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Committee of Participants on the Expansion of Trade in Information Technology Products - Status of Implementation - Note by the Secretariat - Revision
作者:WTO Secretariat
World Trade G/IT/1/Rev.2 27 November 1997 Organization (97-5230) Committee of Participants on the Expansion of Trade in Information Technology Products STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION Note by the Secretariat Revision As of 24 November 1997, the ITA had 28 participants (covering 43 Members and States or separate customs territories in the process of acceding to the WTO) representing approximately 93 percent of world trade in information technology products. Out of these 28, the formal rectification and modification documents of the following 23 participants have been received and circulated: Australia Indonesia Poland Canada Israel Singapore Costa Rica Japan Slovak Republic1 Czech Republic1 Korea Switzerland European Communities Macau Thailand1 Hong Kong, China Malaysia1 Turkey Iceland Norway United States India Philippines Of the above, Poland and Turkey have indicated that implementation would begin after the completion of domestic procedural requirements. Of the participants that have not yet submitted their schedules, Estonia and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu are not currently Members of the WTO and are therefore not expected to submit documentation for rectification or modification of schedules. For Romania the first rate reduction is scheduled to take place on 31 December 1997. El Salvador and New Zealand have not yet submitted their formal documentation. 3. Letters of acceptance, in accordance with the provision of paragraph 10 of the Annex to the Declaration on Trade in Information Technology Products, have been received from all participants except one. 4. The following documentation, noted as being submitted under item 1 above, has been formally certified by the Director-General: Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, European Communities, Hong Kong China, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Norway, Singapore, Turkey, United States. By