WORLD TRADE

ORGANIZATION

 
   
 

G/LIC/24

13 December 2012

 

(12-6817)

   

Committee on Import Licensing

 
 

 

 

 

NINTH BIENNIAL REVIEW OF THE IMPLEMENTATION AND OPERATION

OF THE AGREEMENT ON IMPORT LICENSING PROCEDURES1

 

 

 

 Article 7.1 of the Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures provides that "the Committee shall review as necessary, but at least once every two years, the implementation and operation of this Agreement, taking into account the objectives thereof, and the rights and obligations contained therein".

 

 The main objectives of the Agreement are those listed in the preamble of the Agreement.

 

 The information contained in this document covers the period from 30 October 2010 to 29 October 2012.

 


Table of contents

 

 

I.  COMMITTEE ON IMPORT LICENSING  3

A.  OFFICERS, MEMBERS AND OBSERVERS  3

B.  SUMMARY OF THE MAIN DEVELOPMENTS IN THE WORK OF THE COMMITTEE DURING THE PERIOD COVERED  4

II.  NOTIFICATIONS  7

A.  NOTIFICATIONS OF PUBLICATIONS AND/OR LEGISLATION (ARTICLES 1.4(A) AND/OR 8.2(B))  7

B.  NOTIFICATIONS OF IMPORT LICENSING PROCEDURES (ARTICLES 5 AND 7.3)  8

III.  CONSULTATION AND DISPUTE SETTLEMENT  11

IV.  QUESTIONS AND REPLIES BY MEMBERS  11

V.  ANNUAL REPORTS (2011 AND 2012) TO THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE IN GOODS  11

VI.  NINTH TRANSITIONAL REVIEW UNDER PARAGRAPH 18 OF THE PROTOCOL ON THE ACCESSION OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ( WT/L/432 )  12

VII.  NINTH BIENNIAL REVIEW ON THE IMPLEMENTATION AND OPERATION OF THE AGREEMENT  12

ANNEX I  13

ANNEX II  19

ANNEX III  26

ANNEX IV  31

 

 


I.  COMMITTEE ON IMPORT LICENSING

A.  OFFICERS, MEMBERS AND OBSERVERS

1.  Officers:

 

 2011:

 Chairperson:    Mr. Flavio Soares Damico (Brazil)

 Vice-Chairperson:  Mr. Gustavo Bosio (Israel) and Mr. Shai Moses (Israel)

 

 2012:

 Chairperson:    Mr. Pierre-Emmanuel Brusselmans (Belgium)

 Vice-Chairperson:  Mrs.Elisa Olmedo de Alejandro (Mexico)

 

2.  Members (157)2 :

 

Albania

Angola

Antigua & Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Austria

Bahrain,

Kingdom of

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bolivia, plurinational State of

Botswana

Brazil

Brunei Darussalam

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Cape Verde

Central African Rep.

Chad

Chile

China

Colombia

Congo

Costa Rica

Côte d'Ivoire

Croatia

Cuba

Czech Rep.

Cyprus

Dem. Rep. of Congo

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Rep.

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Estonia

European Union (formerly European Communities)

Fiji

Finland

France

Gabon

Gambia, The

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Grenada

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong, China

Hungary

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

Kenya

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Korea. Rep. of

Kuwait, the State of

Kyrgyz Rep.

Latvia

Lesotho

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macedonia, Former

 Yugoslav Rep. of

Macao, China

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Malta

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mexico

Moldova, Rep. of

Mongolia

Montenegro

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nepal

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Norway

Oman

Pakistan

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Qatar

Romania

Russian Federation

Rwanda

St. Kitts & Nevis

St. Lucia

St. Vincent & Grenadines

Samoa

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Slovak Republic

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

South Africa

Spain

Sri Lanka

Suriname

Swaziland

Sweden

Switzerland

Chinese Taipei

Tanzania

Thailand

Togo

Tonga

Trinidad & Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States

Uruguay

Vanuatu

Venezuela, Bolivarian Rep.of

Viet Nam

Zambia

Zimbabwe

 


3.  Observers

 

 Observer Governments (27)2

 

Afghanistan

Algeria

Andorra

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Belarus

Bhutan

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Comoros

Equatorial Guinea

Ethiopia

Holy See (Vatican)

Iran

Iraq

Kazakhstan

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Lebanese Republic

Liberia, Republic of

Libya

Sao Tomé and Principe

Serbia

Seychelles

Sudan

Syrian Arab Rep.

Tajikistan

Uzbekistan

Yemen

 

 Observer Organizations

 

 IMF, UNCTAD and the World Bank.

 

B.  SUMMARY OF THE MAIN DEVELOPMENTS IN THE WORK OF THE COMMITTEE DURING THE PERIOD COVERED

4.  During the reporting period, the Committee held its thirty-third, thirty-forth, thirty-fifth and thirty-sixth meetings on 11 April and 14 October 2011, and 27 April and 29 October 2012. The minutes of these meetings are contained in documents G/LIC/M/33-36, respectively.

 

5.  During the period covered, the Committee: (i) received notifications of legislation and/or publications submitted by 24 Members3 , notifications relating to the institution of import licensing procedures or changes in these procedures submitted by 15 Members; and replies to the Questionnaire on Import Licensing Procedures submitted by 63 Members. The complete list of notifications submitted by Members during the reporting period is contained in Annex I; (ii) discussed the matter of compliance with notification obligations and how the issue of transparency could be improved; (iii) adopted its annual reports for 2011 and 2012 to the Council for Trade in Goods in accordance with Article 7.4 of the Agreement ( G/L/968 and G/L/1011 ); (iv) carried out the Ninth Biennial Review of the Implementation and Operation of the Agreement under Article 7.1 on the basis of a factual report prepared by the Secretariat ( G/LIC/W/37 and G/LIC/24 ); and, (v) conducted the ninth and final transitional review of the implementation of China's commitments in the import licensing area pursuant to Paragraph 18 of its Protocol of Accession4 . The report of the Committee to the Council for Trade in Goods on this review was circulated in document G/LIC/23 ( G/LIC/M/34 , paragraphs 4.1 – 4.13) .

 

6.  The Chairpersons noted that progress had taken place with regard to Members' notification obligations; some Members had now submitted for the first time their notifications under Articles 1.4(a) and/or 8.2(b) and under Articles 5 and 7.3 of the Agreement. Nevertheless, the Chairpersons expressed regret that there were still many Members who failed to submit the required notifications on time. In this regard, the Committee was informed of the steps taken by the Chairpersons and the Secretariat with a view to improving the situation. It was recalled that since 2009, at the request of the Chairperson and in light of the suggestions and ideas proposed and discussed at the informal meetings, the Secretariat had prepared and sent specific letters to each one of the WTO Members; this was to remind them of their transparency obligations, highlighting the date of the last notification received from their authorities, especially under Article 7.3 of the Agreement. These letters also contained an invitation to Members to review the status of their notifications in general and update them whenever necessary; they also included samples of statements to be used by those Members which had not introduced any changes or only minor changes to their import licensing regimes already notified to the Committee. The latter had proved to be acceptable and easily applicable and some Members have already adopted such short statements in their notifications.

 

7.  At its meeting on 11 April 2011, the Chairperson for 2010 also informed the Committee that, as a result of the informal discussions on transparency related to the Agreement, she had requested the Secretariat, under her own responsibility, to prepare two notification forms relating to the notification procedures under Articles 1.4(a) and/or 8.2(b), and Article 5 of the Agreement. She further reported and that in an informal meeting, delegations who intervened reiterated and highlighted the importance of the forms, the benefits that would be derived from their use, such as upgrading the quality and standardizing the information submitted by Members, facilitating the tasks of officers responsible for notifications in their capitals, and therefore encouraged the use of forms, on a voluntary basis. Few delegations while highlighting these benefits and advantages indicated they were still not in a position to adopt such forms, but that they would not oppose their use by Members who wish to do so. She concluded that as a result of two years of informal discussions, there was wide support for the use of the forms on a voluntary basis, which in real terms meant that if some Members decided to use the forms, they could do so to fulfil their notification obligations under the Agreement, while the ones who would like to continue using the formats they had customarily been using would continue to do so. In light of the above, she requested the Secretariat to circulate the forms in the G/LIC document series and to make them available to Members, indicating that these were forms that could be used on a voluntary basis by Members who would like to fulfil their notification obligations under the said provisions; she also requested the Secretariat to post the forms on the Members' website to facilitate usage. The Committee took note of the information and agreed that the forms be circulated in the G/LIC document series5 and posted on the WTO Members website. Since then the majority of notifications submitted under Articles 1.4(a) and/or 8.2(b) and under Article 5 of the Agreement have been circulated using these forms6 .

