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Please note that official documents examined by a working party during the accession process remain confidential until completion of the process. They are then made available to the public through the WTO website.

The following documents provide further details on the procedure for becoming a member of the WTO and on the information to be provided by those wishing to become members.


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  • Procedures for Accession Under Article XII (Document code WT/ACC/1)    search
  • Information to be provided on domestic support and export subsidies in agriculture (Document code WT/ACC/4)     search
  • Information to be provided on policy measures affecting trade in services (Document code WT/ACC/5)     search
  • Checklist of illustrative SPS and TBT issues for consideration in accessions (Document code WT/ACC/8)     search
  • Implementation of the WTO Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) (Document code WT/ACC/9)     search

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