Decision No. 4/12 Distribution of Active Quotas for Observation Flights in the Year 2013

November 26, 2012

   

Open Skies Consultative Commission

1st Meeting of the 57th Session

OSCC(57) Journal No. 187, Agenda item 5(c)

 

DECISION No. 3/12

OSCC SCALE OF DISTRIBUTION FOR 2012

The Open Skies Consultative Commission (OSCC),

Pursuant to the provisions of paragraph 4 (D) of Article X and paragraph 9 of

Section I of Annex L of the Treaty on Open Skies,

In accordance with the provisions and Annexes of Decision Number Ten to the Treaty

on Open Skies of 16 July 1993 (OSCC/III/Dec.10) contained in the Appendix to this decision,

Pursuant to the provision of paragraph 1 of OSCC Decision No. 21/02 of

9 September 2002 (OSCC.DEC/21/02) that “the scale of distribution of the Open Skies

Consultative Commission shall be revised to reflect any revisions of the Standard Scale of

Contributions” (replacing the OSCE’s “Helsinki scale”),

Recalling OSCC Decision No. 1/11 on the scale of distribution for 2011,

Taking into account OSCE Permanent Council Decision No. 1027 of

22 December 2011 on the scales of contributions for 2012 (PC.DEC/1027),

which adopted the OSCE scales of contributions for 2012,

Taking into account that the special regime established by OSCC/III/Dec.10 continues

to apply for the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Belarus and Georgia, and that respective ad hoc

additional contributions of these States Parties in 2012 amount to 0.05, 0.02, 0.01 and 0.01

(in percentages),

Decides to adopt the scale of distribution for the common expenses associated with

the operation of the OSCC for 2012 as contained in the Annex to this decision.

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This decision will take effect on the date of its adoption and will be issued in each of

the six languages specified in Article XIX of the Treaty on Open Skies,

all texts being equally authentic.


Provisions of OSCC/III/Dec.10:

“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”) is based on the scale of distribution adopted in

Helsinki on 10 July 1992, by the participating States to the CSCE (hereafter referred to as the

“Helsinki scale”). The special regime established by this Decision takes into account present

economic conditions and is limited in scope and in time. It does not constitute a precedent for

any other CSCE or CSCE related body.

2. Taking into account the fact that not all participating States to the CSCE are Parties to

the Treaty, States Parties have to make an additional contribution to their contribution to the

“Helsinki scale”, in order to cover the existing shortfall.

(A) As a rule, this additional contribution will be proportional to the “Helsinki

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 of the countries listed in Annex A to this Decision so

requires. The special regime will thus be subject to review every year.

3. As long as only participating States to the CSCE 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 “Helsinki scale”.”

Annex A to OSCC/III/Dec.10:

“List of countries to which the special regime established in paragraph 2,

subparagraph (B) of the Decision on the scale of distribution of the Open Skies Consultative

Commission may apply:

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

Annex B to OSCC/III/Dec.10:

“1. The financial contribution 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 2,

subparagraph (B) of the above-mentioned Decision, those that provide higher additional

contributions and those which are not participating States to the CSCE, 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 “Helsinki 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
Hm= contribution to the “Helsinki scale” of State Party m
Em= additional contribution of State Party m

3. The financial contribution to the scale of distribution of the OSCC of a State Party to

which the special regime established in paragraph 2, 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 “Helsinki scale” of State Party j
Aj= ad hoc additional contribution of State Party j

4. Coefficient K is determined from the formula:

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THE OSCC SCALE OF DISTRIBUTION

(Effective as of 1 January 2012)

United States of America 12.638
Germany 10.275
France 10.275
United Kingdom 10.275
Italy 10.275
Canada 6.077
Russian Federation 6.050
Spain 5.033
Netherlands 4.791
Belgium 3.561
Sweden 3.561
Denmark 2.308
Norway 2.253
Finland 2.033
Poland 1.484
Turkey 1.110
Greece 1.077
Portugal 1.077
Ukraine 0.700
Hungary 0.659
Romania 0.659
Czech Republic 0.626
Bulgaria 0.604
Luxembourg 0.517
Slovakia 0.308
Belarus 0.290
Slovenia 0.242
Croatia 0.209
Estonia 0.209
Iceland 0.209
Latvia 0.209
Lithuania 0.209
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.137
Georgia 0.060
   
Total 100.000