 

8.  At the 27 April 2012 meeting, the Chairperson drew the Committee's attention to the recommendations on cost savings contained in paragraphs 29 to 30 of document WT/BFA/128 drawn up by the Committee on Budget, Finance and Administration and adopted by the General Council on 30 November 2011. The WTO was moving towards a paperless environment therefore distribution of hard copies of documents had been stopped. Additionally, with a view to cutting back on translation and interpretation costs, there was a directive to reduce the overall volume of documents i.e., reducing the length of reports, annexes and statements. A request was also made to all Chairs to systematically seek to improve the scheduling and conduct of meetings with a view to reducing the frequency and length of such meetings. Chairpersons were requested to start meetings on time and avoid as much as possible, cancellation thereof. He invited the Committee to take note of the recommendations listed in paragraphs 29 to 31 of document WT/BFA/128 and to agree to follow them wherever possible.

9.  At the meeting of 27 April the Chairperson also informed the Committee that during the informal consultations that took place prior to the start of the formal meeting, the Secretariat was asked to prepare, for Members' consideration in informal mode, a draft form for notifying under Article 7.3 of the Agreement, as well as a draft text on the use of electronic attachments to notifications submitted under the different provisions in the Agreement. At its meeting on 29 October 2012, the Committee took note of the Chairperson's report on the informal discussion pertaining to the proposed notification form and of the information that a revised form incorporating comments and suggestions received from Members, would be circulated and discussed again in informal mode at a later date. With regard to the draft text on the use of electronic attachments, the Secretariat continued with internal consultations with a view to finding the best procedures for processing such attachments and information.

10.  As of 29 October 2012, there remained 17 Members7 , including the recently acceding Members, that had not submitted any notifications under the Agreement. To date 102 Members2 had submitted notifications of laws, regulations and administrative procedures relevant to import licensing under Articles 1.4(a) and 8.2(b); only 40 Members2 had notified the institution of new licensing procedures or changes in existing procedures under paragraphs 1-4 of Article 5; and a cumulative total of 104 Members2 had submitted replies to the Questionnaire under Article 7.3 since the entry into force of the WTO Agreement (See Figure 1) .

 

FIGURE 1: NUMBER OF MEMBERS HAVING SUBMITTED NOTIFICATIONS SINCE 1995.

SITUATION UP TO 29.10.12

 

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11.  Though the Agreement required all Members to provide replies to the Questionnaire on an annual basis, the total number of responses notified each year was much less than the membership of the WTO:11 Members in 1995, 22 Members in 1996, 25 Members in 1997, 26 Members in 1998, 20 Members in 1999, 32 Members in 2000, 23 Members in 2001, 41 Members in 2002, 25 Members in 2003, 21 Members in 2004, 19 Members in 2005, 46 Members in 2006, 37 Members in 2007; 31 Members in 2008, 42 Members in 2009, 41 Members in 2010, 43 Members in 2011 and 37 Members in 2012 (See Figure 2) .

 

FIGURE 2: NUMBER OF MEMBERS HAVING NOTIFIED

UNDER ARTICLE. 7.3 FROM 1995 TO 2012 (up to 29.10.2012)

 

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12.  Members who had not yet submitted the required notifications or provided clarifications sought by other Members were urged to do so without delay. Members who had technical problems in preparing the notifications were requested to seek assistance from the Secretariat in order for them to comply with the requirements. The Secretariat had been contacted by some delegations requesting assistance on the notification process. Thereafter, most of these delegations submitted their notifications or indicated that they would do so soon. During the period under review, several Members submitted for the first time, their notifications under various provisions of the Agreement8 .

 

13.  Written comments and questions concerning the notifications submitted to the Committee and/or on import licensing procedures maintained by Members which had not been notified to the Committee, as well as responses to these questions and comments provided by Members may be found in documents in the G/LIC/Q series.9

 

II.  NOTIFICATIONS

A.  NOTIFICATIONS OF PUBLICATIONS AND/OR LEGISLATION (ARTICLES 1.4(A) AND/OR 8.2(B))

14.  Paragraph 4(a) of Article 1 and paragraphs 3, 4, 5(b), 5(c) and 5(d) of Article 3 require Members to publish certain information "for other Members and traders to know the basis for granting and/or allocating licences", or "in such a manner as to enable governments and traders to become acquainted with them". Article 1.4(a) requires Members to notify to the Committee the sources in which the information concerning import licensing procedures are published, and to make copies of these publications available to the Secretariat.

 

15.  Paragraph 2(a) of Article 8 provides that "each Member shall ensure, not later than the date of entry into force of the WTO Agreement for it, the conformity of its laws, regulations and administrative procedures with the provisions of this Agreement"; paragraph 2(b) states that "each Member shall inform the Committee of any changes in its laws and regulations relevant to this Agreement and in the administration of such laws and regulations".

 

16.  The Committee agreed that in cases where the publications or legislation were not in a WTO official language, Members shall provide, together with such publications or legislation, a summary of the notification in one of the WTO languages. Other Members may ask for a full translation if they so wish, or seek any additional information on a bilateral basis. Any issues that cannot be solved on a bilateral basis may be brought to the attention of the Committee. It was also agreed that the first notification under Article 8.2(b) shall contain the full text of relevant laws and regulations in effect on the entry into force of the WTO Agreement for the Member concerned ( G/LIC/M/2 and G/LIC/3 ) .

 

17.  During the period covered, the Committee considered 28 notifications of legislation and/or publications pursuant to Articles 1.4(a) and/or 8.2(b) of the Agreement from 24 Members10 . (See Figures 3, 4 and 5 below, first set of blocks) . Since the entry into force of the WTO Agreement, notifications have been received from 102 Members2 and have been circulated in the G/LIC/N/1/- series. Copies of publications and legislation submitted with these notifications are available for consultation in the Secretariat. The status of notifications since the entry into force of the Agreement is contained in the first column of Annex II. Written questions and replies concerning these notifications may be found in documents in the G/LIC/Q/- series.11

 

B.  NOTIFICATIONS OF IMPORT LICENSING PROCEDURES (ARTICLES 5 AND 7.3)

18.  Article 2.1 of the Agreement defines automatic import licensing as "import licensing where approval of the application is granted in all cases, and in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 2(a)". Paragraph 2(a) of Article 2 states that "automatic import licensing procedures shall not be administered in such a manner as to have restricting effects on imports subject to automatic licensing. Automatic licensing procedures shall be deemed to have trade-restricting effects unless, inter alia: (i) any person, firm or institution which fulfils the legal requirements of the importing Member for engaging in import operations involving products subject to automatic licensing is equally eligible to apply for and to obtain import licences; (ii) applications for licences may be submitted on any working day prior to the customs clearance of the goods; (iii) applications for licences when submitted in appropriate and complete form are approved immediately on receipt, to the extent administratively feasible, but within a maximum of 10 working days". Article 3 defines non-automatic import licensing as "import licensing not falling within the definition contained in paragraph 1 of Article 2".

 

19.  Article 5.1 of the Agreement requires Members which institute licensing procedures or changes in these procedures to notify the Committee of such within 60 days of publication. Pursuant to Article 5.2, the notifications shall include: the list of products subject to licensing procedures; contact point for information on eligibility; administrative body(ies) for submission of applications; date and name of publication where licensing procedures are published; indication of whether the licensing procedure is automatic or non-automatic according to definitions contained in Articles 2 and 3; in the case of automatic licensing procedures, their administrative purpose; in the case of non-automatic licensing procedures, indication of the measure being implemented through the licensing procedure; and expected duration of the licensing procedure if this can be estimated with some probability, and if not, reason why this information cannot be provided. Article 5.4 requires Members to notify the Committee of the publications in which the information required in Article 1.4 will be published.

 

20.  In addition, pursuant to Article 5.5 any interested Member which considers that another Member has not notified the institution of a licensing procedure or changes therein in accordance with the provisions of Articles 5.1-5.3 may bring the matter to the attention of such other Member. If notification is not made promptly thereafter, such Member may itself notify the licensing procedure or changes therein, including all relevant and available information.

 

21.  Pursuant to Article 7.3 of the Agreement, Members undertake to complete the annual Questionnaire on Import Licensing Procedures12 promptly and in full. At its meeting in October 1995, the Committee established a time-limit of 30 September each year to submit these notifications (See documents G/LIC/M/2 and G/LIC/3 ) .

