DECLARATIONS DEPOSITED UNDER THE CAPE TOWN CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL INTERESTS IN MOBILE EQUIPMENT RELATING TO ARTICLE 39(1)

 

 

Afghanistan

 

Form No. 1 (Specific declaration under Article 39(1)(a))

 

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan declares that the following categories of non-consensual right or interest;

 

(a) liens in favor workers for unpaid wages arising since the time of a declared default under a contract to finance or lease the subject object;

 

(b) liens in favor of repairers of an object in their possession to the extent of service perform on and value added to that object -

 

have priority under its law over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest and shall have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings.

 

 

Form No. 4 (General declaration under Article 39(1)(b))

 

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan declares that nothing in the Convention shall affect its right or that of any entity of that State, any intergovernmental Organization or other private provider of public services to arrest or detain an object under its laws for payment of amounts owed to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, any such entity, Organization or provider directly relating to the services provided by it in respect of that object or another object.

 

 

Albania

 

(1) Pursuant to Article 39 of the Convention –

 

(A) all categories of non-consensual rights or interests which under Albania’s law have and will in the future have priority over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest shall to that extent have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings; and

 

(B) nothing in the Convention shall affect the right of the Republic of Albania or that of any entity thereof, any intergovernmental organization in which the Republic of Albania is a member State, or other private provider of public services in the Republic of Albania to arrest or detain an aircraft object under Albania’s law for payment of amounts owed to any such entity, organization, or provider directly relating to the services provided by it in respect of that object or another object."

 

 

Angola

 

The Republic of Angola declares that the following categories of non-consensual right or interests have priority under its law over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest and shall have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings:

 

a. Liens in favor of workers on the subject aircraft for unpaid wages arising since the time of a declared default under a contract to finance or lease that subject object;

 

b. Liens in favor of repairers of an object in their possession to the extent of service performed on and value added to that object.

 

 

Australia

 

Article 39(1)(a)

 

The Government of Australia declares that, in accordance with Article 39(1)(a) the following categories of non-consensual right or interest have priority under its law over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest and shall have priority over a subsequently registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings: statutory liens registered in accordance with the Air Services Act 1995 (Cth).

 

 

Bahrain

 

(i) Form No. 1 (Specific declaration under Article 39(1)(a))

 

The Kingdom of Bahrain declares that the following categories of non-consensual right or interest:

 

(a) liens in favor of repairers of, or those providing services to, an aircraft object, in each case to the extent any such repair or services adds value to that object;

 

(b) liens in favor of the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain relating to unpaid taxes or other charges directly relating to the use of an aircraft object;

 

(c) employee wages relating to service fairly allocated to the use of an aircraft object as from the date that remedies have been exercised under the Convention and Protocol by the holder of as registered interest; and

 

d) rights of the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain to arrest or detain an aircraft object for violation of safety-related or criminal law, provided that no such arrest or detention shall give rise to the power of sale or right to proceeds.

 

That the priority under Bahraini laws over an interest in an object equivalent to that of a holder of a registered international interest shall retain that priority over a registered international interest, whether in or inside insolvency proceedings.

 

 

(ii) Form No. 4 (General declaration under Article 39(1)(b)

 

The Kingdom of Bahrain declares that nothing in the Convention shall effect its right or that of any entity of that State, any intergovernmental organization or other private provider of public services to arrest or detain an object under its laws for the payment of amounts owed to any such entity directly relating to the services provided by it in respect of that aircraft object or another aircraft object.

 

 

Bangladesh

 

The People’s Republic of Bangladesh declares that the following categories of non-consensual rights or interest have priority under its laws over an interest in an aircraft object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest and shall have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings, namely;

 

(a) liens in favour of airline employees for unpaid wages arising since the time of a declared default by that airline under a contract to finance or lease an aircraft object;

 

(b) liens or other rights of an authority of Bangladesh relating to taxes or other unpaid charges arising from or related to the use of that aircraft object and owed by the owner or operator of that aircraft object, arising since the time of a default by that owner or operator under a contract to finance or lease that aircraft object; and

 

(c) liens in favor of repairers of an aircraft object in their possession to the extent of service or services performed on and value added to that aircraft object

 

The People’s Republic of Bangladesh declares that nothing in the Convention shall affect its right or that of any entity thereof, or any intergovernmental organization in which Bangladesh is a member, or other private provider of public services in Bangladesh, to arrest or detain an aircraft object under its laws for payment of amounts owed to the Government of Bangladesh, any such entity, organization or provider directly relating to the service or services provided by it in respect of that aircraft object.

 

 

Bhutan

 

Form No. 1 (Specific declaration under Article 39(1)(a))

 

The Kingdom of Bhutan declares that the following categories of non-consensual right or interest have priority under its law over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest and shall have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings and whether registered before or after Bhutan’s accession.

 

(a)    liens in favour or airline employees for unpaid wages arising since the time of a declared default by that airline under a contract to finance or lease and aircraft objet; (b)    liens or other rights of an authority of India relating to taxes or other unpaid charges arising from or related to the use of that aircraft object and owed by the owner or operator of that aircraft object, arising since the time of a default by that owner or operator under a contract to finance or lease that aircraft object; and (c)    liens in favour or repairers and suppliers of an aircraft object in their possession to the extent of service or services performed on and value added to that aircraft object.

