The Executive Committee decided:
(a) To supplement the lower ranges of annual funding levels for institutional strengthening for very low-volume-consuming countries and low volume consuming countries up to a threshold level of US $30,000 per year, on the understanding that:
(i) This amount could be reviewed in the context of the review of institutional strengthening funding levels due to be considered in 2005 in accordance with decision 35/57 and the review of the requirement for further assistance for countries post-2007 also foreshadowed for 2005 under decision 31/48; and
(ii) The increase to the US $30,000 threshold level would be provided on the condition that:
i. The relevant country duly assigned a full-time officer to manage the ozone unit; and
ii. A national licensing system controlling ODS imports was in place; and
(b) To consider this matter, in the context of the review of institutional strengthening funding, in 2005 and to request the Secretariat to continue to collect relevant information in that respect.