 

22.  During the period covered, the Committee considered 35 notifications submitted by 15 Members on the institution of import licensing procedures or changes in these procedures pursuant to paragraphs 1-4 of Article 5 which have been circulated in the G/LIC/N/2/- series (See Figures 3, 4 and 5 below, second set of blocks) . Also during the review period, the Committee considered 92 notifications submitted by 63 Members2 concerning the replies to the Questionnaire pursuant to Article 7.3 of the Agreement and, circulated in the G/LIC/N/3/- series. (See Figures 3, 4 and 5 below, third set of blocks) .

 

23.  Since the entry into force of the WTO Agreement, notifications have been received from 40 Members on the institution of import licensing procedures or changes in these procedures pursuant to paragraphs 1 - 4 of Article 5 and, 104 Members have submitted replies to the Questionnaire pursuant to Article 7.3 of the Agreement. The status of notifications under Articles 5.1 - 5.4 and 7.3, since the entry into force of the Agreement, is contained in Annex II, columns 3 and 4 respectively. Copies of publications and legislation submitted with these notifications are available for consultation in the Secretariat. Written questions and replies concerning these notifications may be found in documents in the G/LIC/Q series13 .

 


FIGURE 3: NUMBER OF NOTIFICATIONS SUBMITTED

DURING THE REVIEW PERIOD 2010-2012

 

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FIGURE 4: NUMBER OF MEMBERS HAVING NOTIFIED

DURING THE REVIEW PERIOD 2010-2012

 

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FIGURE 5: NUMBER OF MEMBERS HAVING NOTIFIED AND NUMBER OF

NOTIFICATIONS SUBMITTED DURING THE REVIEW PERIOD 2010-2012

 

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III.  CONSULTATION AND DISPUTE SETTLEMENT

24.  During the reporting period there were no Panels where the Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures was cited. In documents G/LIC/D/40 – 43 the European Union, the United States, Japan and Mexico, respectively, made requests for consultations on "Argentina – Measures Affecting the Importation of Goods", where Articles 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 1.7; 2.2; 3.2; 3.3; 3.4; 3.5; 5.1; 5.2; 5.3; and 5.4 of the Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures had been cited.

 

IV.  QUESTIONS AND REPLIES BY MEMBERS

25.  At its meeting on 23 October 1996, the Committee reached the Understanding on Procedures for the Review of Notifications Submitted under the Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures, circulated in document G/LIC/4 . This Understanding provides that Member's views, and requests for clarification, should be communicated, in writing, to the delegations concerned with copies for information to the Secretariat preferably 21 days, but at least ten working days, in advance of the meeting at which they would be raised. Replies to the questions should also be forwarded to the delegations having raised the questions, in writing, with copies for information to the Secretariat. The questions and replies thus received would be circulated by the Secretariat.

 

26.  The complete list of written questions and replies submitted by Members during the review is contained in Annex IV.

 

V.  ANNUAL REPORTS (2011 AND 2012) TO THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE IN GOODS

27.  In accordance with Article 7.1 of the Agreement, the Committee adopted, on the basis of the documents prepared by the Secretariat ( G/LIC/W/38 and G/LIC/W/40 ), its annual reports to the Council for Trade in Goods. The reports for 2011 and 2012 as revised and adopted were circulated as documents G/L/968 and G/L/1011 , respectively.

 

VI.  NINTH TRANSITIONAL REVIEW UNDER PARAGRAPH 18 OF THE PROTOCOL ON THE ACCESSION OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ( WT/L/432 )

28.  At its meeting of 14 October 2011, the Committee conducted the ninth and final Transitional Review under Paragraph 18 of the Protocol on Accession of the People's Republic of China. The Committee's report to the Goods Council was contained in document G/LIC/23 .

 

VII.  NINTH BIENNIAL REVIEW ON THE IMPLEMENTATION AND OPERATION OF THE AGREEMENT

29.  At its meeting of 29 October 2012, when conducting the Ninth Biennial Review of the Implementation and Operation of the Agreement under Article 7.1, the Chairperson indicated that he would hold informal consultations on how the Tenth Biennial review could be a more proactive and dynamic process. This could be an opportunity to inter alia update the notification procedures adopted in October 1995, take stock of the suggestions made by Chairpersons concerning the responses to the Annual Questionnaire; and adopt guidelines on the electronic submission of attachments such as copies of laws, regulations and administrative orders.

 

 

 

 

 

 


ANNEX I

Notifications during the period 2010-2012 up to 29.10.2012

 

COUNTRY

ARTICLE 1.4 (A) /8.2 (B)

ARTICLE 5

ARTICLE 7.3

ALBANIA

G/LIC/N/1/ALB/4

 

G/LIC/N/3/ALB/5

ANGOLA

G/LIC/N/1/AGO/1

   

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

     

ARGENTINA

G/LIC/N/1/ARG/4

G/LIC/N/2/ARG/7/Add.4

G/LIC/N/2/ARG/10/Add.1

G/LIC/N/2/ARG/14/Add.1

G/LIC/N/2/ARG/15/Add.1

G/LIC/N/2/ARG/16/Add.2

G/LIC/N/2/ARG/20/Add.1

G/LIC/N/2/ARG/22/Add.1

G/LIC/N/2/ARG/24

G/LIC/N/2/ARG/25

G/LIC/N/2/ARG/4/Rev.1/Supp.1

G/LIC/N/3/ARG/6

G/LIC/N/3/ARG/7

G/LIC/N/3/ARG/8

G/LIC/N/3/ARG/9

 

ARMENIA

     

AUSTRALIA

   

G/LIC/N/3/AUS/4

G/LIC/N/3/AUS/5

BAHRAIN, KINGDOM OF

   

G/LIC/N/3/BHR/2

BANGLADESH

     

BARBADOS

   

G/LIC/N/3/BRB/6

BELIZE

     

BENIN

     

BOLIVIA, PLURINATIONAL STATE OF

     

BOTSWANA

     

BRAZIL

   

G/LIC/N/3/BRA/9

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

     

BURKINA FASO

   

G/LIC/N/3/BFA/4

BURUNDI

     

CAMBODIA

   

G/LIC/N/3/KHM/1

G/LIC/N/3/KHM/2

CAMEROON

     

CANADA

   

G/LIC/N/3/CAN/10

CAPE VERDE

   

G/LIC/N/3/CPV/2

CENTRAL AFRICAN REP.

   

G/LIC/N/3/CAF/1

CHAD

     

CHILE

   

G/LIC/N/3/CHL/6

CHINA

   

G/LIC/N/3/CHN/9

COLOMBIA

 

G/LIC/N/2/COL/1

G/LIC/N/3/COL/9

CONGO

     

CONGO, DEM. REP.

     

COSTA RICA

   

G/LIC/N/3/CRI/8

CÔTE D'IVOIRE

     

CROATIA

   

G/LIC/N/3/HRV/6

G/LIC/N/3/HRV/7

CUBA

     

DOMINICA

 

     

DOMINICAN REP.

   

G/LIC/N/3/DOM/4

G/LIC/N/3/DOM/5

G/LIC/N/3/DOM/6

ECUADOR

G/LIC/N/1/ECU/3

   

EGYPT

     

EL SALVADOR

     

EU

G/LIC/N/1/EU/1

G/LIC/N/1/EU/2

G/LIC/N/2/EU/1

G/LIC/N/2/EU/2

G/LIC/N/3/EU/1

G/LIC/N/3/EU/1/Add.1

REP. OF FIJI ISLANDS

     

GAMBIA, THE

   

G/LIC/N/3/GMB/3

GEORGIA

G/LIC/N/1/GEO/2

 

G/LIC/N/3/GEO/4

GHANA

     

GRENADA

     

GUATEMALA

     

GUINEA BISSAU

     

GUINEA, REP. OF

     

GUYANA

     

HAITI

     

HONDURAS

   

G/LIC/N/3/HND/6

G/LIC/N/3/HND/7

HONG KONG, CHINA

   

G/LIC/N/3/HKG/15 G/LIC/N/3/HKG/16

ICELAND

     

INDIA

G/LIC/N/1/IND/13

G/LIC/N/2/IND/11

G/LIC/N/3/IND/12

INDONESIA

 

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/4

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/5

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/6

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/7

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/8

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/9

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/10

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/11

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/12

 

ISRAEL

G/LIC/N/1/ISR/2

G/LIC/N/2/ISR/2

G/LIC/N/3/ISR/2

JAMAICA

 

G/LIC/N/2/JAM/2

 

JAPAN

   

G/LIC/N/3/JPN/10

G/LIC/N/3/JPN/11

JORDAN

     

KENYA

     

KOREA, REP. OF

   

G/LIC/N/3/KOR/10

KUWAIT, THE STATE OF

G/LIC/N/1/KWT/2

G/LIC/N/2/KWT/1

G/LIC/N/3/KWT/2

KYRGYZ REP.