 

 

Brazil

 

(i) Declaration under Article 39, paragraph 1, a

 

The Federative Republic of Brazil declares that:

 

all categories of non-consensual right or interest which under the Laws of the Federative Republic of Brazil have or come to have priority over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest shall have priority over a registered international interest, whether within the scope of insolvency proceedings or not.

 

 

(ii) Declaration under Article 39, paragraph 1, b

 

nothing in this Convention shall affect the right of the Federative Republic of Brazil or any of its entities, intergovernmental organization of which the Federative Republic of Brazil is a Member State, or other private provider of public services in the Federative Republic of Brazil to arrest or detain an object under the laws of the State for payment of amounts owed to any such entity, organization, or provider directly relating to those services in respect of that object or another object.

 

 

Cameroon: [Official translation; original version submitted in French]

 

The Republic of Cameroon declares that the following categories of non-consensual right or interest;

 

(a) the lien enjoyed by wage-earners by reason of the preferential rights accorded to the wages owed by the employer at the time of its default under a financing or lease contract regarding an object;

 

(b) the lien enjoyed by a repairman to the extent of the value of the repairs carried out or other services provided and the value added to this object,

 

have priority under the laws of this State over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest and shall have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings.

 

 

Canada

 

The Government of Canada declares, in accordance with Article 39(1)(a) of the Convention, that any non-consensual right or interest under Canadian law existing at the date of this declaration or created after that date, that has priority over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest, shall have priority to the same extent over such registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings.

 

The Government of Canada also declares, in accordance with Article 39(1)(a) of the Convention, that a legal hypothec under the law of the Province of Quebec existing at the date of this declaration or created after that date, that is registered in the register of personal and movable real rights of that Province, shall have priority over an international interest subsequently registered in the international Registry established under the Convention and the Protocol, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings.

 

The Government of Canada also declares, in accordance with Article 39(1)(a) of the Convention, that a prior claim to which the law of the Province of Quebec, existing at the date of this declaration, or created after that date, attaches the right of the creditor to be preferred over the other creditors, shall have priority over an international interest registered in the international Registry established under the Convention and the Protocol, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings.

 

The Government of Canada also declares, in accordance with Article 39 of the Convention, that nothing in the Convention shall affect the right of the Government of Canada or of a province or territory of Canada, a governmental entity, intergovernmental organization or other private provider of public services to arrest or detain an object under the laws of Canada for payment of amounts owed to that government, entity, organization or provider directly relating to those services in respect of that object or another object.

 

 

Cape Verde

 

Form No. 1 (Specific declaration under Article 39(1)(a))

 

The Republic of Cape Verde declares that the following categories of non-consensual right or interest have priority under its law over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest and shall have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings:

 

a. Liens in favor of workers on the subject aircraft for unpaid wages arising since the time of a declared default under a contract to finance or lease that subject object;

 

b. Liens in favor of repairers of an object in their possession to the extent of service performed on and value added to that object.

 

 

China

 

Declaration under Article 39(1)(a) of the Convention: All non-consensual rights or interests which have priority over secured creditors under the law of the PRC shall have priority without registration over registered international interests, including but not limited to: claim for bankruptcy expenses and community debts, employees’s wages, taxes arising prior to the mortgage, pledge or lien of the civil aircraft, claim for remuneration for rescuing the civil aircraft, claim for necessary expenses incurred for the custody and maintenance thereof of the civil aircraft, etc.

 

Declaration under Article 39(1)(b) of the Convention: Nothing in this Convention shall affect the right of a State or State entity, intergovernmental organization or other provider of public services to arrest or detain an object under the laws of the PRC for payment of amounts owed to such entity, organization or provider directly relating to those services in respect of that object or another object.

 

 

Colombia

 

In respect of Article 39 of the Convention, the employee company rights and fiscal debts will have priority over an international interest registered under this Convention.

 

 

Congo: [Official translation; original version submitted in French]

 

The Republic of Congo declares that the following categories of non-consensual right or interest;

 

(a) the lien enjoyed by wage-earners by reason of the preferential rights accorded to the wages owed by the employer at the time of its default under a financing or lease contract regarding an object;

 

(b) the lien enjoyed by a repairman to the extent of the value of the repairs carried out or other services provided and the value added to this object,

 

have priority under the laws of this State over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest and shall have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings.

 

The Republic of Congo declares that nothing in the Convention shall affect its right or that of any entity of that State, any international Organisation or other private provider of public services to arrest or detain an object under its laws for payment of amounts owed to any such entity, Organisation or provider directly relating to the services provided by it in respect of that object or another object.

 

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

Article 39(1)(a)

 

The Democratic Republic of the Congo declares that the following categories of non-consensual right or interest have priority under its laws over an interest in an aircraft object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest and shall have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings. These categories are the following:

 

(a) liens in favour of workers for unpaid wages arising since the time of a declared default under a contract to finance or lease the subject object;

 

(b) taxes, duties and other unpaid charges due to a State entity and its sub-divisions;

 

(c) liens in favour of repairers of an aircraft object to the extent of service or services performed on and value added to that aircraft object.

