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PRESS/28
25 October 1995

WTO membership reaches 110

Membership of the World Trade Organization (WTO) increased to 110 today as the Republic of Guinea became the most recent country to join the now 10-month-old Organization. Other governments which have become WTO members since mid-July 1995 are: Bolivia, Burundi, Cyprus, Guatemala, Liechtenstein, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Sierra Leone and Slovenia. Madagascar will become a member of the WTO on 17 November 1995.

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Membership of the World Trade Organization (110)

The following 110 Governments have accepted the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization and their membership in the World Trade Organization is effective as of the dates indicated:

Government and Entry into Force/Membership

Antigua and Barbuda - 1 January 1995, Argentina - 1 January 1995, Australia- 1 January 1995, Austria - 1 January 1995, Bahrain - 1 January 1995, Bangladesh -1 January 1995, Barbados - 1 January 1995, Belgium - 1 January 1995, Belize - 1 January 1995, Bolivia - 13 September 1995, Botswana - 31 May 1995, Brazil - 1 January 1995, Brunei Darussalam - 1 January 1995, Burkina Faso - 3 June 1995, Burundi - 23 July 1995, Canada - 1 January 1995, Central African Republic - 31 May 1995, Chile - 1 January 1995, Colombia - 30 April 1995, Costa Rica - 1 January 1995, C˘te d'Ivoire - 1 January 1995, Cuba - 20 April 1995, Cyprus - 30 July 1995, Czech Republic - 1 January 1995, Denmark - 1 January 1995, Djibouti - 31 May 1995, Dominica - 1 January 1995, Dominican Republic - 9 March 1995, Egypt - 30 June 1995, El Salvador - 7 May 1995, European Community - 1 January 1995, Finland - 1 January 1995, France - 1 January 1995, Gabon - 1 January 1995, Germany - 1 January 1995, Ghana - 1 January 1995, Greece - 1 January 1995, Guatemala - 21 July 1995, Guinea Bissau - 31 May 1995, Guinea, Rep. of - 25 October 1995, Guyana - 1 January 1995, Honduras - 1 January 1995, Hong Kong - 1 January 1995, Hungary - 1 January 1995, Iceland - 1 January 1995, India - 1 January 1995, Indonesia - 1 January 1995, Ireland - 1 January 1995, Israel - 21 April 1995, Italy - 1 January 1995, Jamaica - 9 March 1995, Japan - 1 January 1995, Kenya - 1 January 1995, Korea - 1 January 1995, Kuwait - 1 January 1995, Lesotho - 31 May 1995, Liechtenstein - 1 September 1995, Luxembourg - 1 January 1995, Macau - 1 January 1995, Malawi - 31 May 1995, Malaysia - 1 January 1995, Maldives - 31 May 1995, Mali - 31 May 1995, Malta - 1 January 1995, Mauritania - 31 May 1995, Mauritius - 1 January 1995, Mexico - 1 January 1995, Morocco - 1 January 1995, Mozambique - 26 August 1995, Myanmar - 1 January 1995, Namibia - 1 January 1995, Netherlands - For the Kingdom in Europe and for the Netherlands Antilles - 1 January 1995, New Zealand - 1 January 1995, Nicaragua - 3 September 1995, Nigeria - 1 January 1995, Norway - 1 January 1995, Pakistan - 1 January 1995, Paraguay - 1 January 1995, Peru - 1 January 1995, Philippines - 1 January 1995, Poland - 1 July 1995, Portugal - 1 January 1995, Romania - 1 January 1995, Saint Lucia - 1 January 1995, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines - 1 January 1995, Senegal - 1 January 1995, Sierra Leone - 23 July 1995, Singapore - 1 January 1995, Slovak Republic - 1 January 1995, Slovenia - 30 July 1995, South Africa - 1 January 1995, Spain - 1 January 1995, Sri Lanka - 1 January 1995, Suriname - 1 January 1995, Swaziland - 1 January 1995, Sweden - 1 January 1995, Switzerland - 1 July 1995, Tanzania - 1 January 1995, Thailand - 1 January 1995, Togo - 31 May 1995, Trinidad and Tobago - 1 March 1995, Tunisia - 29 March 1995, Turkey - 26 March 1995, Uganda - 1 January 1995, United Kingdom - 1 January 1995, United States - 1 January 1995, Uruguay - 1 January 1995, Venezuela - 1 January 1995, Zambia - 1 January 1995, Zimbabwe - 3 March 1995