Status of WTO Legal Instruments

2021 edition

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This publication covers the treaty instruments drawn up by WTO Members in relation to the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the WTO and the multilateral and plurilateral trade agreements annexed to this Agreement. It lists the adoption and signature dates of WTO treaty instruments and the dates of acceptances, accessions or amendments to these. It also provides the date of their entry into force as well as the dates of other communications and declarations received by the WTO Director-General in her capacity as depositary. This updated 2021 edition reflects several WTO treaty developments since the previous edition. Following a brief introduction, a dedicated section provides a comprehensive summary of the establishment of the WTO and the evolution of its treaty instruments. It also provides information on depositary notifications by the WTO Director-General, the relevant volumes of the WTO and UN Treaty Series, and treaty registration with the United Nations. Hyperlinks in the PDF version allow readers direct access to the relevant WTO and UN documents.

Related Topics: The WTO


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