 

Article 39(1)(b)

 

The Democratic Republic of the Congo declares that nothing in this Convention shall affect its right or the right of a State entity, intergovernmental organisation or other private provider of public services to arrest or detain an object under its laws for payment of amounts owed to it directly relating to those services in respect of that object or another object.

 

 

Denmark

 

Pursuant to Article 39 of the Convention the Kingdom of Denmark declares that:

 

a) all categories of non-consensual rights or interests which under Danish law have priority over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest shall to that extent have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceeding; and 

 

b) nothing in the Convention shall affect the right of the Kingdom of Denmark or that of any entity thereof, any intergovernmental organization in which the Kingdom of Denmark is a member State, or other private provider of public services in the Kingdom of Denmark to arrest or detain an object under Danish law for payment of amounts owed to any such entity, organization, or provider directly relating to the services provided by it in respect of that object or another object.

 

 

 

Egypt: [Official translation; original version submitted in Arabic]

 

Declarations under Article 39(1)(a)

 

The Arab Republic of Egypt shall declare that the arrangement of the rights and privileges on the airplane in the Arab Republic of Egypt shall be as the following arrangements

 

The following rights shall have a privilege on the airplane in accordance with the Egyptian Law No. 26 of 1976, Second Section of the Second Chapter, and we shall be received from its price pursuant to its rank set forth in this section:

 

1. The expenses spent for the benefit of all the creditors upon the execution on the plane, and selling it and distributing its price. 2. The debts related to bonuses payable to rescue the plane, and the extraordinary expenses required to the preservation thereof. 3. The indemnifications due on the damages caused to others by the aircraft on the surface of the earth, whether this damage resulted from the aircraft itself, or by falling a person or anything from it, unless the aircraft’s owner or the exploiter thereof has insured such damages for the benefit of the injurers, and the insurance shall cover the value of the due indemnifications in this case, or a percentage of (20%) of the aircraft value when it is still new, or any of the two values whichever is less. 4. The debts which became due on the last trip of the aircraft, or about to do it prior to its forcing sale in accordance with the provisions of the second section of the first chapter of this law as a result to repairing, or maintenance, or reception, or driving away thereof, or supplying it with the necessary fuel, oil, or the food and consumption materials required by the passengers or the crew thereof.

 

The privilege rank of all these rights shall be defined in accordance with the order of its stipulation in the previous paragraph.

 

 

Ethiopia

 

Non-consensual rights under Article 39(1)(a) of the Convention:

 

a. Claim of payment of workers arising from employment relationship;

 

b. Lien on goods in possession of home workers;

 

c. Lien created by repairers on goods in their possession;

 

d. Lien created by bailees on goods in their possession.

 

 

India

 

(i) Form No. 1 (Specific declaration under Article 39(1)(a))

 

The following categories of non-consensual right or interest have priority under its laws over an interest in an aircraft object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest and shall have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings, namely:-

 

(a) liens in favour of airline employees for unpaid wages arising since the time of a declared default by that airline under a contract to finance or lease and aircraft object;

 

(b) liens or other rights of an authority of India relating to taxes or other unpaid charges arising from or related to the use of that aircraft object and owed by the owner or operator of that aircraft object, arising since the time of a default by that owner or operator under a contract to finance or lease that aircraft object; and

 

(c) liens in favour of repairers of an aircraft object in their possession to the extent of service or services performed on and value added to that aircraft object.

 

(ii) Form No. 4 (General declaration under Article 39(1)(b))

 

Nothing in the Convention shall affect its right or that of any entity thereof, or any intergovernmental organization in which India is a member, or other private provider of public services in India, to arrest or detain an aircraft object under its laws for payment of amounts owed to the Government of India, any such entity, organization or provider directly relating to the service or services provided by it in respect of that object or another aircraft object.

 

 

Indonesia

 

Indonesia declares that the following categories of non-consensual right or interest have priority under its laws over an interest in an aircraft object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest and shall have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings:

 

a. liens in favour of airline employees for unpaid wages arising since the time of a declared default under a contract to finance or lease an aircraft object;

 

b. liens or other right of an authority of Indonesia relating to taxes or other unpaid charges arising from or related to the use of that aircraft object, and arising since the time of a declared default under a contract to finance or lease that aircraft object; and

 

c. liens or other rights in favour of repairers of an aircraft object in their possession to the extent of service or services performed on and value added to that aircraft object.

 

Indonesia declares that nothing in the Convention shall affect its right or that of any entity thereof, or any intergovernmental organization in which Indonesia is a member, or other private provider of public services in Indonesia, to arrest or detain an aircraft object under its laws for payment of amounts owed to the Government of Indonesia, any such entity, organization or provider directly relating to the service or services provided by it in respect of that or another aircraft object.

 

 

Ireland

 

In accordance with Article 39 of the Cape Town Convention, it is declared-

 

(a) that when, under a law of the State, a non-consensual right or interest (other than a right or interest to which Article 40 of the Cape Town Convention applies) has priority over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest, that right or interest has priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings, and

 

(b) that if-

 

(i) the State or any State entity, or

 

(ii) any intergovernmental organisation of which the State or any such entity is a member, or

 

(iii) any private provider,

 

has provided a public service, nothing in that Convention affects the right of the State, entity, organisation or provider to arrest or detain, in accordance with the laws of the State, an object for the payment of amounts owed to the State or any such entity, organisation or provider for those services in respect of that object or another object.

