Tuesday, July 28, 2015
WTO Accession News
Yesterday, the members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) formally adopted Kazakhstan’s WTO terms of entry at the General Council meeting. Kazakhstan will have until 31 October 2015 to ratify the deal to formally become a WTO member. Its membership will become effective 30 days after it notifies the ratification to the WTO Director-General. More information regarding Kazakhstan's WTO membership process is available here.
In other WTO accession news, Working Party Chairman H.E. Joakim Reiter of Sweden reported at the third meeting of the Working Party on Liberia’s WTO accession held last week that Liberia’s accession is “on schedule” to be concluded by the Ministerial Conference in Nairobi scheduled for December 15-18. More information regarding Liberia's accession process may be found here.
The WTO currently has 161 members.