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Committee on Import Licensing - Tenth biennial review of the implementation and operation of the Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures
日期:2014/11/04
作者:Committee on Import Licensing
文件編號:G/LIC/25
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tenTH BIENNIAL REVIEW OF THE IMPLEMENTATION AND OPERATION
OF THE AGREEMENT ON IMPORT LICENSING PROCEDURES[1]

 

 

Article 7.1 of the Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures provides that "the Committee shall review as necessary, but at least once every two years, the implementation and operation of this Agreement, taking into account the objectives thereof, and the rights and obligations contained therein".

 

The main objectives of the Agreement are those listed in the preamble of the Agreement.

 

The information contained in this document covers the period from 30 October 2012 to 10 October 2014.

 


Table of contents

 

 

1   COMMITTEE ON IMPORT LICENSING.. 3

1.1   Officers, Members and Observers. 3

1.1.1   Officers: 3

1.1.2   Members (160): 3

1.1.3   Observers. 4

1.2   Summary of the main developments in the work of the committee during the period covered  4

1.2.1   Review of notifications. 4

1.2.2   Discussion and exchanges on specific trade concerns. 7

1.2.3   Consultations on how to improve the notification under Article 7.3 of the Agreement 7

2   Statistics of notifications. 8

2.1   Notifications of publications and/or legislations (articles 1.4(a) and/or 8.2(b)) 8

2.2   Notifications of import licensing procedures (Articles 5) 8

2.3   Members' replies to annual questionnaire (Article 7.3) 9

3   consultation and dispute settlement. 9

4   annual reports (2013 and 2014) to the council for trade in goods. 9

5   Tenth biennial review on the implementation and operation of the agreement  9

ANNEX I   10

ANNEX II   14

ANNEX III 16

ANNEX IV  17

ANNEX  V  20

 


 

1  COMMITTEE ON IMPORT LICENSING

1.1  Officers, Members and Observers

1.1.1  Officers:

2013:

Chairperson:          Mr. Xiankun Lu (China)

Vice-Chairperson:            Mr. Filipe Ramalheira  (Portugal)

 

2014:

Chairperson:          Mr. Tsotetsi Makong (Lesotho)

Vice-Chairperson:            Mr. Juha Niemi (Finland)

 

1.1.2  Members (160)[2]:

Albania

Angola

Antigua & Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Austria

Bahrain,

     Kingdom of

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bolivia, plurinational State of

Botswana

Brazil

Brunei Darussalam

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Cabo Verde

Central African Rep.

Chad

Chile

China

Colombia

Congo

Costa Rica

Côte d'Ivoire

Croatia

Cuba

Czech Rep.

Cyprus

Dem. Rep. of Congo

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Rep.

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Estonia

European Union (formerly European Communities)

Fiji

Finland

France

Gabon

Gambia, The

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Grenada

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong, China

Hungary

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

Kenya

Korea, Rep. of

Kuwait, the State of

Kyrgyz Republic

Latvia

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Lesotho

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macao, China

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Malta

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mexico

Moldova, Rep. of

Mongolia

Montenegro

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nepal

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Norway

Oman

Pakistan

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Qatar

Romania

Russian Federation

Rwanda

St. Kitts & Nevis

St. Lucia

St. Vincent & Grenadines

Samoa

Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Slovak Republic

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

South Africa

Spain

Sri Lanka

Suriname

Swaziland

Sweden

Switzerland

Chinese Taipei

Tanzania

Tajikistan

Thailand

The Fmr. Yug. Rep. of Macedonia

Togo

Tonga

Trinidad & Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States of America

Uruguay

Vanuatu

Venezuela, Bolivarian Rep. of

Viet Nam

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

 

 

 


1.1.3  Observers

Observer Governments (24)[3]

 

Afghanistan

Algeria

Andorra

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Belarus

Bhutan

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Comoros

Equatorial Guinea

Ethiopia

Holy See (Vatican)

Iran

Iraq

Kazakhstan

Lebanese Republic

Liberia, Republic of

Libya

Sao Tomé and Principe

Serbia

Seychelles

Sudan

Syrian Arab Republic

Uzbekistan

 

Observer Organizations

 

IMF, UNCTAD and the World Bank.

 

1.2  Summary of the main developments in the work of the Committee during the period covered

During the reporting period, the Committee held its thirty-seventh, thirty-eighth, thirty-ninth and fortieth meetings, on 22 April and 4 October 2013, and 15 April and 20 October 2014. The minutes of these meetings are contained in documents G/LIC/M/37-40, respectively.

