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Members and Observers to the Energy Charter Conference

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The Energy Charter Conference, an inter-governmental organisation, is the governing and decision-making body for the Energy Charter process and consists of Members and Observers.

All states or Regional Economic Integration Organisations who have signed or acceded to the Energy Charter Treaty are Members of the Conference. Observers consist of those who have only signed political declarations; the European Energy Charter (1991) and/or International Energy Charter (2015).

Members of the Energy Charter Conference

Afghanistan
Albania
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
European Union and Euratom
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Moldova
Mongolia
Montenegro
The Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Tajikistan
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Uzbekistan
 
 

Observers to the Energy Charter Conference

1. Signatories of the European Energy Charter (1991)

Burundi
Canada
Chad
Indonesia
Italy
Jordan
Mauritania
Morocco
Niger
Pakistan
Palestine
Russian Federation
Serbia
Syria
United States
Yemen
 
 

2. Signatories of the International Energy Charter (2015)

Bangladesh
Benin
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Chile
China
Colombia
East African Community
Economic Community of Central African States
Economic Community of West African States
G5 Sahel
Gambia
Guatemala
Iran
Iraq
Kenya
Mali
Nigeria
Panama
Republic of Korea
Rwanda
Senegal
Swaziland
Tanzania
Uganda
United Arab Emirates
 
 
 
 

3. International Organisations with Observer Status - by decision of the Energy Charter Conference

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
Baltic Sea Region Energy Cooperation (BASREC)
Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)
CIS Electric Power Council
Economic Cooperation Organization
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
International Atomic Energy Agency
International Energy Agency
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
The World Bank
World Trade Organization
 
 
 

Enquiry points

Transparency document

“Article 20(3) of the Energy Charter Treaty obliges all Contracting Parties to designate one or more enquiry points to which requests for information about the laws, regulations, judicial decisions and administrative rulings of general application, affecting trade and other matters covered by the Treaty, could be addressed. 

Signatories which do not apply the Treaty provisionally may, until its entry into force for that Signatory, be exempted temporarily from designating enquiry points. To date, the following Signatories qualify for such an exemption: Australia and Norway.”

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

The Energy Charter Secretariat and the Secretariat-General of the League of Arab States signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 19 March 2012.

The Energy Charter Secretariat also has signed in November 2007 a Letter of Understanding on Cooperative Activities with the Secretariat of the International Energy Forum.