutschland 1.9.1990 1.1.1991
Eesti 1.9.2005 1.1.2006
Éire/Ireland 12.12.1990 1.1.1991
Ελλάδα 10.10.1990 1.1.1991
España 3.2.1991 1.6.1991
France 3.3.1991 1.6.1991
Hrvatska 1.1.2013 1.7.2013
Italia 10.10.1991 1.1.1992
Κύπρος 10.10.2005 1.1.2006
Latvija 10.10.2005 1.1.2006
Lietuva 10.10.2005 1.1.2006
Luxembourg 10.10.1990 1.1.1991
Magyarország 10.10.2005 1.1.2006
Malta 10.10.2005 1.1.2006
Nederland 11.11.1990 1.1.1991
Österreich 10.12.1990 1.1.1991
Polska 10.10.2005 1.1.2006
Portugal 1.3.1991 1.6.1991
România 1.2.2007 15.2.2007
Slovenija 10.10.2005 1.1.2006
Slovensko 10.10.2005 1.1.2006
Suomi/Finland 1.2.1991 1.6.1991
Sverige 3.3.1991 1.1.1992

Non-EU countries and non-EU countries combined with Member States

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In text, when there is a list of non-EU countries or a list of non-EU countries combined with Member States, the order for listing the countries varies according to the linguistic version. In English-language publications, use English alphabetical order:

Australia, Denmark, Finland, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, etc.
Tables

The single composition of tables requires the adoption of an identical classification system for all languages. This is why countries are listed in alphabetical order of the codes. It is preferable to insert these codes in the first column of the tables so that the classification is clear to the reader, as illustrated below.

Country
code
Contracting party Production (tonnes) Persons
employed (1 000)
AT Austria 50 000 75
AU Australia 70 000 120
BE Belgium 25 500 38
CH Switzerland 12 500 15
CN China 750 000 1 500
DK Denmark 22 000 40
JP Japan 150 000 150
NL Netherlands 32 000 45
NZ New Zealand 45 000 51
SE Sweden 10 000 15
US United States 350 000 220

If the Member States of the European Union are listed together at the head of the table, they must be listed according to protocol order (see Section 7.1.1 first table).

In the second column, the country names must always appear in English. If only the codes are used, they must be explained in a glossary, which should be at the beginning of the publication.

Last updated: 1.2.2020
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