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This page gathers key information on China's negotiations to join the WTO.  China became the 143rd WTO Member on 11 December 2001. 

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China's Timeline

I. Overview
GATT application received 10/07/1986  L/6017
GATT Accession Working Party established 04/03/1987  C/M/207
GATT terms of reference & accession Working Party membership  19/06/1987  L/6191  + ( Rev.1Rev.2Rev.3Rev.4Rev.5Rev.6Rev.7)
WTO application received & WTO accession Working Party established 07/12/1995
  •  WT/ACC/CHN/1 (Request to transform the Working Party on the Accession of China to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1947 into a WTO accession Working Party. As per document WT/ACC/CHN/1 of 7 December 1995, the Working Party on the Accession of China to the GATT 1947 was transformed into a WTO Accession Working Party, in accordance with the decision adopted by the General Council on 31 January 1995. Document WT/ACC/CHN/1 also reproduced the name of the Chairperson and the terms of reference of the Working Party.)
Terms of reference & accession Working Party membership  02/04/1996  WT/ACC/CHN/2  + ( revisions & corrigendum)
Chairperson of the Accession Working Party   
Acting Chairperson 11/2000 - 01/2001 Mr Paul-Henri Ravier (Deputy Director-General of the WTO)
1st 06/1987 - 09/2000 Ambassador Pierre-Louis GIRARD (Switzerland)
Formal Meetings of the Working Party Convening notice/fax Statement(s) by the Head of the Delegation Statement(s) by Working Party members Delegation list Other documents for the meeting News item
1st 22/03/1996
2nd 01/11/1996
3rd 06/03/1997
4th 23/05/1997
5th 01/08/1997
6th 05/12/1997
7th 08/04/1998
8th 24/07/1998
9th 21/03/2000 News archive
10th 23/06/2000
11th 27/07/2000
12th 28/09/2000 Statement
Note: The 13th Meeting of the Working Party, which had been initially scheduled for 8 November 2000, had to be re-scheduled due to the Chairperson's injury. 08/11/2000
13th 09/11/2000 Statement
14th 08/12/2000 Statement
15th 17/01/2001
16th 04/07/2001 Statement News item
17th 20/07/2001 Statement
18th 17/09/2001 Statement News item
Informal Meetings of the Working Party Date of the meeting Convening fax Statement(s) by the Head of the Delegation
Plurilateral Meetings Date of the meeting Convening fax Statement(s) by the Head of the Delegation
II. Multilateral Negotiations
Memorandum on the Foreign Trade Regime (MFTR) (under the GATT)  18/02/1987  L/6125
Under the GATT:
Initial cycle(s) of Questions and Replies, following the circulation of the MFTR 27/11/1987  L/6270
Factual Summary of Points Raised  29/03/1988  Spec(88)13
~updated 09/12/1988  SPEC(88)13/Add.4;  Spec(88)13/Add.4/Rev.1
Initial cycle(s) of Questions and Replies, following the circulation of the Factual Summary 03/06/1988  SPEC(88)13/Add.1
14/09/1988  SPEC(88)13/Add.3
Additional Information on China's Foreign Trade Regime 10/11/1989  SPEC(88)13/Add.6
Additional Information On China's Foreign Trade Regime 15/10/1991  Spec(88)13/Add.8
17/03/1992  Spec(88)13/Add.11
07/09/1993  Spec(88)13/Add.13
Process continued under the WTO:
Additional Questions & Replies 13/07/1998  WT/ACC/CHN/15  (+   corrigendum)
Updated MFTR & comprehensive list of China's laws and regulations 21/03/2000  WT/ACC/CHN/17  (+   corrigendum)
Initial cycle(s) of Questions and Replies, following the circulation of the MFTR
Factual Summary of Points Raised  
Elements of a Draft Report of the Working Party 
Draft Report of the Working Party  14/06/2000  WT/ACC/SPEC/CHN/1  (+  revisions & corrigenda)
Additional Questions & Replies 18/07/2000  WT/ACC/CHN/30
Agriculture (WT/ACC/22/Add.1), including Questions and Replies  07/06/1994  Spec(88)13/Add.17
17/04/1996  WT/SPEC/28
20/06/2000  WT/ACC/CHN/22
14/09/2000  WT/ACC/CHN/38  (+  revisions)
SPS Checklist (WT/ACC/22/Add.2 19/06/2000  WT/ACC/CHN/21
24/07/2000  WT/ACC/CHN/33
TBT Checklist (WT/ACC/22/Add.2 18/07/2000  WT/ACC/CHN/27
TRIPS Questionnaire (WT/ACC/22/Add.2 18/07/2000  WT/ACC/CHN/29
Import Licensing Procedures Questionnaire (WT/ACC/22 + revisions
Customs Valuation Checklist (WT/ACC/22 + revisions
State-Trading Questionnaire (WT/ACC/22 + revisions
Draft Subsidies Notification (WT/ACC/22/Add.2
Comprehensive Legislative Action Plan (LAP)  22/09/2000  WT/ACC/CHN/39
09/11/2000  WT/ACC/CHN/40
Rule-specific Action Plans 
Legislation and implementing regulations    Click for details Legislation notice Notified legislation
18/05/1994  Spec(88)13/Add.15
  •  Interim Regulations for Import Quota Administration of General Goods
  •  Detailed Rules for Implementing the Interim Regulations for Import Quotas Administration of General Goods
  •  Interim Measure for Import Administration of Machinery and Electronic Products
  •  Detailed Rules for Implementation of the Import Administration of Specific Products
  •  Detailed Rules for Implementation of the Administration concerning Importation of Quota Products
07/06/1994  Spec(88)13/Add.16
  •  Interim Regulations for Import Quota Administration of General Goods
  •  Detailed Rules for Implementing the Interim Regulations for Import Quota Administration of General Goods
  •  Interim Measures for Import Administration of Machinery and Electronic Products
  •  Detailed Rule» for Implementation of the Import Administration of Specific products
  •  Detailed Rules for Implementation of the Administration Concerning Importation of Quota Products
04/03/1997  WT/ACC/CHN/6
  •  Law of PRC on Product Quality
  •  Law on Metrology of PRC
  •  Regulations on Product Quality Certification of PRC
22/09/2000  WT/ACC/CHN/39
  •  China's Laws and Administrative Regulations from January to August 2000:
  •  — Legislation Law of the P.R.C
  •  — Law on the Prevention and Control of Air Pollution of the P.R.C
  •  — Product Quality law of the P.R.C. (Revision)
  •  — Crop Seed Law of the P.R.C.
  •  — Customs Law of the P.R.C. (Revision)
  •  — Patent Law of the P.R.C. (Revision)
  •  — Decision on the Strengthening of Supervision on Economic Work
  •  — On the Interpretation of paragraph 2 of Article 93 of the "Criminal Law of the P.R.C.
  •  — Regulations on Supervision and Management of Medical Apparatus and Instruments; Decree No.276 of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 4 January 2000
  •  — Measures for the Fifth National Census; Decree No. 277 of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 25 January 2000
  •  — Regulations on the Implementation of the Forestry Law of the P.R.C.; Decree No. 278 of the State Council of People's Republic of China, 29 January 2000
  •  — Regulations concerning the Quality Management of Construction Projects; Decree No. 279 of the State Council of People's Republic of China, 30 January 2000
  •  — Regulations on Renminbi (RMB) Administration; Decree No. 280 of the State Council of People's Republic of China, 3 February 2000
  •  — Interim Regulations Concerning the Disciplinary Sanction on Activities violating the Separated Management of Administrative and Institutional Charges and Fees as well as Revenues from Penalties and Confiscation; Decree No. 281 of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 12 February 2000
  •  — Interim Regulations of the Board of Supervisors of Key State-Owned Financial Institutions; Decree No.282 of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 15 March 2000
  •  — Interim Regulations of the Board of supervisors of State-Owned Enterprises; Decree No. 283 of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 15 March 2000
  •  — Implementing Rules of the Law on the Prevention and Control of Water Pollution; Decree No. 284 of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 20 March 2000
  •  — Provisions on the Real-name Requirement of Individual Savings Deposit Account; Decree No. 285 of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 20 March 2000
  •  — Provisional Measures on the Management of Risk Funds for Stock Exchanges; Approved by the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 31 January 2000
  •  — Provisional Measures on the Management of Risk Fund for Securities Settlement; Approved by the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 31 January 2000
  •  — Provisions on the Standards of Scope and Scale of Construction Projects for Bidding; Approved by the State Council of the People's Republic of China, April 2000
  •  — Interim Measures on the Supervision and Administration on Export Processing and Manufacturing Areas by the Custom Administrations; Approved by the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 27 April 2000
  •  — Interim Measures for Compensating Flood Storage and Capture Areas; Decree No. 286 of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 27 May 2000.
  •  — Implementing Rules of the Law on Statistics; Approved by the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 15 June 2000; Decree No. 5 of the State Statistics Bureau
  •  — Regulations for Enterprise Financial Report; Decree No. 287 of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 21 June 2000
  •  — Basic Rules for the Flying of Aircrafts; Decree No. 288 of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 24 July 2000
  •  — Provisions for the Maintenance and Management of National Defense Projects; Decree No. 289 of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 24 July 2000
  •  — Measures for the Sample of Marks of the Title of People's Police Officers and Their Way of Wearing; Decree No. 290 of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, August 2000
02/07/2001  WT/ACC/CHN/43
02/07/2001  WT/ACC/CHN/45
03/07/2001  WT/ACC/CHN/46
Consultation documents    Click for details Consultation notice Notified consultation document
01/06/1988  Spec(88)29
  •  The Progress and Objectives of China's Economic Structural Reforms
20/07/1988  Spec(88)13/Add.2
  •  Examination of the Foreign Trade Regime - Supplementary Information:
  •  — List of countries with which China has concluded trade agreements containing a most-favoured-nation clause as of April 1988
  •  — List of products under import licence in 1988
  •  — List of import products under compulsory inspection by the Commodity Inspection Agency
09/06/1989  Spec(88)13/Add.5    Annotated checklist of issues
22/01/1990  L/6635  Communication from the People's Republic of China
14/01/1991  L/6807  Admission of Macao as a contracting party
17/04/1991  Spec(88)13/Add.7
  •  Trade Liberalization Measure on the Import Tariff by the People's Republic of China since 1986 - Amended Tariff Schedule in Terms of Downward-Adjustment
19/07/1991  MTN.GNS/W/124
  •  Initial offer of commitments on trade in services
03/02/1992  Spec(88)13/Add.9
  •  List of the Tariff Reductions on 225 Lines in terms of HS Effective on January 1992
06/02/1992  Spec(88)13/Add.10
  •  List on Transparency of China's Foreign Trade Regime submitted to the GATT Secretariat
17/03/1992  Spec(88)13/Add.11
  •  The Second Part of the Documentation Concerning Transparency of China's Foreign Trade Regime Sumbitted to the GATT Secretariat
  •  — OUTLINE OF THE TEN-YEAR PROGRAMME AND THE EIGHTH FIVE-YEAR PLANFOR NATIONAL ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
  •  — LISTS OF PRODUCT CATEGORIES SUBJECT TO STATE PRICING (Annex B)
  •  — LIST OF SIXTEEN PRODUCTS TO BE REMOVED FROM IMPORT LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (Annex C)
  •  — COMPILATION OF REGULATIONS AND RULES FOR FOREIGN EXCHANGE CONTROL OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF China
  •  — COMPARATIVE MANUAL OF CUSTOMS TARIFF NUMBER AND ITEMS/RATES OF PRODUCT TAX/VAT - THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
  •  — DIRECTORY OF CHINESE FOREIGN ECONOMIC RELATIONS AND TRADE ENTERPRISES 1989
  •  — LIST OF FOREIGN TRADE CORPORATIONS DESIGNATED TO HANDLE IMPORTATION OF THE FIRST CATEGORY OF PRODUCTS
  •  — LIST OF PRODUCTS SUBJECT TO MANDATORY IMPORT PLAN (Annex D)
  •  — LIST OF PRODUCTS FALLING UNDER THE FIRST AND SECOND CATEGORIES BY TARIFF LINES J> (Annex E)
30/04/1992  Spec(88)13/Add.11/Corr.1
  •  Annex E - List of Products Falling under the First and Second Categories by Tariff Lines
02/10/1992  Spec(88)13/Add.12
  •  Summary Document of the Existing Tariff and Non-Tariff Measures in China
12/03/1993  Spec(88)13/Add.12/Rev.1
  •  Updated Summary Document of the Existing Tariff and Non-Tariff Measures in China
07/03/1993  Spec(88)13/Add.12/Rev.2
  •  Updated Summary Document of the Existing Tariff and Non-Tariff Measures in China
06/04/1993  MTN.GNS/W/124/Rev.1
  •  Initial offer of commitments on trade in services
30/09/1993  MTN.GNS/W/124/Rev.2
  •  Draft Schedule of the People's Republic of China - Concerning Initial Commitments on Trade in Services
26/11/1993  MTN.GNS/W/124/Rev.3
  •  Draft Schedule of the People's Republic of China - Concerning Initial Commitments on Trade in Services
31/01/1994  Spec(88)13/Add.14
  •  People's Bank of China (PBC) Announcement of Further Reforms of the Foreign Exchange System
18/05/1994  Spec(88)13/Add.15
  •  List of Products and Public Utilities Subject to State-Fixed Pricing
  •  Interim Duty Rate on Imported Goods
  •  List of General Products Subject to Import Quotas
  •  List of Machinery and Electronic Products Subject to Import Quotas
  •  List of Specific Machinery and Electronic Products
07/06/1994  Spec(88)13/Add.16
  •  Product List Subject to Article 17
  •  List of Products for which Licensing and Quotas have been Removed (Effective from 1 Jan 1994).
  •  List of Products no longer subject to Quotas and Licensing (Effective from 1 June 199
  •  List of Products Subject to Import Quotas, Licensing and Tendering (Effective from 1 Jan 1994)
  •  List of Products Under Import quotas, Licensing and Tendering without Removal Schedule
07/06/1994  Spec(88)13/Add.17
  •  Latest Developments in China's Foreign Trade Regime
12/09/1994  Spec(88)13/Add.18
  •  Communication from China
18/10/1995  Spec(88)13/Add.19
  •  Revised version of China's offer on specific commitments on trade in services
08/03/1996  WT/SPEC/22
  •  List of China's Tariff Reductions in 1996
  •  List of liberalization of non-tariff measures
  •  Elucidation on China's commodity inspection system
  •  Justification on China's Commodity Inspection System
  •  Statement on China's industrial policies
  •  Response of China to the Questions on Agriculture Raised by Contracting Parties
  •  Reservation by WTO Members
29/03/1996  WT/SPEC/23
  •  Statement of the Representative of the International Monetary Fund to the Working Party on China's Accession to the WTO
17/04/1996  WT/SPEC/28
  •  — Tariff Reduction on Agricultural Products of the People's Republic of China (1 April 1996)
  •  — List of Products Subject to Tariff Rate Quota Administration in 1996
18/04/1996  WT/SPEC/29  Communication from China
16/08/1996  WT/ACC/CHN/3  Communication from China
26/02/1997  WT/ACC/CHN/5 (Part 1, Part 2)
  •  Communication from China
  •  — Annex 2a-1 Products Subject to State Trading (Import)
  •  — Annex 2a-2 Products Subject to State Trading (Export)
  •  — Annex 2b Products Subject to Designated Trading
  •  — Annex 3 Non-Tariff Measures Subject to Phased Elimination
  •  — Annex 4 Products and Services Subject to Phased Elimination
  •  — Annex 5 Notification and Phase-out of Subsidies
  •  — Annex 6 Products Subject to Export Duty
  •  — List of NTMs Eliminated as of December 31, 1996
  •  — List of Designated Corporations with Special Right for Importation of Six Commodities
  •  — List of Products Subject to Export Licences
  •  — Draft Notification Pursuant to Article 5 of the Agreement on Trade-Related Investment Measures
  •  — Support Table Relating to Domestic Support Measures in Accordance with the Format Contained in WT/ACC/4
04/03/1997  WT/ACC/CHN/6
  •  Catalogue of National Standards and Information Compilation of PRC (in two volumes)
  •  Introduction brochures on:
  •  — China National Accreditation Committee for Product Certification Bodies (CNACP)
  •  — China National Accreditation Committee for Laboratories
  •  — China National Registration Board for Auditors (CRBA)
  •  — China National Accreditation Committee from Quality System Registration Bodies
06/05/1997  WT/ACC/CHN/7  Communication from the European Communities
23/05/1997  WT/ACC/CHN/8
  •  Communication from China:
  •  — Annex 2a-1 Products Subject to State Trading (Import)
  •  — Annex 2b Products Subject to Designated Trading
  •  — Annex 3 Non-Tariff Measures Subject to Phased Elimination
  •  — Annex 4 Products and Services Subject to Price Controls
  •  — Annex 5 Notification and Phase-out of Subsidies
  •  — Annex 7a Products Subject to Import Statutory Inspection
  •  — Products to be Eliminated from the List of Products Subject to Import Statutory Inspection upon China’s Accession to the WTO
  •  — National and International Standards Applied in Statutory Inspection
  •  — Supporting Table Relating to Domestic Support Measures in Accordance with the Format Contained in WT/ACC/4
23/07/1997  WT/ACC/CHN/9
  •  Communication from China
  •  — Annex 2a-1 Products subject to State Trading (Import)
  •  — Annex 5a Notification pursuant to Article 25 of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures
  •  — Annex 5b Subsidies to be phased out
  •  — Annex 7a Products subject to Import Statutory Inspection
  •  — Information on the trade regime of China for the purpose of transparency
  •  — Notification pursuant to Article 16 of the Draft Protocol on the Accession of China to the WTO and the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
  •  — Supporting Table relating to Domestic Support Measures
  •  — Subsidies to be Phased Out
  •  — Products subject to Import Statutory Inspection
  •  — Information on the trade regime of China for the purpose of transparency
  •  — Notification pursuant to Article 16 of the Draft Protocol on the Accession of China to the WTO and the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
  •  — Supporting Table relating to Domestic Support Measures
31/07/1997  WT/ACC/CHN/10  Non-Tariff Measures subject to Phased Elimination
22/10/1997  WT/ACC/CHN/11  Customs Tariff of the People's Republic of China
02/12/1997  WT/ACC/CHN/13  Annex 7a - Products Subject to Import Statutory Inspection
02/04/1998  WT/ACC/CHN/14
  •  Communication from China:
  •  Revised Annexes to the Draft Protocol on China's Accession to the WTO
  •  Updated Package of Tariff Concessions of China on Industrial Products
  •  Responses to Questions Raised by Working Party Members on China's Schedule of Specific Commitments on Trade in Services.
  •  Information on the Trade Regime of China for the Purpose of Transparency
  •  Notification pursuant to Article 16 of the Draft Protocol on China's Accession to the WTO and the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (revised March 1998)
06/04/1998  WT/ACC/CHN/14/Corr.1
  •  Communication from China
13/07/1998  WT/ACC/CHN/16
  •  Annex 3 Non-Tariff Measures subject to Phased Elimination
06/06/2000  WT/ACC/CHN/18
  •  Communication from China
  •  — Annex 1: Statistical Data and Information Describing China's Economic and Trading System
  •  — Annex 2a1: Products Subject to State Trading (Import)
  •  — Annex 2a2: Products Subject to State Trading (Export)
  •  — Annex 2b: Products Subject to Designated Trading
  •  — Annex 4: Products and Services Subject to Price Controls
  •  — Annex 5a: Notification Pursuant to Article XXV of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures
  •  — Annex 5b: Subsidies to be Phased Out
  •  — Annex 6: Products Subject to Export Duty
06/06/2000  WT/ACC/CHN/18/Add.1
  •  Annex 7a Products Subject to Import Statutory Inspection
19/06/2000  WT/ACC/CHN/19
  •  Annex 3 Non-Tariff Measures Subject to Phased Elimination
20/06/2000
  •  Annex 3 Non-Tariff Measures Subject to Phased Elimination; Products Subject to Import License Only; Initial Quota Volume/Value of NTMs Products
16/06/2000  WT/ACC/CHN/20
  •  Communication from China:
  •  — Amendment of Legislation with WTO Agreements
  •  — Information of State-Trading
  •  — Checklist of Illustrative TBT Issues for Consideration in Accessions
  •  — Notification Pursuant to Article 5 of the Agreement on Trade-Related Investment Measures
  •  — Implementation of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights
14/07/2000  WT/ACC/CHN/23  Checklist of documents
18/07/2000  WT/ACC/CHN/24  Annex 2a1 Products Subject to State Trading (Import)
18/07/2000  WT/ACC/CHN/25  Annex 3 Non-Tariff Measures subject to Phased Elimination
18/07/2000  WT/ACC/CHN/26  Annex 4 Products and Services Subject to Price Controls
18/07/2000  WT/ACC/CHN/26/Rev.1  Annex 4 Products and Services Subject to Price Controls
18/07/2000  WT/ACC/CHN/28  Information of State-Trading
18/07/2000  WT/ACC/CHN/31  Annex 7a on Products Subject to Import Statutory Inspection
18/07/2000  WT/ACC/CHN/32  Annex 7b on Products Subject to Export Statutory Inspection
24/07/2000  WT/ACC/CHN/26/Rev.2  Annex 4 Products and Services Subject to Price Controls
14/09/2000  WT/ACC/CHN/34  Annex 2a1 on Products Subject to State Trading (Import)
18/07/2001  WT/ACC/CHN/34/Rev.1  Annex 2a1 on Products Subject to State Trading (Import)
14/09/2000  WT/ACC/CHN/35  Annex 2a2 on Products Subject to State Trading (Export)
14/09/2000  WT/ACC/CHN/36  Annex 3 on Non-Tariff Measures Subject to Phased Elimination
18/07/2001  WT/ACC/CHN/36/Rev.1  Annex 3 on Non-Tariff Measures Subject to Phased Elimination1
20/07/2001  WT/ACC/CHN/36/Rev.2  Annex 3 on Non-Tariff Measures Subject to Phased Elimination
14/09/2000  WT/ACC/CHN/37  Information on State Trading
20/12/2000  WT/ACC/CHN/41  Annex 2a2 on Products Subject to State Trading (Export)
18/07/2001  WT/ACC/CHN/41/Rev.1  Annex 2a2 on Products Subject to State Trading (Export)
18/06/2001  WT/ACC/CHN/42  Annex 8 (Revised) to the Draft Protocol on the Accession of China
02/07/2001  WT/ACC/CHN/44  Action Plan for the Implementation of the SPS Agreement in China
18/07/2001  WT/ACC/CHN/47  Annex 2b - Products Subject to Designated Trading
18/07/2001  WT/ACC/CHN/48  Annex 6 - Products Subject to Export Duty
31/07/2001  WT/ACC/CHN/23/Rev.1  Checklist of Documents
III. Bilateral Market Access Negotiations 
Goods Offer(s)  20/09/2000  WT/ACC/SPEC/CHN/2  (+  corrigendum)
~updated 26/06/2001  WT/ACC/SPEC/CHN/4
Services Offer(s)  21/12/2000  WT/ACC/SPEC/CHN/3
Register of Bilateral Market Access Agreements 
Draft Goods Schedule  31/07/2001  WT/ACC/SPEC/CHN/1/Rev.8/Add.1  (+  revision & corrigendum)
Draft Services Schedule  04/12/1996  WT/ACC/CHN/4
20/11/1997  WT/ACC/CHN/12
31/07/2001  WT/ACC/SPEC/CHN/1/Rev.8/Add.2 (+  revision & corrigendum)
Goods and Services Technical Verification Meetings 
IV. Summary of Final Meeting of the Working Party
V. Accession Package (“Terms of Accession”, de-restricted) 
Ministerial Conference/General Council Decision on the Accession 10/11/2001  WT/L/432  News item
Protocol of Accession  10/11/2001  WT/L/432
Report of the Working Party 01/10/2001  WT/ACC/CHN/49 (+  corrigendum)
10/11/2001
  •  WT/MIN(01)/3   (Note: This document reprints the documents distributed as WT/ACC/CHN/49 on 1 October 2001 and WT/ACC/CHN/49/Corr.1 in English only on 5 October 2001.)
Goods Schedule (Schedule of Concessions and Commitments Annexed to the GATT 1994)  01/10/2001  WT/ACC/CHN/49/Add.1
10/11/2001
  •  WT/MIN(01)/3/Add.1   (Note: This document reprints the document distributed as WT/ACC/CHN/49/Add.1 on 1 October 2001 and WT/ACC/CHN/49/Add.1/Corr.1 distributed in French only on 15 October 2001.)
Services Schedule (Schedule of Specific Commitments Annexed to the GATS)  01/10/2001  WT/ACC/CHN/49/Add.2
10/11/2001
  •  WT/MIN(01)/3/Add.2   (Note: This document reprints the document distributed as WT/ACC/CHN/49/Add.2 on 1 October 2001.)
VI. Accessions Commitments Database (ACDB) 
Specific Accession Commitments   http://acdb.wto.org/ click on “Report by Member”, select “China” in drop down list then click on “View Report”
VII. Instrument of Acceptance 
Notification of Acceptance and Entry Into Force of the Protocol of Accession 11/11/2001  WT/LET/408
VIII. Date of Membership
11/12/2001  143rd Member
IX. Since 1995, this is the…
15th economy that joined the WTO pursuant to Article XII of the Marrakesh Agreement.

Note:
The de-restriction of documents is a key component of the transparency obligations of the Multilateral Trading System.  Paragraphs 1 and 2(e) of the Ministerial Council Decision WT/L/452 of 14 May 2002 provide that “documents relating to working parties on accession shall be restricted and shall be automatically de-restricted upon the adoption of the report of the working party” by the Ministerial Conference/General Council.  The time of completion of the de-restriction process depends on the amount and complexities of the documents involved.  Prior to 2002, the de-restriction of accession-related documents was governed by a different set of rules (i.e. General Council Decision WT/L/160/Rev.1 of 26 July 1996), which only affect documents circulated prior to 2002.