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Article Comparison - International Natural Rubber Agreement

Article 46
Annual assessment, estimates and studies

1. The Council shall prepare an annual assessment on the world natural rubber situation and related areas in the light of the information supplied by members and from all relevant intergovernmental and international organizations.

2. At least once in every half year, the Council shall also estimate production, consumption, exports and imports of natural rubber by specific types and grades, if possible, for the following six months. It shall inform the members of these estimates.

3. The Council shall undertake, or make appropriate arrangements to undertake, studies of trends in natural rubber production, consumption, trade, marketing and prices, as well as of the short-term and long-term problems of the world natural rubber economy.