 

 

Jordan

 

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan declares that all non-consensual rights or interests which under the laws of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan have priority over the rights of secured creditors are to have priority, without registration, over registered international interests, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings.

 

 

Kazakhstan

 

Form No. 1 (Specific declaration under Article 39(1)(a)) *

 

The Republic of Kazakhstan declares that the following categories of non-consensual right or interest: 

 

a) liens in favor of employees for unpaid wages arising since the time of a declared default by an employer under a financing or lease contract; 

 

b) liens in favor of repairers of an object in their possession to the extent of services performed on and value added to that object 

 

shall have priority under its legislation over an interest in an object equivalent to that of a holder of a registered international interest and shall have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings

 

 

Form No. 4 (General declaration under Article 39(1)(b)) * 

 

The Republic of Kazakhstan declares that nothing in this Convention shall affect the right of the Republic of Kazakhstan or state entity, intergovernmental organisation or other private provider of public services to arrest or detain an object under the laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan for payment of amounts owed to such entity, organisation or provider directly relating to those services in respect of that object or another object. 

 

* [These declarations were notified to UNIDROIT by the Republic of Kazakhstan, as subsequent declarations pursuant to Article 57(1) of the Convention, on 16 November 2012, and in accordance with Article 57(2) of the Convention they took effect on 1 June 2013.

See text of the previous declarations below.

[On 15 March 2011 the Republic of Kazakhstan notified UNIDROIT, pursuant to Article 57(1) of the Convention, of the making of these subsequent declarations. In accordance with Article 57(2) of the Convention, these subsequent declarations took effect on 1 October 2011.

On 16 November 2012 the Republic of Kazakhstan notified UNIDROIT, pursuant to Article 58(1) of the Convention, of the withdrawal of its subsequent declarations made on 15 March 2011. The withdrawal took effect on 1 June 2013.

Form No. 1 (Specific declaration under Article 39(1)(a))

The Republic of Kazakhstan declares that the following categories of non-consensual right or interest:

a) liens in favor of employees for unpaid wages arising since the time of a declared default declared by an employer under a contract to finance or lease the subject object;

b) liens in favor of repairers of an object in their possession to the extent of services performed on an value added to that object

have priority under its law over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest and shall have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings.

Form No. 4 (General declaration under Article 39(1)(b))

Nothing in this Convention shall affect the right of the Republic of Kazakhstan or State Entity, or intergovernmental organisation or other private provider of public services to arrest or detain an object under the laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan for payment of amounts owed to such entity, organisation or provider directly relating to those services in respect of that object or another object.]

 

  

Kenya

 

1. Form No. 1 (specific Opt-in Declarations under Article 39(1)(a))

 

Kenya declares that the following categories of non-consensual right or interest;

 

(a) Payments due to workers arising out of employment relations;

 

(b) Liens created by repairmen on objects in their possession;

 

(c) Liens created by bailees on objects in their possession; and

 

(d) Taxes, duties and or levies due to the Government,

 

have priority under its law over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest and shall to the extent provided by its law, have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings.

 

[This declaration was notified to Unidroit by the Government of the Republic of Kenya, as a subsequent declaration pursuant to Article 57(1) of the Convention, on 30 May 2007, and in accordance with Article 57(2) of the Convention it took effect on 1 December 2007.  A previous declaration by the Government of the Republic of Kenya under Article 39(1) was withdrawn by the Government of the Republic of Kenya pursuant to Article 58(1) of the Convention, with the withdrawal taking effect from 1 December 2007.  The text of that previous declaration was as follows:

 

“I. Form No. 1 (Specific Opt-in declarations Under Article 39(1)(a))

 

Kenya declares that the following categories of non-consensual right or interest:

 

(a) Liens of workers for payments due arising out of employment relations;

 

(b) Liens created by repairmen on goods in their possession;

 

(c) Liens created by bailees on goods in their possession; and

 

(d) Taxes, duties and or levies due to the Government;

 

have priority under its law over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest and shall have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings.” ]

 

 

 

Malawi

 

Form No. 1 (Specific declaration under Article 39(1)(a))

 

The Republic of Malawi declares that the following categories of non-consensual right or interest:

 

(a)     payments due to workers arising out of employment relations; 

 

(b)    liens created by repairmen on objects in their possession; and 

 

(c)    taxes, duties or levies due to the Government,

 

have priority under its law over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest and shall, to the extent provided by its law, have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings.

 

Form No. 4 (General declaration under Article 39(1)(b))

 

The Republic of Malawi declares that nothing in the Convention shall affect its right or that of any entity of the State, any Intergovernmental Organization, or other private provider of public services, to arrest or detain an object under the Laws of Malawi, for payment of amounts owed to the Republic of Malawi, any such entity, organization or provider, directly relating to the services provided by it in respect of that object or another object.

