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Committee of Participants on the Expansion of Trade in Information Technology Products - Status of implementation - Note by the Secretariat - Revision
日期:2014/10/20
作者:WTO Secretariat
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STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION

Note by the Secretariat[1]

Revision

1.   As of 20 October 2014, the ITA has 52 Participants (covering 80 Members and States or separate customs territories in the process of acceding to the WTO) representing approximately 96% of world trade in information technology products.

ITA PARTICIPANTS

Afghanistan

Malaysia

Albania

Mauritius

Australia

Moldova, Republic of

Bahrain, Kingdom of

Montenegro

Canada

Morocco

China

New Zealand

Colombia

Nicaragua

Costa Rica

Norway

Dominican Republic

Oman

Egypt

Panama

El Salvador

Peru

European Union[2]

Philippines

Georgia

Qatar

Guatemala

Russian Federation

Honduras

Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of

Hong Kong, China

Seychelles

Iceland

Singapore

India

Switzerland[3]

Indonesia

Chinese Taipei

Israel

Tajikistan

Japan

Thailand

Jordan

Turkey

Korea, Republic of

Ukraine

Kuwait, the State of

United Arab Emirates

Kyrgyz Republic

United States

Macao, China

Viet Nam

 

2.   If the Participant was a WTO Member at the time of its participation in the ITA, it was required to follow the procedures for the formal rectification and modification of schedules (Decision of 26 March 1980 on Procedures for Modification and Rectification of Schedules of Tariff Concessions, BISD 27S/25) pursuant to paragraph 2 of the Annex to the Ministerial Declaration. Thus, documents from the following 37 participants have been received and circulated pursuant to these procedures:

Australia

Macao, China

Bahrain, Kingdom of

Malaysia

Canada

Mauritius

Colombia

Montenegro

Costa Rica

New Zealand

Dominican Republic

Nicaragua

Egypt

Norway

El Salvador

Panama

European Union

Peru

Guatemala

Philippines

Honduras

Qatar

Hong Kong, China

Singapore

Iceland

Switzerland

India

Chinese Taipei

Indonesia

Thailand

Israel

Turkey

Japan

United Arab Emirates

Korea, Republic of

United States

Kuwait, the State of

 

 

3.   As of the above, El Salvador has indicated that implementation would begin after the completion of domestic legal procedural requirements.[4] Morocco has not yet submitted the formal documentation.

4.   Afghanistan[5]; Albania; China; Croatia; Georgia; Jordan; Kyrgyz Republic; Moldova, Republic of; Oman; Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of; the Seychelles[6]; Tajikistan; Ukraine; and Viet Nam incorporated their commitments in their schedules annexed to their Protocols of Accession, and therefore it was not necessary to follow the procedures for rectification and modification of tariff schedules.

5.   Letters of acceptance, in accordance with the provision of paragraph 10 of the Annex to the Declaration, have been received from all Participants except five.

6.   Documentation for the following Participants, noted as being submitted under paragraph 2 above, has been formally certified by the Director‑General:

Australia

Macao, China

Bahrain, Kingdom of

Malaysia

Canada

Mauritius

Colombia

Montenegro

Costa Rica

New Zealand

Dominican Republic

Nicaragua

Egypt

Norway

European Union

Panama

Guatemala

Peru

Honduras

Philippines

Hong Kong, China

Qatar

Iceland

Singapore

India

Switzerland

Indonesia

Chinese Taipei

Israel

Thailand

Japan

Turkey

Korea, Republic of

United Arab Emirates

Kuwait, the State of

United States

 

 

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[1] This document has been prepared under the Secretariat's own responsibility and without prejudice to the positions of Members and to their rights and obligations under the WTO.

[2] The schedule of the European Union comprises the commitments of the 28 member States.

[3] On behalf of the customs union of Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

[4] Awaiting domestic approval (G/MA/TAR/RS/45 and G/MA/TAR/RS/45/Add.1, and G/MA/TAR/RS/45/Add.2).

[5] Afghanistan's ITA commitment will be implemented upon its accession to the WTO.

[6] The Seychelles' ITA commitment will be implemented upon its accession to the WTO.