Article 17

Consultations and Negotiations Concerning Planned Measures

Convention Text

  1. If a communication is made under Article 15 that implementation of the planned measures would be inconsistent with the provisions of Article 5 or Article 7, the notifying state and the state making the communication shall enter into consultations and, if necessary, negotiations with a view to arriving at an equitable resolution of the situation.
  2. The consultations and negotiations shall be conducted on the basis that each state must in good faith pay reasonable regard to the rights and legitimate interests of the other state.
  3. During the course of the consultations and negotiations, the notifying state shall, if so requested by the notified state at the time it makes the communication, refrain from implementing or permitting the implementation of the planned measures for a period of six months unless otherwise agreed.
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