 

 

Malaysia

 

(i) Form No. 1 (Specific declaration under Article 39(1)(a))

 

Malaysia declares that the following categories of non-consensual right or interest have priority under its laws over an interest in an aircraft object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest and shall have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings:

 

a. liens in favour of airline employees for unpaid wages arising since the time of a declared default by that airline under a contract to finance or lease an aircraft object;

 

b. liens or other rights of an authority of Malaysia relating to taxes or other unpaid charges arising from or related to the use of that aircraft object and owed by the owner or operator of that aircraft object, and arising since the time of a default by that owner or operator under a contract to finance or lease that aircraft object; and,

 

c. liens in favour of repairers of an aircraft object in their possession to the extent of service or services performed on and value added to that aircraft object.

 

(ii) Form No. 4 (General declaration under Article 39(1)(b))

 

Malaysia declares that nothing in the Convention shall affect its right or that of any entity thereof, or any intergovernmental organisation in which Malaysia is a member, or other private provider of public services in Malaysia, to arrest or detain an aircraft object under its laws for payment of amounts owed to the Government of Malaysia, any such entity, organisation or provider directly relating to the service or services provided by it in respect of that or another aircraft object.

 

 

Malta

 

Pursuant to subarticle 1(a) of Article 39 of the Convention, it is declared that the following categories of non-consensual right or interest;

 

1. Judicial costs incurred in respect of the sale of the aircraft and the distribution of the proceeds thereof pursuant to the enforcement of any mortgage or other executive title;

 

2. Fees and other charges due to the Director General arising under applicable law of Malta in respect of the aircraft;

 

3. Wages due to crew in respect of their employment on the aircraft;

 

4. Any debt due to the holder of a possessory lien for the repair, preservation of the aircraft to the extent of the service performed on and value added to the aircraft;

 

5. The expenses incurred for the repair, preservation of the aircraft to the extent of the service performed on and value added to the aircraft; and

 

6. Wages and expenses for salvage in respect of the aircraft,

 

have priority under the laws of Malta over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of certain registered international interests and shall have priority over such registered international interests whether in or outside insolvency.

 

 

Mexico

 

Pursuant to Article 39 paragraph 1 of the Convention:

 

a) all categories of non-consensual rights or interests which under United Mexican States law has and will in the future have priority over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest shall have priority over a registered international interest; and

 

b) nothing in the Convention shall affect the right of the United Mexican States or that of any entity thereof, any intergovernmental organization in which the United Mexican States is a member State, or other private provider of public services in its territory to arrest or detain an object, given in interest under Mexican law for payment of amounts owed to any such entity, organization, or provider directly relating to the services provided by it in respect of that object or another object, according to the Mexican law.

 

 

Mongolia

 

 (i) Form No. 1 (Specific declaration under Article 39(1)(a))

 

Mongolia declares that the following categories of non-consensual right or interest:

 

(a) liens in favor of airline workers for unpaid wages arising since the time of a declared default under a contract to finance or lease the subject object;

 

(b) liens in favor of repairers of an object in their possession to the extent of service perform on and value added to that object.

 

have priority under its law over an interest in an aircraft object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest and shall have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings.

 

(ii) Form No. 4 (General declaration under Article 39(1)(b))

 

Mongolia declares that nothing in the Convention shall affect its right or that of any entity of that State, any intergovernmental Organisation or other private provider of public services to arrest or detain an object under its laws for payment of amounts owed to Mongolia, any such entity, Organisation or provider directly relating to the services provided by it in respect of that object or another object.

 

 

Mozambique

 

Form No. 1 (Specific declaration under Article 39(1)(a))

 

The Republic of Mozambique declares that the following categories of controversial rights and interests take precedence, under its internal law, on an interest in an object equivalent to that of owner of an international registered interest and shall take precedence under international registered interest, regardless of it occurring within the context of an insolvency process:

 

(a) Credits due to staff resulting from unpaid salaries on work performed on airplanes from the time they stopped being paid under the contract for financing or leasing such object;

 

(b) Credits due to Staff that repaired an object in their possession, in the proportion of the rendered service on it.

 

 

Myanmar

 

(i) Form No. 1. (Specific declaration under Article 39(1)(a))

 

Myanmar declares that the following categories of non-consensual right or interest:

 

a) liens in favor of employees for unpaid wages relating to work associated with an aircraft object arising since the time of a declared default under a contract to finance or lease that subject object;

 

b) liens in favor of repairers of an object in their possession to the extent of services perform on and value added to that object

 

have priority under its law over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a certain registered international interest and, to that extent but without expanding any such priority, shall have priority over a such international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings.

 

 

Netherlands

 

Pursuant to Article 39 of the Convention, the Kingdom of the Netherlands declares:

 

(A) all categories of non-consensual rights or interests which under Netherlands Antilles and Aruba law have and will in the future have priority over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest shall to that extent have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings; and

 

(B) nothing in the Convention shall affect the rights of the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba, any intergovernmental organization in which the Netherlands Antilles or Aruba is a Member State, or other provider of public services in the Netherlands Antilles or in Aruba to arrest or detain an aircraft object under the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba law for payment of amounts owed to such entity, organization or provider directly relating to the services provided by it in respect of that object or another object.

 

 

New Zealand

 

New Zealand declares, in accordance with Article 39(1)(a), that all categories of non-consensual right or interest, which under New Zealand law have and will in the future have priority over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest shall have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings.