     

LESOTHO

G/LIC/N/1/LSO/1

 

G/LIC/N/3/LSO/2

LIECHTENSTEIN

G/LIC/N/1/LIE/3

 

G/LIC/N/3/LIE/5

MACAO, CHINA

G/LIC/N/1/MAC/4

 

G/LIC/N/3/MAC/13/Rev.1

G/LIC/N/3/MAC/14

G/LIC/N/3/MAC/15

MADAGASCAR

   

G/LIC/N/3/MDG/6

MALAWI

G/LIC/N/1/MWI/2

G/LIC/N/2/MWI/2

G/LIC/N/3/MWI/3

MALAYSIA

G/LIC/N/1/MYS/1

G/LIC/N/2/MYS/5

G/LIC/N/3/MYS/6

G/LIC/N/3/MYS/7

MALDIVES

     

MALI

   

G/LIC/N/3/MLI/3

MAURITANIA

     

MAURITIUS

     

MEXICO

     

MOLDOVA, REP. OF

     

MONGOLIA

     

MONTENEGRO

     

MOROCCO

G/LIC/N/1/MAR/2

G/LIC/N/1/MAR/3

G/LIC/N/1/MAR/4

G/LIC/N/2/MAR/1

 

MOZAMBIQUE

     

MYANMAR

     

NAMIBIA

     

NEPAL

   

G/LIC/N/3/NPL/1

NEW ZEALAND

   

G/LIC/N/3/NZL/2

NICARAGUA

G/LIC/N/1/NIC/2

 

G/LIC/N/3/NIC/3

G/LIC/N/3/NIC/4

NIGER

     

NIGERIA

   

G/LIC/N/3/NGA/7

NORWAY

   

G/LIC/N/3/NOR/6

G/LIC/N/3/NOR/7

OMAN

   

G/LIC/N/3/OMN/5

G/LIC/N/3/OMN/6

PAKISTAN

     

PANAMA

   

G/LIC/N/3/PAN/3

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

     

PARAGUAY

 

G/LIC/N/2/PRY/1

G/LIC/N/3/PRY/1

PERU

   

G/LIC/N/3/PER/7

G/LIC/N/3/PER/8

PHILIPPINES

   

G/LIC/N/3/PHL/8

QATAR

   

G/LIC/N/3/QAT/8

G/LIC/N/3/QAT/9

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/1

   

RWANDA

   

G/LIC/N/3/RWA/2

SINGAPORE

   

G/LIC/N/3/QAT/7

G/LIC/N/3/QAT/8

ST. KITTS & NEVIS

     

ST. LUCIA

     

ST. VINCENT & GRENADINES

     

SAMOA

     

SAUDI ARABIA, KINGDOM OF

   

G/LIC/N/3/SAU/2

SENEGAL

   

G/LIC/N/3/SEN/4

SIERRA LEONE

     

SOLOMON ISLANDS

     

SOUTH AFRICA

   

G/LIC/N/3/ZAF/5

SRI LANKA

     

SURINAME

     

SWAZILAND

     

SWITZERLAND

G/LIC/N/1/CHE/3

 

G/LIC/N/3/CHE/7

G/LIC/N/3/CHE/8

TAIPEI, CHINESE

G/LIC/N/1/TPKM/7

 

G/LIC/N/3/TPKM/2/Rev.2

G/LIC/N/3/TPKM/3

TANZANIA

     

THAILAND

 

G/LIC/N/2/THA/2

G/LIC/N/2/THA/3

G/LIC/N/3/THA/4

G/LIC/N/3/THA/5

THE FMR YUG. REP. OF MACEDONIA

G/LIC/N/1/MKD/4

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/MKD/3

TOGO

G/LIC/N/1/TGO/2

 

G/LIC/N/3/TGO/2

TONGA

G/LIC/N/1/TON/1

 

G/LIC/N/3/TON/1

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

G/LIC/N/1/TTO/2

 

G/LIC/N/3/TTO/10

TUNISIA

   

G/LIC/N/3/TUN/6

TURKEY

G/LIC/N/1/TUR/9

G/LIC/N/1/TUR/10

 

G/LIC/N/3/TUR/11

G/LIC/N/3/TUR/12

UGANDA

     

UKRAINE

 

G/LIC/N/2/UKR/1

G/LIC/N/2/UKR/2

G/LIC/N/3/UKR/3

G/LIC/N/3/UKR/4

G/LIC/N/3/UKR/5

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

     

UNITED STATES

G/LIC/N/1/USA/5

G/LIC/N/1/USA/6

G/LIC/N/1/USA/6/Add.1

 

G/LIC/N/3/USA/8

G/LIC/N/3/USA/9

URUGUAY

   

G/LIC/N/3/URY/5

G/LIC/N/3/URY/6

G/LIC/N/3/URY/6Add.1

VANUATU

     

VENEZUELA, BOLIVARIAN REP. OF

     

VIET NAM

G/LIC/N/1/VNM/1

G/LIC/N2/VNM/1

G/LIC/N/3/VNM/1

ZAMBIA

     

ZIMBABWE

     

 


ANNEX II

Notifications submitted by Members since the entry into force of the Agreement until 29.10.2012

 

MEMBERS14

N/115

DATE

N/216

DATE

N/317

DATE

ALBANIA

G/LIC/N/1/ALB/4

09.10.12

G/LIC/N/2/ALB/2

28.11.08

G/LIC/N/3/ALB/5

24.01.11

ANGOLA

G/LIC/N/1/AGO/1

12.05.11

 

 

 

 

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

G/LIC/N/1/ATG/1

31.01.02

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/ATG/2

30.01.02

ARGENTINA

G/LIC/N/1/ARG/4

14.04.11

G/LIC/N/2/ARG/4/Rev.1/Supp.1

22.10.12

G/LIC/N/3/ARG/9

24.04.12

ARMENIA

G/LIC/N/1/ARM/4

24.09.07

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/ARM/5

03.10.08

AUSTRALIA

G/LIC/N/1/AUS/1/Add.1

22.05.97

G/LIC/N/2/AUS/1

14.06.04

G/LIC/N/3/AUS/5

28.09.12

BAHRAIN, KINGDOM OF

G/LIC/N/1/BHR/1

13.06.97

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/BHR/2

23.01.12

BANGLADESH

G/LIC/N/1/BGD/2

01.04.05

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/BGD/4

05.10.07

BARBADOS

G/LIC/N/1//BRB/1

04.10.96

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/BRB/6

10.08.12

BELIZE

 

 

 

 

 

 

BENIN

G/LIC/N/1/BEN/1

10.02.97

 

 

 

 

BOLIVIA, PLURINATIONAL STATE OF

G/LIC/N/1/BOL/1

16.06.97

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/BOL/3

29.06.00

BOTSWANA

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRAZIL

G/LIC/N/1/BRA/5

19.04.10

G/LIC/N/2/BRA/5

19.04.10

G/LIC/N/3/BRA/9

16.09.11

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

 

 

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/BRN/1

10.04.97

BURKINA FASO

G/LIC/N/1/BFA/1

10.02.97

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/BFA/4

12.09.11

BURUNDI

G/LIC/N/1/BDI/1

27.04.01

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/BDI/2

07.11.01

CAMBODIA

 

 

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/KHM/2

02.02.12

CAMEROON

G/LIC/N/1/CMR/1

18.09.01

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/CMR/3

25.09.09

CANADA

G/LIC/N/1/CAN/2

10.06.09

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/CAN/10

18.11.11

CAPE VERDE

 

 

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/CPV/2

12.09.11

CENTRAL AFRICAN REP.

