1. At any time after two years from the date on which this Protocol has entered into force for a Party, that Party may withdraw from the Protocol by giving written notification to the Depositary.
2. Any such withdrawal shall take place upon expiry of one year after the date of its receipt by the Depositary, or on such later date as may be specified in the notification of the withdrawal.
743. A Party to an international treaty may withdraw from it as prescribed by the treaty itself. The Protocol provisions concerning withdrawal are similar to those prescribed by the CBD (see Article 38 CBD).
744. In addition, under Article 38 of the CBD, withdrawal from the CBD itself automatically triggers withdrawal from any Protocol to which the State concerned is also a Party. This follows from the requirement under Article 32 of the CBD that only Parties to the CBD may be Parties to the Protocol.
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