 

 

Nigeria

 

The Federal Republic of Nigeria declares that the following categories of non-consensual right or interest:

 

(a) liens in favor workers for unpaid wages arising since the time of a declared default under a contract to finance or lease the subject object for services performed relating to that object; and

 

(b) liens in favor of repairers of an object in their possession to the extent of services performed on and value added to that object -

 

have priority under its law over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest and shall have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings. *

 

* [This declaration was notified to UNIDROIT by the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as subsequent declarations pursuant to Article 57(1) of the Convention, on 26 March 2007, and in accordance with Article 57(2) of the Convention it took effect on  1 October 2007.]

 

 

Norway

 

Pursuant to Article 39 of the Convention, Norway declares that

 

(A) all categories of non-consensual rights or interests which under Norwegian law have priority over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest shall to that extent have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings; and

 

(B) nothing in the Convention shall affect the right of Norway or that of any entity thereof, any intergovernmental organization in which Norway is a member State, or other private provider of public services in Norway to arrest or detain an aircraft object under Norwegian law for payment of amounts owed to any such entity, organization, or provider directly relating to the services provided by it in respect of that object or another object.

 

 

Oman

 

The Sultanate of Oman declares that the following categories of non-consensual right or interest:

 

(a) liens in favor of airline workers for unpaid wages arising since the time of a declared default under a contract to finance or lease the subject object;

 

(b) liens or other rights of an Omani state entity relating to taxes or other unpaid charges since the time of a declared default under a contract to finance or lease the subject object;

 

(c) liens in favor of repairers of an object in their possession to the extent of service perform on and value added to that object –

 

have priority under its law over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest and shall have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings.

 

The Sultanate of Oman declares that nothing in the Convention shall affect its right or that of any entity of that State, any intergovernmental Organization or other private provider of public services to arrest or detain an object under its laws for payment of amounts owed to the Sultanate of Oman, any such entity, Organization or provider directly relating to the services provided by it in respect of that object or another object.

 

 

Pakistan

 

Pakistan declares that the following categories of non-consensual right or interest:

 

(a) a right or interest in respect of an aircraft which, if the aircraft had been a vessel, would have resulted in a maritime lien on the aircraft and its equipment for (A) salvage and (B) damage done by that Aircraft;

 

(b) liens in favour of any state entity relating to unpaid taxes or other charges directly related to the use of that aircraft and owed by the owner of the aircraft;

 

have priority under its law over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest and shall have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings.

 

Pakistan declares that nothing in the Convention shall affect its right or that of any entity of that State, any intergovernmental Organization or other private provider of public services to arrest or detain an object under its laws for payment of amounts owed to Pakistan, any such entity, Organization or provider directly relating to the services provided by it in respect of that object or another object.

 

 

Panama

 

In respect of Article 39 of the Convention, the following non-consensual rights and interests shall prevail over an international interest registered in accordance with the Convention:

 

 any sums due from or capable of being demanded from the debtor by way of salaries, pensions and other social security benefits and employment allowances owed in respect of employees of that debtor;

 

 any sums due from or capable of being levied from the debtor by way of fiscal and parafiscal contributions owed in respect of employees of that debtor;

 

The Republic of Panama declares that the rights or interests covered by this declaration shall prevail over an international interest registered before the date of the deposit of its instrument of ratification in respect of the Convention and the Protocol.

 

Likewise, it declares that none of the provisions of the Convention shall affect the right of the Panamanian State, a State entity, an intergovernmental organisation or a provider of public services to arrest or detain an object under the laws of the Republic of Panama for payment of amounts owed to such entity, organisation or provider directly relating to those services in respect of that object.

 

Finally, the Panamanian State states that these declarations do not pose an unacceptable risk to the holders of registered rights.

 

 

Russian Federation

 

1. Pursuant to subparagraph “a” of paragraph 1 of Article 39 of the Convention, the Russian Federation declares that on the territory of the Russian Federation the following claims of creditors that are satisfied during insolvency proceedings shall have priority over a registered international interest:

 

- creditors' claims on current payments

 

- claims to cover costs for activities for the prevention of technogenic and/or environmental disasters or loss of life in cases where the termination of the debtor entity or its structural units may lead to technogenic and/or environmental disasters or loss of life;

 

- claims, by individuals to whom the debtor is liable for causing injury to life or health, which are settled by means of capitalization of relevant periodic payments, as well as claims for compensation for moral damage;

 

- claims for severance pay and remuneration of persons employed or working under an employment contract and for the payment of royalties to authors of intellectual property.

 

2. Pursuant to subparagraph “b” of paragraph 1 of Article 39 of the Convention, the Russian Federation declares that nothing in the Convention shall affect the right of the Russian Federation, or a State entity, intergovernmental organisation or other private provider of public services to arrest or detain an object under the laws of the Russian Federation for payment of amounts owed to such organization or provider directly relating to the provision of such services in respect of an aircraft object.

 

 

Rwanda

 

The Republic of Rwanda declares that the following categories of non-consensual right or interest;

 

(a) liens in favor of workers for unpaid wages arising since the time of a declared default declared by an employer under a contract to finance or lease the subject object;

 

(b) liens in favor of repairers of an object in their possession to the extent of service performed on and value added to that object –

 

have priority under its law over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest and shall have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings.

