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This page gathers key information on Tajikistan's negotiations to join the WTO.  Tajikistan became the 159th WTO member on 2 March 2013.

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Tajikistan's Timeline

I. Overview
Application received 29/05/2001  WT/ACC/TJK/1
Accession Working Party established 18/07/2001  WT/GC/M/66
Terms of reference & accession Working Party membership  26/07/2001  WT/ACC/TJK/2  + ( revisions)
Chairperson of the Accession Working Party    
2nd 10-2003 - 10-1012 H.E. Mr. Clyde Kull (Estonia)
1st 04/2002 - 10/2003 H.E. Mr. Tomasz Jodko (Poland)
Formal Meetings of the Working Party Date of the meeting 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 18/03/2004
2nd 26/04/2005
3rd 06/10/2006
4th 24/09/2009
5th 24/11/2010 News item
6th 05/07/2011 News item
7th 08/03/2012
8th 17/07/2012
9th 09/10/2012  WT/ACC/TJK/29  +  WT/ACC/TJK/29/Add.1
9th (re-convened) 26/10/2012 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)  21/02/2003  WT/ACC/TJK/3
Initial cycle(s) of Questions and Replies, following the circulation of the MFTR 09/09/2003  WT/ACC/TJK/5
27/01/2004  WT/ACC/TJK/6
02/03/2005  WT/ACC/TJK/11
16/03/2005  WT/ACC/TJK/12
29/03/2006  WT/ACC/TJK/13
29/03/2006  WT/ACC/TJK/14
Factual Summary of Points Raised  13/04/2005  
~revised 09/05/2006  
Additional Questions & Replies 07/08/2008  WT/ACC/TJK/15
27/10/2008  WT/ACC/TJK/16
04/06/2010  WT/ACC/TJK/17
19/04/2011  WT/ACC/TJK/21
01/11/2011  WT/ACC/TJK/23
20/06/2012  WT/ACC/TJK/24
Elements of a Draft Report of the Working Party  29/05/2009  WT/ACC/SPEC/TJK/4  (+  revision)
Draft Report of the Working Party  01/06/2011  WT/ACC/SPEC/TJK/5  (+  revisions & corrigendum)
Agriculture (WT/ACC/22/Add.1), including Questions and Replies  27/02/2004  WT/ACC/SPEC/TJK/3  (+  revisions & addendum & corrigendum)
SPS Checklist (WT/ACC/22/Add.2 27/02/2004  WT/ACC/TJK/9
TBT Checklist (WT/ACC/22/Add.2 27/02/2004  WT/ACC/TJK/8
TRIPS Questionnaire (WT/ACC/22/Add.2 27/02/2004  WT/ACC/TJK/10  (+  revision)
Import Licensing Procedures Questionnaire (WT/ACC/22 + revisions 04/06/2010  WT/ACC/TJK/19  (+  revision)
Customs Valuation Checklist (WT/ACC/22 + revisions 04/06/2010  WT/ACC/TJK/20
State-Trading Questionnaire (WT/ACC/22 + revisions
Draft Subsidies Notification (WT/ACC/22/Add.2 04/07/2012  WT/ACC/TJK/25
Comprehensive Legislative Action Plan (LAP)  27/02/2004  WT/ACC/TJK/7  (+  revisions)
Rule-specific Action Plans 
Legislation and implementing regulations    Click for details Legislation notice Notified legislation
27/06/2003  WT/ACC/TJK/4
24/12/2003  WT/ACC/TJK/3/Add.1
27/01/2004  WT/ACC/TJK/6/Add.1
02/03/2005  WT/ACC/TJK/11/Add.1
29/03/2006  WT/ACC/TJK/13/Add.1
21/04/2006  WT/ACC/TJK/13/Add.2
19/06/2006  WT/ACC/TJK/13/Add.3
29/03/2006  WT/ACC/TJK/14/Add.1
07/08/2008  WT/ACC/TJK/15/Add.1
24/10/2008  WT/ACC/TJK/15/Add.2
18/09/2009  WT/ACC/TJK/15/Add.3
04/06/2010  WT/ACC/TJK/17/Add.1
19/04/2011  WT/ACC/TJK/21/Add.1
05/09/2011  WT/ACC/TJK/22
01/01/2011  WT/ACC/TJK/23/Add.1
19/06/2012  WT/ACC/TJK/24/Add.1
11/07/2012  WT/ACC/TJK/24/Add.2
08/08/2012  WT/ACC/TJK/26
10/08/2012  WT/ACC/TJK/27
04/09/2012  WT/ACC/TJK/28
Consultation documents    Click for details Consultation notice Notified consultation document
21/04/2006  WT/ACC/TJK/13/Add.2

 Information on production and consumption of tobacco and alcohol during 2002-2005

04/06/2010  WT/ACC/TJK/18  Action Plan on the Reformof the System of Technical Regulatio of the Republic of Tajikistan
III. Bilateral Market Access Negotiations 
Goods Offer(s)  27/02/2004  WT/ACC/SPEC/TJK/1  (+  revisions)
Services Offer(s)  27/02/2004  WT/ACC/SPEC/TJK/2  (+  revisions & corrigendum)
Register of Bilateral Market Access Agreements 
Draft Goods Schedule  20/08/2012  WT/ACC/SPEC/TJK/7 (File 1); (File 2)  (+  revisions)
Draft Services Schedule  20/08/2012  WT/ACC/SPEC/TJK/6  (+  revisions & 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 11/12/2012  WT/L/872  News item 1News item 2
Protocol of Accession  11/12/2012  WT/L/872
Report of the Working Party 06/11/2012  WT/ACC/TJK/30
Goods Schedule (Schedule of Concessions and Commitments Annexed to the GATT 1994)  06/11/2012  WT/ACC/TJK/30/Add.1
Services Schedule (Schedule of Specific Commitments Annexed to the GATS)  06/11/2012  WT/ACC/TJK/30/Add.2
VI. Accessions Commitments Database (ACDB) 
Specific Accession Commitments click on “Report by Member”, select “Tajikistan” 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 31/01/2013  WT/LET/878  News item
VIII. Date of Membership
  02/03/2013 159th Member
IX. Since 1995, this is the…
31st economy that joined the WTO pursuant to Article XII of the Marrakesh Agreement.

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.