 

 

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/CAF/1

16.12.10

CHAD

G/LIC/N/1/TCD/2

16.08.00

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/TCD/2

20.08.01

CHILE

G/LIC/N/1/CHL/1

31.07.06

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/CHL/6

16.09.11

CHINA

G/LIC/N/1/CHN/6

24.03.10

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/CHN/9

11.11.10

COLOMBIA

G/LIC/N/1/COL/2

08.10.07

G/LIC/N/2/COL/1

06.10.11

G/LIC/N/3/COL/9

10.10.11

CONGO

 

 

 

 

 

 

COSTA RICA

G/LIC/N/1/CRI/2

15.03.07

G/LIC/N/2/CRI/2

20.10.10

G/LIC/N/3/CRI/8

02.02.12

COTE D'IVOIRE

G/LIC/N/1/CIV/1

08.02.02

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/CIV/2

05.10.07

CROATIA

G/LIC/N/1/HRV/5

21.10.10

G/LIC/N/2/HRV/1

09.10.09

G/LIC/N/3/HRV/7

02.10.12

CUBA

G/LIC/N/1/CUB/1

24.01.96

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/CUB/3

20.01.09

CONGO, DEM. REP. OF

G/LIC/N/1/COD/1

20.10.06

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/COD/1

18.10.06

DJIBOUTI

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOMINICA

G/LIC/N/1/DMA/1

23.02.01

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/DMA/2

06.12.06

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

G/LIC/N/1/DOM/1

04.05.04

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/DOM/6

06.03.12

EU

G/LIC/N/1/EU/1

G/LIC/N/1/EU/2

11.04.12

G/LIC/N/2/EU/1

G/LIC/N/2/EU/2

11.04.12

G/LIC/N/3/EU/1

G/LIC/N/3/EU/1/Add.1

25.09.12

26.09.12

ECUADOR

G/LIC/N/1/ECU/3

26.10.12

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/ECU/3/Add.1

19.04.10

EGYPT

 

 

 

 

 

 

EL SALVADOR

G/LIC/N/1/SLV/1

03.02.04

 

 

 

 

REP. OF THE FIJI ISLANDS

G/LIC/N/1/FJI/1

03.09.97

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/FJI/1

16.04.97

GABON

G/LIC/N/1/GAB/2

13.03.02

 

 

 

 

GAMBIA, THE

 

 

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/GMB/3

15.12.10

GEORGIA

G/LIC/N/1/GEO/2

20.03.12

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/GEO/4

20.03.12

GHANA

G/LIC/N/1/GHA/1

21.04.04

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/GHA/4

29.09.09

GRENADA

G/LIC/N/1/GRD/1

10.04.02

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/GRD/4

08.09.10

GUATEMALA

G/LIC/N/1/GTM/2

28.01.00

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/GTM/4

09.11.07

GUINEA BISSAU

 

 

 

 

 

 

GUINEA, REP.OF

 

 

 

 

 

 

GUYANA

G/LIC/N/1/GUY/1

10.04.02

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/GUY/2

28.10.03

HAITI

G/LIC/N/1/HTI/2

27.10.06

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/HTI/5

30.10.09

HONDURAS

G/LIC/N/1/HND/1

03.12.96

G/LIC/N/2/HND/4

18.01.10

G/LIC/N/3/HND/7

01.10.12

HONG KONG, CHINA

G/LIC/N/1/HKG/5

07.01.03

G/LIC/N/2/HKG/4

18.09.09

G/LIC/N/3/HKG/16

19.09.12

ICELAND

G/LIC/N/1/ISL/1

26.01.99

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/ISL/3

28.10.04

INDIA

G/LIC/N/1/IND/13

27.09.11

G/LIC/N/2/IND/11

20.09.11

G/LIC/N/3/IND/12

27.09.11

INDONESIA

G/LIC/N/1/IDN/1

02.11.98

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/12

03.10.12

G/LIC/N/3/IDN/4

23.02.10

ISRAEL

G/LIC/N/1/ISR/2

19.10.12

G/LIC/N/2/ISR/2

19.10.12

G/LIC/N/3/ISR/2

19.10.12

JAMAICA

G/LIC/N/1/JAM/1

11.07.96

G/LIC/N/2/JAM/2

04.10.11

G/LIC/N/3/JAM/3

03.09.08

JAPAN

G/LIC/N/1/JPN/2/R.1

26.02.97

G/LIC/N/2/JPN/3

27.04.01

G/LIC/N/3/JPN/11

27.09.12

JORDAN

G/LIC/N/1/JOR/2/Add.1

03.09.03

G/LIC/N/2/JOR/2

10.06.05

G/LIC/N/3/JOR/1

11.12.00

KENYA

G/LIC/N/1/KEN/1

12.06.03

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/KEN/2/Add.1

12.06.03

KOREA, REP. OF

G/LIC/N/1/KOR/3

14.04.98

G/LIC/N/2/KOR/1/Rev.1

27.07.09

G/LIC/N/3/KOR/10

27.09.11

KUWAIT, THE STATE OF

G/LIC/N/1/KWT/2

28.09.11

G/LIC/N/2/KWT/1

08.11.11

G/LIC/N/3/KWT/2

27.09.11

KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

G/LIC/N/1/KGZ/1

18.01.00

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/KGZ/2

09.10.06

LESOTHO

G/LIC/N/1/LSO/1

23.11.10

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/LSO/2

23.11.10

LIECHTENSTEIN

G/LIC/N/1/LIE/3

23.02.12

G/LIC/N/2/LIE/2

26.10.00

G/LIC/N/3/LIE/5

24.02.12

MACAO, CHINA

G/LIC/N/1/MAC/4

20.06.12

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/MAC/15

19.10.12

MADAGASCAR

G/LIC/N/1/MDG/2

25.04.00

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/MDG/6

19.05.11

MALAWI

G/LIC/N/1/MWI/2

26.10.11

G/LIC/N/2/MWI/2

27.10.11

G/LIC/N/3/MWI/3

25.10.11

MALAYSIA

G/LIC/N/1/MYS/1

07.09.11

G/LIC/N/2/MYS/5

03.07.12

G/LIC/N/3/MYS/7

10.10.11

MALDIVES

 

 

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/MDV/1

15.04.02

MALI

G/LIC/N/1/MLI/1

27.08.01

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/MLI/2

27.08.01

MAURITANIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAURITIUS

G/LIC/N/1/MUS/2

11.05.07

G/LIC/N/2/MUS/1

17.03.08

G/LIC/N/3/MUS/3

17.03.08

MEXICO

G/LIC/N/1/MEX/3

18.01.10

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/MEX/3

18.01.10

MOLDOVA, REP. OF

G/LIC/N/1/MDA/1

22.01.02

G/LIC/N/2/MDA/1

16.10.08

G/LIC/N/3/MDA/1

08.02.02

MONGOLIA

G/LIC/N/1/MNG/1

27.04.01

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/MNG/1

12.06.03

MONTENEGRO

           

MOROCCO

G/LIC/N/1/MAR/

 

G/LIC/N/2/MAR/1

29.11.11

G/LIC/N/3/MAR/7/Rev.1

09.10.09

MOZAMBIQUE

 

 

 

 

 

 

MYANMAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAMIBIA

G/LIC/N/1/NAM/1

29.10.02

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/NAM/6

30.08.10

NEPAL

 

 

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/NPL/1

03.10.12

NEW ZEALAND

G/LIC/N/1/NZL/1

22.08.96

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/NZL/2

17.10.12

NICARAGUA

G/LIC/N/1/NIC/2

23.03.12

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/NIC/4

13.08.12

NIGER

G/LIC/N/1/NER/1

12.01.98

 

 

 

 

NIGERIA

G/LIC/N/1/NGA/1

18.02.98

G/LIC/N/2/NGA/2

18.02.98

G/LIC/N/3/NGA/7

17.01.12

NORWAY

G/LIC/N/1/NOR/2

03.12.97

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/NOR/7

01.10.12

OMAN

G/LIC/N/1/OMN/1

18.02.01

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/OMN/6

30.01.12

PAKISTAN

G/LIC/N/1/PAK/1

29.05.96

G/LIC/N/2/PAK/1

29.05.96

 

 

PANAMA

G/LIC/N/1/PAN/2

16.11.98

G/LIC/N/2/PAN/1

18.08.98

G/LIC/N/3/PAN/3

01.10.12

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

 

 

G/LIC/N/2/PNG/1

17.02.98

 

 

PARAGUAY

G/LIC/N/1/PRY/2

14.09.10

G/LIC/N/2/PRY/1

14.07.11

G/LIC/N/3/PRY/1

04.10.12

PERU

G/LIC/N/1/PER/2/Rev.1

31.05.05

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/PER/8

27.08.12

PHILIPPINES

G/LIC/N/1/PHL/1

14.04.98

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/PHL/8

07.02.11

QATAR

G/LIC/N/1/QAT/1

02.04.98

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/QAT/9

19.10.12

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/1

22.10.12

       

RWANDA

 

 

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/RWA/2

18.10.11

SAMOA

           

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS

G/LIC/N/1/KNA/1

07.08.98

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/KNA/1

08.12.09

ST. LUCIA

G/LIC/N/1/LCA/3

10.07.08

G/LIC/N/2/LCA/2

17.10.02

G/LIC/N/3/LCA/5

29.09.08

ST. VINCENT & GRENADINES

 

