The frequency and deadlines for National Reporting under each CMS Family instrument are defined in their texts. The attachment summarizes the frequency and deadlines for all Instruments.
Member States are strongly urged to submit National Reports to the relevant Secretariat/Coordinating Unit by the given deadline, in order to allow for timely analysis and synthesis of all reports submitted. Reports that are submitted after the deadline will not be considered in the synthesis prepared by the Secretariat/ Coordinating Unit. This in turn will mean that the assessment of the implementation of the instrument is neither comprehensive nor reliable and is an imperfect basis for decision making.