 

During the period covered, the Committee: (i) received 44 notifications of legislation and/or publications submitted by 27 Members, 34 notifications relating to the institution of new import licensing procedures or changes in these procedures submitted by 15 Members; and 96 Replies to the Questionnaire on Import Licensing Procedures submitted by 61 Members. The list of notifications submitted by Members during the reporting period is contained in Annex I; (ii) discussed specific trade concerns raised by Members through written questions and replies; (iii) discussed the matter of compliance with notification obligations and how the issue of transparency could be improved; (iv) adopted its annual reports for 2013 and 2014 to the Council for Trade in Goods in accordance with Article 7.4 of the Agreement (G/L/1048 and [G/L/…]); (v) carried out the Tenth Biennial Review of the Implementation and Operation of the Agreement under Article 7.1 on the basis of a report prepared by the Secretariat (G/LIC/W/44).

 

1.2.1  Review of notifications

Reviewing Members' notifications under various provisions of the Agreement has been one of the key elements of the Committee's work. In terms of number of notifications received, Members' compliance with notification obligations remains stable when compared with the last review period (30.10.2010–29.10.2012). See Chart 1.

 


Chart 1.  A Comparison of the number of notifications received in the two review periods: 2010–2012 and 2012–2014

 

 

 

* 30th October 2010 – 29th October 2012.

** 30th October 2012 – 20th October 2014.

 

During this review period, three newly acceded members (Lao PDR, Tajikistan and Samoa) have submitted their first notifications[4] under this Agreement. However, improving the overall level of compliance with notification obligation is a key issue that has to be addressed in the Committee.  It is worth noting that there remain 16 Members who have not submitted any notification under the Agreement since joining the WTO (See Table 1). As emphasized by the Chairperson repeatedly at each formal meeting, Members that have not yet submitted the required notifications are urged to do so without delay. Members who have technical problems in preparing the notifications are requested to seek assistance from the Secretariat in order for them to comply with the requirements.

 


Table 1: Members which have never notified under this Agreement (up to 20 October 2014)

 

No.

Member

Date of WTO membership

1

Belize

1 January 1995

2

Botswana

31 May 1995

3

Congo

27 March 1997

4

Djibouti

31 May 1995

5

Egypt

30 June 1995

6

Guinea

25 October 1995

7

Guinea-Bissau

31 May 1995

8

Mauritania

31 May 1995

9

Montenegro

29 April 2012

10

Mozambique

26 August 1995

11

Myanmar

1 January 1995

12

Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

1 January 1995

13

Sierra Leone

23 July 1995

14

Solomon Islands

26 July 1996

15

Tanzania

1 January 1995

16

Vanuatu

24 August 2012

 

In addition to the above-mentioned Members, there are 12 Members who have not yet submitted a notification under Article 1.4(a) and or 8.2(b) concerning Members' laws and regulations, as well as the sources of information (See Table 2). However, the Secretariat would like to point out that almost all these Members have at some point submitted responses to the Questionnaire under Article 7.3, which partially covers the information required under Article 1.4(a)/8.2(b). This establishes a good basis for them to complete N/1 notifications in the near future. This is the case for Rwanda, for instance, which does not apply any import licensing procedure and has no laws or regulations relevant to this Agreement, as indicated in its notification (G/LIC/N/3/RWA/2). To fulfil its notification obligation under Article 1.4(a) and/or 8.2(b), Rwanda simply needs to notify the fact again under the N/1 notification. The Secretariat stands ready to provide technical assistance to these Members.

 

Table 2: Members which have not yet submitted N/1 notifications (up to 20 October 2014)

 

No.

Members

Latest Notifications submitted under other provisions of the Agreement

1

Brunei Darussalam

G/LIC/N/3/BRN/1(10.04.97)

2

Cambodia

G/LIC/N/3/KHM/3 (24.05.13)

3

Cabo Verde

G/LIC/N/3/CPV/3 (04.04.13)

4

Central African Republic

G/LIC/N/3/CAF/1 (16.12.10)

5

The Gambia

G/LIC/N/3/GMB/3 (15.12.10)

6

Maldives

G/LIC/N/3/MDV/1 (15.04.02)

7

Nepal

G/LIC/N/3/NPL/1 (03.10.12)

8

Papua New Guinea

G/LIC/N/2/PNG/1 (17.02.98)

9

Rwanda

G/LIC/N/3/RWA/2 (18.10.11)

10

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

G/LIC/N/3/SAU/2 (29.09.11)

11

South Africa

G/LIC/N/3/ZAF/5 (01.10.12)

12.