 

 

 

   

SAUDI ARABIA, KINGDOM OF

 

 

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/SAU/2

29.09.11

SENEGAL

G/LIC/N/1/SEN/1

23.10.02

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/SEN/4

04.10.11

SIERRA LEONE

 

 

 

 

 

 

SINGAPORE

G/LIC/N/1/SGP/5

04.04.08

G/LIC/N/2/SGP/5

05.10.09

G/LIC/N/3/SGP/8

29.05.12

SOLOMON ISLANDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOUTH AFRICA

 

 

G/LIC/N/2/ZAF/1

15.07.97

G/LIC/N/3/ZAF/5

01.10.12

SRI LANKA

G/LIC/N/1/LKA/1

20.05.03

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/LKA/1

27.05.03

SURINAME

G/LIC/N/1/SUR/1

15.12.03

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/SUR/1

09.10.09

SWAZILAND

G/LIC/N/1/SWZ/1

04.10.96

 

 

 

 

SWITZERLAND

G/LIC/N/1/CHE/3

20.01.12

G/LIC/N/2/CHE/2

26.09.00

G/LIC/N/3/CHE/8

11.09.12

CHINESE TAIPEI

G/LIC/N/1/TPKM/7

30.07.12

G/LIC/N/2/TPKM/4

20.12.04

G/LIC/N/3/TPKM/3

30.07.12

TANZANIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

THAILAND

G/LIC/N/1/THA/1

28.09.07

G/LIC/N/2/THA/3

02.10.12

G/LIC/N/3/THA/5

14.09.12

THE FMR. YUGOSLAV REP. OF MACEDONIA

G/LIC/N/1/MKD/4

28.09.11

G/LIC/N/2/MKD/1

17.04.09

G/LIC/N/3/MKD/3

28.09.11

TOGO

G/LIC/N/1/TGO/2

24.05.11

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/TGO/2

19.09.11

TONGA

G/LIC/N/1/TON/1

06.04.11

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/TON/1

05.04.11

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

G/LIC/N/1/TTO/2

14.09.12

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/TTO/10

14.09.12

TUNISIA

G/LIC/N/1/TUN/2

14.01.07

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/TUN/6

28.09.11

TURKEY

G/LIC/N/1/TUR/10

01.10.12

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/TUR/12

11.09.12

UGANDA

G/LIC/N/1/UGA/1

03.10.96

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/UGA/1/Add.2

07.10.05

UKRAINE

G/LIC/N/1/UKR/1

03.09.08

G/LIC/N/2/UKR/2

17.05.11

G/LIC/N/3/UKR/5

21.09.12

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

G/LIC/N/1/ARE/1

18.04.97

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/ARE/1

25.04.00

UNITED STATES

G/LIC/N/1/USA/6/Add.1

04.10.11

G/LIC/N/2/USA/2/A1

06.04.09

G/LIC/N/3/USA/9

25.09.12

URUGUAY

G/LIC/N/1/URY/3

25.09.01

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/URY/6

G/LIC/N/3/URY/6/Add.1

14.09.12

05.10.12

VANUATU

           

VENEZUELA, BOLIVARIAN REP. OF

G/LIC/N/1/VEN/1

25.10.02

G/LIC/N/2/VEN/5

20.05.03

G/LIC/N/3/VEN/1

27.05.02

VIET NAM

G/LIC/N/1/VNM/1

30.04.12

G/LIC/N2/VNM/1

30.04.12

G/LIC/N/3/VNM/1

12.05.11

ZAMBIA

G/LIC/N/1/ZMB/2

18.02.04

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/ZMB/2

18.02.04

ZIMBABWE

G/LIC/N/1/ZWE/2

28.09.98

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/ZWE/3

24.06.10

TOTAL

102

 

40

 

104

 
 

 

 

 

 


ANNEX III

Questions and replies received under the review procedures

agreed by the Committee submitted by Members since January 199518

 

 

Questions

Replies

G/LIC/Q/ATG/1 (23.10.01)

Questions from US to Antigua & Barbuda

   

G/LIC/Q/ARE/1 (25.10.00)

Questions from US to UAE

 
 

G/LIC/Q/ARG/1 (5.5.04)

Questions from US to Argentina

G/LIC/Q/ARG/2 (14.9.04)

Reply to US

G/LIC/Q/ARG/3 (10.4.07)

Questions from US to Argentina

G/LIC/Q/ARG/4 (31.8.07)

Reply to US

G/LIC/Q/ARG/3/Add.1

(24.10.08)

Additional questions to Argentina from the US.

G/LIC/ARG/5 (10.5.08)

Reply to US

G/LIC/Q/ARG/6 (17.04.09) G/LIC/Q/ARG/6/Corr.1 (22.04.09)

Questions from Canada, China, the European Communities, Japan and the US to Argentina

G/LIC/Q/ARG/8

(08.05.09)

Replies from Argentina

G/LIC/Q/ARG/7 (20.04.09)

Questions from Peru to Argentina

G/LIC/Q/ARG/9 (07.05.09)

Replies from Argentina

G/LIC/Q/ARG/7/Add.1

(27.10.09)

Additional questions from Peru to Argentina

   

G/LIC/Q/ARG/10 (16.03.10)

Questions from Canada, China, the European Union, Japan, Mexico, Peru and the US to Argentina

G/LIC/Q/ARG/11

(05.05.10)

Replies from Argentina

G/LIC/Q/ARG/12

(06.10.10)

Questions from Turkey to Argentina

G/LIC/Q/ARG/13

(03.11.10)

Replies to Turkey

G/LIC/Q/AUS/1 (31.10.12)

Questions from the EU to Australia

   

G/LIC/Q/BGD/1 (25.10.00)

Questions from US to Bangladesh

G/LIC/Q/BGD/2 (17.7.02)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/BGR/1 (22.4.97)

Questions from New Zealand to Bulgaria

   

G/LIC/Q/BHR/1 (25.10.00)

Questions from US to Bahrain

G/LIC/Q/BHR/2 (14.09.05)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/BOL/1 (25.10.00)

Question from US to Bolivia

G/LIC/Q/BOL/2 (13.3.02)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/BRA/1 (2.10.03)

Questions from US to Brazil

G/LIC/Q/BRA/2 (5.5.04)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/BRA/3 (8.11.04)

G/LIC/Q/BRA/3/Add.1 (9.6.06)

G/LIC/Q/BRA/3/Add.2 (08.1.07)

G/LIC/Q/BRA/3/Add.2 (10.4.07)

Questions from US to Brazil

G/LIC/Q/BRA/13

(21.10.09)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/BRA/4 (14.10.08)

Questions from US to Brazil

G/LIC/Q/BRA/6

(27.10.08)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/BRA/5 (17.10.08)

Questions from China to Brazil

G/LIC/Q/BRA/11 (08.05.09)

Replies to China

G/LIC/Q/BRA/5/Add.1

(05.10.09)

Additional questions from China to Brazil

G/LIC/Q/BRA/15

(27.04.10)

Replies to China

G/LIC/Q/BRA/7

(27.10.08)

Questions from Thailand to Brazil

G/LIC/Q/BRA/12

(08.05.09)

Replies to Thailand

G/LIC/Q/BRA/8 (31.10.08)

Questions from Canada to Brazil

G/LIC/Q/BRA/9

(16.01.09)

Replies to Canada

G/LIC/Q/BRA/10

(17.04.09)

Questions from Mexico to Brazil

G/LIC/Q/BRA/14

(14.01.10)

Replies to Mexico

G/LIC/Q/BRA/16

(17.04.12)

Questions from Switzerland to Brazil

   

G/LIC/Q/BRB/1 (18.3.96)

Questions from Australia to Barbados

   

G/LIC/Q/BRB/2 (8.3.96)

Questions from US to Barbados

   

G/LIC/Q/CAN/1 (18.3.96)

Questions from Australia to Canada

   

G/LIC/Q/CAN/2 (11.3.96)

Questions from EC to Canada

   

G/LIC/Q/CAN/3 (8.3.96)

Questions from US to Canada

   

G/LIC/Q/CHN/1 (6.8.02)

Comments & questions from EC to China *

   

G/LIC/Q/CHN/2 (26.8.02)

Questions from US to China *

   

G/LIC/Q/CHN/3 (27.8.02)

Questions from Japan to China *

   

G/LIC/Q/CHN/4 (8.5.03)

Questions from US to China

G/LIC/Q/CHN/10 (4.5.04)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/CHN/5 (14.8.03)

Questions from EC to China *

   

G/LIC/Q/CHN/6 (1.9.03)

Questions from Japan to China *

   

