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Cablegate: Demarche Request - Methyl Bromide Exemption

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS PRETORIA 004817

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: SENV AORC EAGR ETRD PREL SA
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE REQUEST - METHYL BROMIDE EXEMPTION
APPROVAL AT MONTREAL PROTOCOL MEETING OF THE PARTIES - SOUTH
AFRICAN RESPONSE

REF: STATE 218123

1. Post has delivered the subject demarche to the
Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Department of
Agriculture (DAg), and Department of Environmental Affairs
and Tourism (DEAT). DAg has not responded. The DFA advises
that the knowledgeable people in DFA are currently in
Montreal at the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto
Protocol. The DFA suggests the U.S delegation contact the
South African delegation at that meeting.

2. DEAT has informed us that the person responsible for
this issue is currently on TDY outside the country. As soon
as he returns, DEAT will contact us with their response.

TEITELBAUM

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