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                  SEABED ARMS CONTROL TREATY


                                   	Date of        	  Date of
                    Date 1 of       	Deposit 1 of      Deposit 1 of
Country             Signature      	Ratification      Accession

Afghanistan         02/11/71    	04/22/71
Algeria                                           	   01/27/92
Antigua & Barbuda                       03/21/83           11/16/88
Argentina           09/03/71
Australia           02/11/71       	01/23/73 
Austria             02/11/71       	08/10/72 

Bahamas, The                                               06/07/89
Belgium             02/11/71       	11/20/72 
Benin               03/18/71         	07/02/86 
Bolivia             02/11/71 
Botswana            02/11/71       	11/10/72 
Brazil              09/03/71       	05/10/88 
Bulgaria            02/11/71       	04/16/71 
Burma               02/11/71
Burundi             02/11/71 
Byelorussian S.S.R.2          		03/03/71            09/14/71

Cameroon            11/11/71 
Canada              02/11/71            05/17/72 
Cape Verde                                                  10/24/79 
Central African
 Republic           02/11/71       	07/09/81 
China, People's 
  Republic of                                 		    02/28/91
China (Taiwan) 4    02/11/71       	02/22/72 
Colombia            02/11/71
Congo, People's
  Republic of 
  (Brazzaville)                                             10/23/78 
Costa Rica          02/11/71
Cote d'Ivoire                                               01/14/72
Croatia*                                                    10/08/91
Cyprus              02/11/71       	11/17/71 
Cuba                                         	            06/03/77 
Czechoslovakia      02/11/71       	01/11/72 

Denmark             02/11/71       	06/15/71 
Dominican Republic  02/11/71       	02/11/72 

Equatorial Guinea   06/04/71 
Ethiopia            02/11/71       	07/14/77 

Finland             02/11/71       	06/08/71 

Gambia, The         05/18/71
German Democratic 
  Republic          02/11/71       	07/27/71 
Germany, Federal 
  Republic of       06/08/71       	11/18/75 
Ghana               02/11/71       	08/09/72 
Greece              02/11/71       	05/28/85 
Guatemala           02/11/71 
Guinea              02/11/71
Guinea-Bissau                                              08/20/76 

Honduras            02/11/71 
Hungary             02/11/71       	08/13/71 

Iceland             02/11/71       	05/30/72 
India                                             	   07/20/73
Iran           	    02/11/71       	08/26/71
Iraq                02/22/71       	09/13/72 
Ireland             02/11/71       	08/19/71 
Italy               02/11/71       	09/03/74 

Jamaica             10/11/71       	07/30/86 
Japan               02/11/71       	06/21/71 
Jordan              02/11/71       	08/17/71 

Kampuchea           02/11/71 
Korea, Republic of  02/11/71       	06/25/86 
     
Laos                02/11/71       	10/19/71 
Latvia                                            	   08/18/92
Lebanon             02/11/71 
Lesotho             09/08/71       	04/03/73 
Liberia             02/11/71 
Liechtenstein                                          	   05/30/91
Luxembourg          02/11/71            11/11/82 

Madagascar          09/14/71 
Malaysia            05/20/71       	06/21/72 
Mali                02/11/71 
Malta               02/11/71       	05/04/71 
Mauritius           02/11/71       	04/23/71 
Mexico                                            	   3/23/84 
Mongolia            02/11/71       	10/08/71 
Morocco             02/11/71       	07/26/71 

Nepal               02/11/71       	07/06/71 
Netherlands         02/11/71       	01/14/76 
New Zealand         02/11/71       	02/24/72 
Nicaragua           02/11/71       	02/07/73 
Niger               02/11/71       	08/09/71 
Norway              02/11/71       	06/28/71

Panama              02/11/71       	03/20/74 
Paraguay            02/23/71
Philippines                                            	   11/05/92
Poland              02/11/71       	11/15/71 
Portugal                                          	   06/24/75

Qatar                                             	   11/12/74

Romania             02/11/71       	07/10/72 
Rwanda              02/11/71       	05/20/75 

St. Christopher-Nevis                                       09/19/83 1
St. Lucia                                                   02/22/79 1
St. Vincent and the
  Grenadines                              		    10/27/79 1
Sao Tome and Principe                                       08/24/79 
Saudi Arabia        01/07/72       	06/23/72
Senegal             03/17/71
Seychelles                                             	    03/12/85 1 
Sierra Leone        02/11/71
Singapore           05/05/71       	09/10/76 
Slovenia*                                         	    04/13/92
Slovak Republic*                                            10/08/91
Solomon Islands                                             07/07/78 1
South Africa        02/11/71       	11/14/73 
Spain                                             	    07/15/87
Sudan               02/11/71 
Swaziland           02/11/71       	08/09/71 
Sweden              02/11/71       	04/28/72 
Switzerland         02/11/71       	05/04/76 

Tanzania            02/11/71
Togo                04/02/71       	06/28/71 
Tunisia             02/11/71       	10/22/71 
Turkey              02/25/71       	10/19/72 

Ukrainian S.S.R.2   03/03/71       	09/03/71 
Union of Soviet  
 Socialist Republics02/11/71       	05/18/72 
United Kingdom      02/11/71       	05/18/72 
United States       02/11/71    	05/18/72 
Uruguay             02/11/71	

Vietnam                                           	   06/20/80

Yemen Arab 
  Republic (Sanaa)  02/23/71 
Yemen, People's 
 Democratic Rep.    
 of (Aden)	    02/23/71       	06/01/79 
Yugoslavia          03/02/71       	10/25/73

Zambia                                            	   10/09/72
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Total 3                89                  66                 28


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* notification of succession
  

1 Dates given are the earliest dates on which countries signed the agreements or deposited 
  their ratifications or accessions -- whether in Washington, London, Moscow, or New York.
  In the case of a country that was a dependent territory which became a party through
  succession, the date given is the date on which the country gave notice that it would
  continue to be bound by the terms of the agreement.

2 The United States regards the signature and ratification by the Byelorussian S.S.R. and 
  the Ukrainian S.S.R. as already included under the signature and ratification of the 
  Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

3 This total does not include actions by the Byelorussian S.S.R. and the Ukrainian S.S.R. 
  (See footnote  2.)

4 Effective January 1, 1979, the United States recognized the Government of the People's 
  Republic of China as the sole government of China.