G/LIC/Q/CHN/7 (19.9.03)

Questions from Chinese Taipei to China *

   

G/LIC/Q/CHN/8 (25.9.03)

Questions from US to China

G/LIC/Q/CHN/10 (4.5.04)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/CHN/9 (25.9.03)

Question from US to China *

   

G/LIC/Q/CHN/11 (3.9.04)

Comments and questions from Japan to China *

   

G/LIC/Q/CHN/12 (8.9.04)

Questions from US to China *

   

G/LIC/NQ/CHN/13 (16.9.04)

Questions from EC to China *

   

G/LIC/NQ/CHN/14 (22.9.04)

Questions from Chinese Taipei to China *

   

G/LIC/NQ/CHN/15 (19.7.05)

Questions from US to China *

   

G/LIC/NQ/CHN/16 (16.8.05)

Questions from US to China *

   

G/LIC/NQ/CHN/17 (7.9.05)

Questions from EC to China *

   

G/LIC/NQ/CHN/18 (14.8.06)

Questions from US to China *

   

G/LIC/NQ/CHN/19 (5.10.06)

Questions from Australia to China *

   

G/LIC/Q/CHN/20 (10.04.07)

Questions from Australia to China *

   

G/LIC/Q/CHN/21 (26.09.07)

Questions from US to China *

   

G/LIC/Q/CHN/22 (05.5.08)

G/LIC/Q/CHN/22)/Add.1 (08.05.09)

G/LIC/Q/CHN/22)/Corr.1 (20.05.09)

Notification of Replies to the Questionnaire on Import Licensing Procedures. Questions from Australia to China

G/LIC/Q/CHN/26

(06.11.08)

Replies to Australia

G/LIC/Q/CHN/23 (17.10.08)

Questions from US to China *

   

G/LIC/Q/CHN/24

(31.10.08)

Import Licensing System of China. Questions from Canada to China

G/LIC/Q/CHN/25

(06.11.08)

Replies to Canada

G/LIC/Q/COL/1

(19.10.10)

Colombia's Import Licensing Regime. Questions from Chile to Colombia

   

G/LIC/Q/CRI/1 (11.3.96)

Question from EC to Costa Rica

   

G/LIC/Q/CRI/2 (18.3.96)

Question from Australia to Costa Rica

   

G/LIC/Q/CRI/3 (8.3.96)

Questions from US to Costa Rica

   

G/LIC/Q/CRI/4/Rev.1 (15.5.02)

Questions from US to Costa Rica

G/LIC/M/16 , paragraph 1.2

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/DMA/1(10.5.01)

Questions from US to Dominica

G/LIC/Q/DMA/2 (3.6.02)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/ECU/1 (8.3.96)

Questions from US to Ecuador

G/LIC/Q/ECU/2 (26.9.02)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/EEC/1 (15.5.02)

Question from US to EC

G/LIC/Q/EEC/2 (8.11.02)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/EEC/3 (8.11.04)

Question from US to EC

   

G/LIC/Q/EEC/4 (8.11.04)

Question from US to EC

   

G/LIC/Q/GHA/1(23.10.01)

Questions from US to Ghana

   

G/LIC/Q/GTM/1

Questions from US to Guatemala

G/LIC/Q/GTM/1 (13.6.06)

Replies to Mexico

G/LIC/Q/GTM/2 (09.11.06)

Questions from Mexico to Guatemala

G/LIC/Q/GTM/3 (12.7.07)

Replies to Mexico

G/LIC/Q/HTI/1 (25.10.00)

Questions from US to Haiti

G/LIC/Q/HTI/2 (9.4.03)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/IDN/1 (8.5.03)

Questions from US to Indonesia

G/LIC/Q/IDN/2 (29.9.03)

G/LIC/Q/IDN/2/Add.1 (7.10.03)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/IDN/3 (2.10.03)

Questions from US to Indonesia

G/LIC/Q/IDN/5 (5.5.04)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/IDN/4 (21.10.03)

Questions from Australia to Indonesia

G/LIC/Q/IDN/6 (5.5.04) G/LIC/Q/IDN/6/Add.1 (1.6.04)

Replies to Australia

G/LIC/Q/IDN/7 (14.6.06)

Questions from US to Indonesia

G/LIC/Q/IDN/8 (20.6.06)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/IDN/9 (08.10.08)

Questions from US to Indonesia

   

G/LIC/Q/IDN/9/Add.1

(29.01.09)

Questions from the US to Indonesia

G/LIC/Q/IDN/13

(06.04.09)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/IDN/10

(27.10.08)

Questions from Thailand to Indonesia

   

G/LIC/Q/IDN/11

(05.02.09)

Questions from the US and the EEC to Indonesia

G/LIC/Q/IDN/14(06.04.09)

G/LIC/Q/IDN/14/Corr.1 (20.04.09)

Replies to the US and the EEC

G/LIC/Q/IDN/12

(13.03.09)

Questions from Canada to Indonesia

   

G/LIC/Q/IDN/15

(12.07.10)

Follow-up questions from the EU to Indonesia

G/LIC/Q/IDN/16

(16.12.2010)

Replies to the EU

G/LIC/Q/IDN/17

(27.04.11)

Questions from the United States to Indonesia

G/LIC/Q/IDN/18

(14.10.11)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/IDN/19

(17.04.12)

Questions from Canada and the United States to Indonesia

G/LIC/Q/IDN/20

(30.04.12)

Replies to Canada and the US

G/LIC/Q/IDN/21

(03.05.12)

Follow-up questions from the United States to Indonesia

   

G/LIC/Q/IDN/22

(13.09.12)

G/LIC/Q/IDN/22/Add.1

(24.09.12)

Questions from the US and EU to Indonesia

Questions from US, EU and Japan to Indonesia

   

G/LIC/Q/IDN/23 (19.19.12)

Questions from the US, Canada, the EU and Japan to Indonesia

   

G/LIC/Q/IND/1

Questions from Australia to India

G/LIC/Q/IND/1 (5.8.96)

Replies to Australia

G/LIC/Q/IND/2

Questions from EC to India

G/LIC/Q/IND/2 (5.8.96)

Replies to EC

G/LIC/Q/IND/3

Questions from US to India

G/LIC/Q/IND/3 (5.8.96)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/IND/4 (24.4.98)

Questions from Japan to India

   

G/LIC/Q/IND/5

Questions from Canada to India

G/LIC/Q/IND/5 (30.3.01)

Replies to Canada

G/LIC/Q/IND/6 (10.5.01)

Questions from US to India

G/LIC/Q/IND/7 (30.6.02)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/IND/8 (5.5.04)

Questions from US to India

G/LIC/Q/IND/9 (15.6.04)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/IND/11 (24.07.08)

Questions from US to India

G/LIC/Q/IND/12 (15.6.04)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/IND/11/Add.1

(27.10.08)

Additional questions from the US to India

G/LIC/Q/IND/14

(30.04.09)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/IND/11/Add.2

(06.11.09)

Additional questions from the US to India

G/LIC/Q/IND/16

01.11.10

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/IND/13

(20.04.09)

Questions from Korea to India

G/LIC/Q/IND/15

(20.10.09)

Replies to Korea

G/LIC/Q/IND/17

(05.10.11)

Questions to India from Turkey

G/LIC/Q/IND/18

(13.10.11)

Replies to Turkey

G/LIC/Q/IND/19

(16.04.12)

Questions from the US to India

   

G/LIC/Q/IND/20

(11.05.12)

Follow-up questions to India from Turkey

   
   

G/LIC/Q/IND/21 (01.11.12)

Replies to Turkey (in G/LIC/Q/IND/20 )

   

G/LIC/Q/IND/22 (01.11.12)

Replies to the US (in G/LIC/Q/IND/19 )

G/LIC/Q/ISL/1 (25.10.00)

Questions from US to Iceland

G/LIC/Q/ISL/2 (26.6.01)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/JAM/1 (5.5.04)

Questions from US to Jamaica

G/LIC/Q/JAM/2 (27.9.04)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/JPN/1 (22.4.97)

Questions from New Zealand to Japan

   

G/LIC/Q/JOR/1 (10.5.01)

Questions from US to Jordan

G/LIC/Q/JOR/2 (14.5.02)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/KOR/1 (8.4.97)

Questions from Japan to Korea

G/LIC/Q/KOR/3 (8.10.97)

Replies to Japan

G/LIC/Q/KOR/2 (22.4.97)

Questions from New Zealand to Korea

G/LIC/Q/KOR/4 (7.10.97)

Replies to New Zealand

G/LIC/Q/MDG/1 (25.10.00)