 

 

San Marino

 

Declarations under Article 39(1)(a)

 

Pursuant Article 39(1)(a) of the Convention, the Republic of San Marino declares that the following categories of non-consensual right or interest:

 

(a) all the privileges provided by Article 17 of the San Marino Mortgage Law and subsequent amendments  

 

have priority under its law over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered security interest and shall, to that extent, have priority over a registered security interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings.

 

Declarations under Article 39(1)(b)

 

Pursuant Article 39(1)(b) of the Convention, the Republic of San Marino declares that nothing in this Convention shall affect the right of the Republic of San Marino or any its entities, intergovernmental organization of which the Republic of San Marino is a member State, or other private provider of public services in the Republic of San Marino to arrest or detain an object under the laws of the State for payment of amounts owed to any such entity, organization, or provider directly relating to those services in respect of that object.

 

 

Senegal: [Official translation; original version submitted in French]

 

Form No. 1 (Specific declaration under Article 39(1)(a))

 

The Republic of Senegal declares that the following categories of non-consensual right or interest;

 

(a) liens in favour of employees for unpaid wages arising since the time of a declared default by an employer under a contract to finance or lease an object;

 

(b) liens in favour of repairers to the extent of service or services performed on and value added to that object –

 

have priority under its law over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest and shall have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings.

 

Form No. 4 (General declaration under Article 39(1)(b))

 

The Republic of Senegal declares that nothing in the Convention shall affect its right or that of any entity of that State, any intergovernmental Organisation or other private provider of public services to arrest or detain an object under its laws for payment of amounts owed to any such entity, Organisation or provider directly relating to the services provided by it in respect of that object or another object.

 

 

Sierra Leone

 

Mandatory specific opt-in declaration under Article 39(1)(a)

 

In accordance with Article 39 of the Cape Town Convention, Sierra Leone declares that all categories of non-consensual rights or interests which under Sierra Leone law have and will in the future have priority over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest shall to that extent have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings. 

 

General opt-in declaration under Article 39(1)(b)

 

The Republic of Sierra Leone declares that nothing in the Convention shall affect the right of Sierra Leone or that of any State entity thereof, any intergovernmental organization, or other private provider of public services in Sierra Leone to arrest or detain an aircraft object under Sierra Leone law for payment of amounts owed to Sierra Leone, any such entity, organization, or provider directly relating to those services in respect of that object or another object.

 

 

Singapore

 

Form No. 1 (Specific declaration under Article 39(1))

 

In accordance with Article 39 of the Cape Town Convention, Singapore declares that:

 

(a) all categories of non-consensual rights or interests which under Singapore law have and will in the future have priority over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest shall to that extent have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings;

 

(b) nothing in the Convention shall affect the right of Singapore or that of any State entity thereof, any intergovernmental organisation, or other private provider of public services in Singapore to arrest or detain an aircraft object under Singapore law for payment of amounts owed to Singapore, any such entity, organisation, or provider directly relating to those services in respect of that object or another object; and [...]

 

 

South Africa

 

Form No. 1 (Specific declaration under Article 39(1)(a))

 

Pursuant to Article 39(1)(a) of the Convention the Republic of South Africa declares that all categories of non-consensual rights or interests which under South African law have and will in the future have priority over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest shall to that extent have priority over a registered international interest.

 

Form No. 4 (General declaration under Article 39(1)(b))

 

Pursuant to Article 39(1)(b) of the Convention the Republic of South Africa declares that nothing in the Convention shall affect its right or that of any entity of that State, any Intergovernmental Organization or other private provider of public services to arrest or detain an object under its laws for payment of amounts owed to The Republic of South Africa, any such entity, Organization or provider directly relating to the services provided by it in respect of that object or another object.

 

 

Spain: [Official translation; original version submitted in Spanish]

 

Declaration pursuant to Article 39(1)(a):

 

Pursuant to Article 39 (1) (a) of the Convention, the Kingdom of Spain declares that all categories of non-consensual rights or interests which under Spanish law have and will in the future have priority over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest shall to that extent have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings, and whether it was registered before or after the accession of the Kingdom of Spain. * 

 

Declaration pursuant to Article 39(1)(b): 

 

Pursuant to Article 39 (1) (b) of the Convention, the Kingdom of Spain declares that nothing in the Convention shall affect the its right or that of any entity thereof, any international organisation in which the Kingdom of Spain is a Party, or other private provider of public services in the Kingdom of Spain to arrest or detain an object under the Spanish law for payment of amounts owed to the Kingdom of Spain or any of the aforementioned entities, such organisation or provider directly relating to those services in respect of that object or another object. *

 

*[On 27 November 2015, the Government of the Kingdom of Spain notified to UNIDROIT, pursuant to Article 57(1) of the Convention, of the making of  subsequent declarations and in accordance with Article 57(2) of the Convention, these subsequent declarations took effect on 1 June 2016.]

 

 

Sweden

 

General declaration under Article 39(1)(a)

 

The Kingdom of Sweden declares that all categories of non-consensual rights or interests which under its law have and will in the future have priority over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest shall have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings and whether registered before or after the Kingdom of Sweden’s accession.

 

General declaration under Article 39(1)(b)

 

The Kingdom of Sweden declares that nothing in the Convention shall affect its right or that of any State entity, any intergovernmental Organisation or other private provider of public services to arrest or detain an object under its laws for payment of amounts owed to it or to any such State entity, Organisation or provider directly relating to the services provided by it in respect of that object or another object.

