Status of Legal instruments - February 2009

This volume, prepared by the Secretariat of the World Trade Organization, is a service which is part of the depositary functions of the Director-General of the World Trade Organization. This edition contains a complete update of the status of legal instruments and replaces the previous system of updates in loose-leaf form.

Instruments covered by this publication

On 1 January 1995 the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization entered into force. As well as the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization and the four plurilateral trade agreements annexed to that Agreement, this volume is concerned with the instruments drawn up by the Members of the World Trade Organization or drawn up under their auspices since the inception of the Organization. The Director-General of the Organization, in his capacity as depositary, informs the Members and the governments concerned of the signatures affixed, of the receipt of instruments of ratification, acceptance, accession, and withdrawals, of the entry into force of the instruments, and of the various relevant notifications, communications, declarations or reservations received by him concerning the legal instruments. The present volume represents a consolidated compilation of these data for each instruments. The instruments are generally numbered in the chronological order in which they were concluded. They are classified under 5 chapter headings. Within each chapter, they are generally listed in chronological order of their conclusion.