Questions from US to Madagascar

   

G/LIC/Q/MLT/1

Questions from Australia to Malta

G/LIC/Q/MLT/1 (31.5.96)

Replies to Australia

G/LIC/Q/MLT/2 (25.10.00)

Questions from US to Malta

G/LIC/Q/MLT/3 (6.11.00)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/MUS/1

Questions from Australia to Mauritius

G/LIC/Q/MUS/1 (17.7.96)

Replies to Australia

G/LIC/Q/MUS/2

Questions from US to Mauritius

G/LIC/Q/MUS/2 (17.7.96)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/MYS/1(19.10.98)

Questions from US to Malaysia

G/LIC/Q/MYS/2 (5.1.00)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/MYS/3 (9.6.06)

Questions from US to Malaysia

   

G/LIC/Q/MYS/4 (25.10.06)

Questions from Australia to Malaysia

   

G/LIC/Q/NOR/1

Question from EC to Norway

G/LIC/Q/NOR/1 (8.7.96)

Reply to EC

G/LIC/Q/NOR/2

Questions from US to Norway

G/LIC/Q/NOR/2 (9.7.96)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/OMN/1 (10.5.01)

Questions from US to Oman

   

G/LIC/Q/PHL/1 (17.4.00)

Questions from Canada to Philippines

   

G/LIC/Q/PHL/2 (5.9.08)

Questions form the US

G/LIC/Q/PHL/3 (17.04.09)

Replies to the US

G/LIC/Q/POL/1 (10.5.01)

Questions from US to Poland

   

G/LIC/Q/ROM/1(15.5.02)

Questions from US to Romania

G/LIC/Q/ROM/2 (29.5.02)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/TCD/1 (25.10.00)

Questions from US to Chad

   

G/LIC/Q/TUR/1 (15.5.02)

Questions from US to Turkey

G/LIC/Q/TUR/2 (8.10.03)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/TUR/3 (19.7.05)

Questions from US to Turkey

G/LIC/Q/TUR/4 (30.9.05)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/TUR/5 (26.01.10)

Questions from the US to Turkey

G/LIC/Q/TUR/6 (29.04.10)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/URY/1 (23.10.01)

Question from US to Uruguay

G/LIC/Q/URY/2 (22.10.02)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/USA/1 (23.6.06)

Questions from China to US

   

G/LIC/Q/VEN/1

Questions from Uruguay to Venezuela

G/LIC/Q/VEN/1 (18.10.00)

Replies to Uruguay

G/LIC/Q/VEN/2 (10.5.01)

Questions from US to Venezuela

   

G/LIC/Q/VEN/3(15.5.02)

Questions from US to Venezuela

G/LIC/Q/VEN/4 (8.5.03)

Replies to US

G/LIC/Q/VEN/5 (27.04.09)

Questions from Mexico to Venezuela

G/LIC/Q/VEN/6 (23.04.10)

Replies to Mexico

G/LIC/Q/VNM/1 (08.10.08)

Questions from US to Viet Nam

   

G/LIC/Q/VNM/2 (20.03.12)

Questions from US to Viet Nam

G/LIC/Q/VNM/3

(18.07.12)

Replies to US

 

* Questions posed to and responded by China in the context of the Transitional Review Mechanism

 


ANNEX IV

Written questions and written answers submitted by Members

during the review period 2010-2012

 

QUESTIONS POSED BY MEMBERS

REPLIES BY MEMBERS

   

G/LIC/Q/ARG/13 G/LIC/Q/ARG/13/Corr.1

(03.10.10)

Replies from Argentina to questions posed by Turkey in G/LIC/Q/ARG/12 (06.10.10) on Argentina's Non-automatic Import Licensing System (NAILs)

   

G/LIC/Q/IND/16

(01.11.10)

Replies from India to the questions posed by the United States in G/LIC/Q/IND/11/Add.2

(06.11.09) on the IL regime applied to boric acid

   

G/LIC/Q/IDN/16

(16.12.10)

Replies from Indonesia to the follow-up question posed by the European Union in G/LIC/Q/IDN/15 (12.07.10) on Decree 56/2008 on Registration of Importers

G/LIC/Q/IDN/17

(27.04.11)

 

Questions to Indonesia by the United States on the status of Decree 56, which was notified by Indonesia in G/LIC/N/2/IDN/2

G/LIC/Q/IDN/18

(14.10.11)

Replies from Indonesia

G/LIC/Q/IND/17

(05.10.11)

 

Questions to India by Turkey on the IL regime applied to marble and similar stones as referred to in India's responses to the Annual Questionnaire ( G/LIC/N/3/IND/12 )

G/LIC/IND/18

(13.10.11)

Replies by India

G/LIC/Q/VNM/2

(20.3.12)

Questions to Viet Nam by the United States on its import licensing regime and on its responses to the Annual Questionnaire in G/LIC/N/3/VNM/1

G/LIC/Q/VNM/3

(18.07.12)

Replies by Viet Nam

G/LIC/Q/IND/19

(16.04.12)

Questions to India by the United States on its import licensing regime and on India's responses in G/LIC/Q/IND/12 , 14 and 16

   

G/LIC/Q/IDN/19

(17.4.12)

Questions to Indonesia by Canada and the United States on its non-automatic import licensing requirements that will apply to livestock, livestock products including meats, and fresh and processed fruits and vegetables

G/LIC/Q/IDN/20 G/LIC/Q/IDN/20/Corr.1

(30.4.12)

Replies from Indonesia

G/LIC/Q/BRA/16

(17.4.12)

Questions to Brazil by Switzerland on its "RADAR" import authorization system

   

G/LIC/Q/IDN/21

(03.5.12)

 

Follow-up questions to Indonesia by the United States on the responses in documents G/LIC/Q/IDN/18

   

G/LIC/Q/IND/20

(11.5.12)

Follow-up questions by Turkey to India on the import licensing and quota system applied to marble and similar stones

   

G/LIC/Q/IDN/22 (13.9.12) G/LIC/Q/IDN/22/Add.1 (24.9.12)

Questions to Indonesia by the United States, the European Union and Japan on Indonesian Import Restrictions on Horticultural Products

   

G/LIC/Q/IDN/23 (19.10.12)

Follow-up questions to Indonesia by the US, Canada, the EU and Japan on Indonesia's IL system applied to animal and animal products

   

G/LIC/Q/AUS/1 (31.10.12)

 

Questions to Australia by the EU regarding animal and animal products and, motor vehicles as notified in G/LIC/N/3/AUS/5

   

 

 

__________



1  This document has been prepared under the Secretariat's own responsibility and without prejudice to the positions of Members and to their rights and obligations under the WTO.

 

2 The European Union and its member States counted as one Member.

 

3 Without counting Ecuador and the Russian Federation who submitted notifications after the airgram convening the meeting on 29 October 2012 was issued.

 

4 WT/L/432 .

 

5 See document G/LIC/22 .

 

6 Since August 2011 when the notification forms were filed electronically, 16 out of a total of 20 notifications circulated under Articles 1.4 (a) and/or 8,2(b) used the new notification form and 19 out of a total of 22 notifications circulated under Article 5 used the new notification form.

 

7  Belize, Botswana, Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands and Tanzania, and the following recently acceded Members: Montenegro, Samoa and Vanuatu. The first notification submitted by the Russian Federation ( G/LIC/N/1/RUS/1 ) after the airgram convening the meeting on 29 October 2012 was issued, will be considered at the next meeting in March 2013.

 

 

8  Angola, Lesotho, Malaysia, Russian Federation, Tonga and Viet Nam under Article 1.4a) and/or Article 8.2 (b); Colombia, Kuwait, Morocco, Paraguay, Ukraine and Viet Nam under Article 5; and Cambodia, Central African Republic, Nepal, Paraguay, Tonga and Viet Nam under Article. 7.3. 

 

9  See Annex III. 

 

10 Two notifications were submitted by Ecuador and the Russian Federation after the airgram convening the meeting on 29 October was issued; these will be considered at the meeting in March 2013.

 

11  See Annex III.

 

12 The Questionnaire is annexed to document G/LIC/3 .

 

13 See Annex III.

 

14 The European Union and its member States counted as one Member.

 

15 Article 1.4(a) and/or Article 8.2(b) publications and/or legislation (date of latest communication) .

 

16  Article 5.1-5.4 – Ad hoc New import licensing procedures or changes (date of latest communication) .

 

17  Article 7.3 – Annual Replies to Questionnaire (date of latest communication) .

 

18 See G/LIC/4 for the Understanding reached by the Committee on Procedures for the Review of Notifications.