 

 

Togo: [Official translation; original version submitted in French]

 

1 – Declaration pursuant to Article 39(1)(a) *

 

The Togolese Republic declares that the following categories of non-consensual rights or interests:

 

a) wage claims on behalf of employees of airline companies arising from a contract of employment;

 

b) tax charges or other fees payable in relation to the operation of the aircraft, or in relation to its detention arising from a failure of the operator or owner in accordance with the provisions of a contract for the financing or leasing of the aircraft;

 

c) liens in favour of repairers of an aircraft in their possession to the extent of amounts due for their services;

 

Have priority under its laws regarding interests in an aircraft object over the interests of a holder of an international interest and have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside of insolvency proceedings.

 

2 – Declaration pursuant to Article 39(1)(b) *

 

The Togolese Republic declares that nothing in the Convention shall affect its right or that of any entity of the State, nor that of any intergovernmental organisation or other private provider of public services to arrest or detain an aircraft under laws in force in its territory for the payment of amounts that are owed to such an entity, organisation or provider and which are directly related to services provided by it in respect of that aircraft or any other.

 

* [These declarations were notified to UNIDROIT by the Republic of Togo, as subsequent declarations pursuant to Article 57(1) of the Convention, on 26 September 2011, and in accordance with Article 57(2) of the Convention they took effect on 1 April 2012.]

 

 

Turkey

 

Form No. 1 (Specific declaration under Article 39(1)(a))

 

The Republic of Turkey declares that all categories of non-consensual rights or interests (other than a right or interest to which Article 40 of the Cape Town Convention applies) which under Turkish Law have and will in the future have priority over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest shall to that extent have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings.

 

(ii) Form No. 4 (General declaration under Article 39(1)(b))

 

The Republic of Turkey declares that nothing in the Convention shall affect its right or that of any State entity, any intergovernmental Organization or other private provider of public services to arrest or detain an object under its laws for payment of amounts owed to The Republic of Turkey, any such State entity, Organization or provider directly relating to the services provided by it in respect of that object or another object.

 

 

United Arab Emirates

 

(i) Form No. 1 (Specific declaration under Article 39(1)(a))

 

The United Arab Emirates declares that the following categories of non-consensual right or interest:

 

(a) liens in favour of airlines workers for unpaid wages arising since the time of a declared default under a contract to finance or lease the subject object;

 

(b) liens in favour of any United Arab Emirates state entity relating to unpaid taxes or other charges since the time of a declared default under a contract to finance or lease the subject object;

 

(c) liens in favour of repairers of an object in their possession to the extent of services performed on and value added to the object

 

shall have priority under its law over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest and shall have priority over a registered international interest and shall have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings.

 

 

(ii) Form No. 4 (General declaration under Article 39(1)(b))

 

The United Arab Emirates declares that nothing in the Convention shall affect its right or that of any entity of that State, any intergovernmental Organization or other private provider of public services to arrest or detain an object under its laws for payment of amounts owed to the United Arab Emirates, any such entity, Organization or provider directly relating to the services provided by it in respect of the object.

 

 

United Kingdom

 

Pursuant to Article 39(1) of the Convention, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland declares:

 

(a)    all categories of non-consensual rights or interests which under the law of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the law of Gibraltar, the law of the Cayman Islands or the law of the Island of Guernsey at the date of this declaration, or created after that date, have priority over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest and shall to that extent have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings; and

 

(b)    that nothing in the Convention shall affect the rights of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Gibraltar, the Cayman Islands and the Island of Guernsey or any intergovernmental organization of which the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a Member State, or other private provider of public services in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Gibraltar, the Cayman Islands and the Island of Guernsey to arrest or detain an airframe, aircraft engine or helicopter under the law of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the law of Gibraltar, the law of the Cayman Islands or the law of the Island of Guernsey for payment of amounts owed to such entity, organization or provider directly relating to those services in respect of that object or another object, or in the case of the Island of Guernsey in respect of that object only.

 

 

United States of America

 

Pursuant to Article 39 of the Convention -

 

(A) all categories of non-consensual rights or interests which under United States law have and will in the future have priority over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest shall to that extent have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings; and

 

(B) nothing in the Convention shall affect the right of the United States or that of any entity thereof, any intergovernmental organization in which the United States is a member State, or other private provider of public services in the United States to arrest or detain an aircraft object under United States law for payment of amounts owed to any such entity, organization, or provider directly relating to the services provided by it in respect of that object or another object.

 

 

Viet Nam

 

General declaration under Article 39(1)(a)

 

The Socialist Republic of Viet Nam declares that all categories of non-consensual right or interest which under its law have and will in the future have priority over an interest in an object equivalent to that of the holder of a registered international interest shall have priority over a registered international interest, whether in or outside insolvency proceedings and whether registered before or after the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam’s accession.

 

General declaration under Article 39(1)(b) 

 

The Socialist Republic of Viet Nam declares that nothing in the Convention shall affect its right or that of any State entity, any intergovernmental Organisation or other private provider of public services to arrest or detain an object under its laws for payment of amounts owed to it or to any such State entity, Organisation or provider directly relating to the services provided by it in respect of that object or another object.

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