PROTOCOL ON THE PROVISIONAL APPLICATION OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS
OF THE TREATY ON CONVENTIONAL ARMED FORCES IN EUROPE
To promote the implementation of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe of November 19, 1990, hereinafter referred to as the Treaty, the States Parties hereby agree to the provisional application of certain provisions of the Treaty.
1. Without detriment to the provisions of Article XXII of the Treaty, the States Parties shall apply provisionally the following provisions of the Treaty:
(A) Article VII, paragraphs 2, 3, and 4;
(B) Article VIII, paragraphs 5, 6, and 8; (C) Article IX;
(D) Article XIII;
(E) Article XVI, paragraphs 1, 2(F), 2(G), 4, 6, and 7; (F) Article XVII;
(G) Article XVIII:
(H) Article XXI, paragraph 2;
(I) Protocol on Existing Types, Sections III and IV;
(J) Protocol on Information Exchange, Sections VII, XII and XIII;
(K) Protocol on Inspection, Section II, paragraph 24, subparagraph (A) and Section III, paragraphs 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12;
(L) Protocol on the Joint Consultative Group; and
(M) Protocol on Reduction, Section IX.
2. The States Parties shall apply provisionally the provisions listed in paragraph 1 of this Protocol in the light of and in conformity with the other provisions of the Treaty.
3. This Protocol shall enter into force at the signature of the Treaty. It shall remain in force for 12 months, but shall terminate earlier if:
(A) the Treaty enters into force before the period of 12 months expires; or
(B) a State Party notifies all other States Parties that it does not intend to become a party to the Treaty.
The period of application of this Protocol may be extended if all the States Parties so decide.
The representatives of the States that participated in the Negotiation of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe between March 9, 1989, and November 18, 1990, in Vienna hereby certify that the foregoing texts of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe in the English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages are authentic and definitive.
November 18, 1990
DECLARATION BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY ON THE PERSONNEL STRENGTH OF GERMAN ARMED FORCES
In connection with the signature of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany confirms the declaration made by the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs on 30 August 1990 in the plenary session of the Negotiations on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, which reads as follows:
"The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany undertakes to reduce the personnel strength of the armed forces of the united Germany to 370,000 (ground, air and naval forces) within three to four years. This reduction will commence on the entry into force of the first CFE agreement.
Within the scope of this overall ceiling no more than 345,000 will belong to the ground and air forces which, pursuant to the agreed mandate, alone are the subject of the Negotiations on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe.
The Federal Government regards its commitment to reduce ground and air forces as a significant German contribution to the reduction of conventional armed forces in Europe. It assumes that in follow-on negotiations the other participants in the negotiations, too, will render their contribution to enhancing security and stability in Europe, including measures to limit personnel strengths."
DECLARATION OF THE STATES PARTIES TO THE TREATY ON CONVENTIONAL ARMED FORCES IN EUROPE WITH RESPECT TO PERSONNEL STRENGTH
In connection with the signature of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe of November 19, 1990, and with a view to the follow-on negotiations referred to in Article XVIII of that Treaty, the States Parties to that Treaty declare that, for the period of these negotiations, they will not increase the total peacetime authorized personnel strength of their conventional armed forces pursuant to the Mandate in the area of application.
DECLARATION OF THE STATES PARTIES TO THE TREATY ON CONVENTIONAL ARMED FORCES IN EUROPE WITH RESPECT TO LAND-BASED NAVAL AIRCRAFT
To promote the implementation of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, the States Parties to the Treaty undertake the following political commitments outside the framework of the Treaty.
1. No one State will have in the area of application of the Treaty more than 400 permanently land-based combat naval aircraft. It is understood that this commitment applies to combat aircraft armed and equipped to engage surface or air targets and excludes types designed as maritime patrol aircraft.
2. The aggregate number of such permanently land-based combat naval aircraft held by either of the two groups of States defined under the terms of the Treaty will not exceed 430.
3. No one State will hold in its naval forces within the area of application any permanently land-based attack helicopters.
4. The limitations provided for in this Declaration will apply beginning 40 months after entry into force of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe.
5. This Declaration will become effective as of entry into force of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe.