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This page gathers key information on Mongolia's negotiations to join the WTO.  Mongolia became the 131st WTO Member on 29 January 1997.

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Mongolia's Timeline

I. Overview
GATT application received 17/06/1991  L/6886
GATT accession Working Party established 08/10/1991  C/M/252
GATT terms of reference & accession Working Party membership  15/10/1991  L/6919 (+ revisions 1, 2, 3)
WTO application received & WTO accession Working Party established  In pursuance of the decision adopted by the General Council on 31 January 1995, the Working Party on the Accession of Mongolia to the GATT 1947 was transformed into a WTO Accession Working Party.
WTO terms of reference & accession Working Party membership  21/06/1996  WT/ACC/MNG/8
Chairperson of the Accession Working Party     
1st 06/1993 - 06/1996 Ambassador Winfried LANG (Austria)
Formal Meetings of the Working Party Date of the meeting Convening notice Statement(s) by the Head of the Delegation Statement(s) by Working Party members Delegation list Other documents for the meeting News item
1st 03-04/06/1993 GATT/AIR/3436
2nd 01-02/02/1994 GATT/AIR/3536
3rd 24-25/05/1994 GATT/AIR/3585
4th 03-04/11/1994 GATT/AIR/3638
5th 26/06/1996
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)  22/01/1992  L/6943 (+ corrigendum)
Initial cycle(s) of Questions and Replies, following the circulation of the MFTR 07/07/1992  L/7043
04/05/1993  L/7043/Rev.1
09/08/1993  Spec(93)28
10/03/1994  Spec(94)4
06/12/1995  WT/ACC/MNG/1
10/01/1996  WT/ACC/MNG/2
Factual Summary of Points Raised 
Additional Questions & Replies 10/01/1996  WT/ACC/MNG/2
Elements of a Draft Report of the Working Party 
Draft Report of the Working Party  03/05/1994  Spec(94)14 (+ Revisions 1, 2)
Agriculture (WT/ACC/22/Add.1), including Questions and Replies 
Services (WT/ACC/22/Add.3
SPS Checklist (WT/ACC/22/Add.2
TBT Checklist (WT/ACC/22/Add.2
TRIPS Questionnaire (WT/ACC/22/Add.2
Import Licensing Procedures Questionnaire (WT/ACC/22 + revisions 06/12/1995  WT/ACC/MNG/1 
Customs Valuation Checklist (WT/ACC/22 + revisions
State-Trading Questionnaire (WT/ACC/22 + revisions 07/02/1996  WT/ACC/MNG/6
Draft Subsidies Notification (WT/ACC/22/Add.2
Comprehensive Legislative Action Plan (LAP) 
Rule-specific Action Plans 
Legislation and implementing regulations    Click for details Legislation notice Notified legislation
  14/02/1992  L/6943/Add.1
  •  Customs Law including Customs Tariff on Export and Import of Goods
  •  Tax Law
  •  Foreign Investment Law
  23/01/1992  L/6943/Add.2
  •  Banking Law
  11/06/1993  L/7242
  •  Customs Law
  •  General Law of Taxation
  •  Personal Income Tax Law
  •  Economic Entity and Organization Income Tax Law
  •  Transport Facilities and Vehicles Tax Law
  •  Sales Tax Law
  •  Foreign Investment Law
  17/02/1994  L/7242/Add.1
  •  Copyright Law
22/01/1996  WT/ACC/MNG/3
  •  Partnership and Company Law of Mongolia
Consultation documents    Click for details Consultation notice Notified consultation document
  12/10/1993  Spec(93)50  On tariff negotiations
  24/10/1994  Spec(94)43  Information on Main Service Sectors of Mongolia
  31/10/1994  Spec(94)47 (+ revision)  Revised Draft Schedule of the Republic of Mongolia concerning initial commitments on trade in services
  02/11/1994  Spec(94)48  Draft schedule of agricultural commitments (Schedule CXXXIV - Mongolia)
  10/01/1996  WT/ACC/MNG/2  Communication from Mongolia:
   – Information on Technical Barriers to Trade
   – Information on Implementation and Administration of the Customs Valuation Agreement
   – Information on State-owned Enterpreises
19/01/1996  WT/ACC/MNG/4
  •  Summary of Legislation concerning Company Law and Intellectual Property Rights in Mongolia
20/02/1996  WT/ACC/MNG/7
  •  Mongolia's assurance to conclude WTO accession processes
22/04/1996  WT/SPEC/30  List of Items Subject to Licensing
22/04/1996  WT/SPEC/31  List of Items Subject to Quality Certificates
07/05/1996  WT/SPEC/34  Draft Notification on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
15/05/1996  WT/SPEC/36  Draft Notification on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
15/05/1996  WT/SPEC/37  Draft Notification on Rules for Determining the Customs Value of Imported Goods
15/05/1996  WT/SPEC/38  Draft Notification on Technical Barriers to Trade
11/05/2001  WT/ACC/MNG/12
  •  Information regarding the Privatization Program of Mongolia During 1997-2000
III. Bilateral Market Access Negotiations 
Goods Offer(s)  See the consultation document section for related negotiating inputs circulated as part of Mongolia's GATT and WTO accession processes
Services Offer(s)  See the consultation document section for related negotiating inputs circulated as part of Mongolia's GATT and WTO accession processes.
Register of Bilateral Market Access Agreements 
Draft Goods Schedule 
Draft Services Schedule  22/01/1996  WT/ACC/MNG/5 
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 18/07/1996  WT/ACC/MNG/10 
Protocol of Accession  18/07/1996  WT/ACC/MNG/11 
Report of the Working Party 27/06/1996  WT/ACC/MNG/9  (+  corrigendum)
Goods Schedule (Schedule of Concessions and Commitments Annexed to the GATT 1994)  27/06/1996  WT/ACC/MNG/9/Add.1 (+  corrigendum)
Services Schedule (Schedule of Specific Commitments Annexed to the GATS)  27/06/1996  WT/ACC/MNG/9/Add.2
VI. Accessions Commitments Database (ACDB) 
Specific Accession Commitments   http://acdb.wto.org/ click on “Report by Member”, select “Mongolia” 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 30/12/1996  WT/LET/130
VIII. Date of Membership
  29/01/1997 131st Member
IX. Since 1995, this is the…
3rd 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.