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Article Comparison - International Natural Rubber Agreement

Article 36
Restriction or suspension of Buffer Stock operations

1. Notwithstanding the provisions af Article 30, the Council, if in session, may, by special vote, restrict or suspend the operations of the Buffer Stock, if in its opinion the discharge of the obligations laid upon the Buffer Stock Manager by that Article will not achieve the objectives of this Agreement.

2. If the Council is not in session, the Executive Director may, after consultation with the Chairman, restrict or suspend the operations of the Buffer Stock, if in his opinion the discharge of the obligations laid upon the Buffer Stock Manager by Article 30 will not achieve the objectives of this Agreement.

3. Immediately after a decision to restrict or suspend the operations of the Buffer Stock under paragraph 2 of this Article, the Executive Director shall convene a session of the Council to review such decision. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 4 of Article 13, the Council shall meet within 10 days after the date of restriction or suspension and shall, by special vote, confirm or cancel such restriction or suspension. If the Council cannot come to a decision at that session, Buffer Stock operations shall be resumed without any restriction imposed under this Article.

4. As long as any restriction or suspension of Buffer Stock operations decided in accordance with this Article remains in force, the Council shall review this decision at intervals of not longer than three months. If at a session to make such a review the Council does not confirm, by special vote, the continuation of the restriction or suspension, or does not come to a decision, Buffer Stock operations shall be resumed without restriction.