Tajikistan

G/LIC/N/3/TJK/1(03.10.14)

 

Regarding the notification under Article 7.3, and as the Chairperson noted at the 15 April 2014 Committee meeting, the overall compliance of this notification obligation has not been encouraging. In addition to the 16 Members listed in Table 1, the following 9 Members have not yet submitted any notification under Article 7.3: Angola, Benin, El Salvador, Gabon, Niger, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and Swaziland.

 

The first problem that needs to be addressed is the low level of compliance. Although the Agreement requires all Members to provide replies to the Questionnaire on an annual basis, the total number of responses notified each year is much less than the membership of the WTO. In 2013, 48 N/3 notifications from 43 Members were received and reviewed by the Committee. In 2014, 45 N/3 notifications from 39 Members were reviewed.

 

The second issue is that the deadline of 30 September each year has not been fully respected. In 2013, only 30 Members notified before the deadline, and in 2014, 33 Members did so. The late arrival of the notifications leads to a further delay in the review exercise in the Committee, i.e. N/3 notifications submitted after the issuance of the October meeting airgram will have to be reviewed at the April Committee meeting of the following year.

 

The third challenge the Secretariat has encountered is the lack of clarity on the YEAR to which the N/3 notifications referred. Some Members have indicated the "year" of each N/3 notification at the beginning of the document. However, other Members have not done so. The situation is further complicated in cases where one Member which had not regularly notified under Article 7.3 chooses to submit two N/3 notifications in the same year (one at the beginning of the year, and one by the end of the year).

 

Of course, there are other technical issues to be addressed in this regard and the Secretariat is ready to work with Members to identify problems and explore possible solutions.

 

1.2.2  Discussion and exchanges on specific trade concerns

One of the main objectives of the Committee is to afford Members the opportunity to consult on any matters relating to the operation of this Agreement and to bring transparency to the administrative procedures and practices used in international trade.

 

Following the Rules of Procedures of this Agreement[5], a total of 32 documents containing written questions over import licensing systems maintained by other Members, and 21 documents containing replies, were circulated in document G/LIC/Q/- series during the review period. These questions were addressed to the following 17 Members: Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Viet Nam. The exchanges among Members based on written questions and replies have provided additional clarity regarding import licensing practices/legislations of the Members. (A list of written questions and replies submitted by Members during the review period is contained in Annex V).

 

1.2.3  Consultations on how to improve notifications under Article 7.3 of the Agreement

During the past two years, the Chairman of the Committee held several informal consultations focusing on the proposed new template for notification under Article 7.3 of the Agreement. The consultations showed that, even though there was general support from the membership to improve the compliance level of notifications under this Article, Members' views differed regarding how to achieve this objective and, in particular, whether the existing Questionnaire should be revised. Some Members believed that a revised template with a more standardized format and some new language would help Members when preparing their notifications and thereby improve compliance. However, other Members were concerned that the proposed new template may lead to oversimplification of the information provided, thus jeopardizing the quality of notifications. The consultations were suspended due to the Bali Ministerial meeting. Since then, despite some informal signals of continued interest, neither the Chairman nor the Secretariat has received any new proposal from any Member on this subject. In his report to the Committee on 15 April 2014, the Chairman concluded that it seemed difficult to move the discussion forward without concrete inputs from the Members[6]. No informal consultations have been held on this issue since then.

 

2  Statistics of notifications

2.1  Notifications of publications and/or legislations (Articles 1.4(a) and/or 8.2(b))

Article 1.4(a) requires Members to notify to the Committee the sources in which the information concerning import licensing procedures are published, and to make copies of these publications available to the Secretariat. Paragraph 2(b) of Article 8 provides that "each Member shall inform the Committee of any changes in its laws and regulations relevant to this Agreement and in the administration of such laws and regulations".

 

The Committee agreed that, in cases where the publications or legislation were not in a WTO official language, Members shall provide, together with such publications or legislation, a summary of the notification in one of the WTO languages. Other Members may ask for a full translation if they so wish, or seek any additional information on a bilateral basis. Any issues that cannot be solved on a bilateral basis may be brought to the attention of the Committee. It was also agreed that the first notification under Article 8.2(b) shall contain the full text of relevant laws and regulations in effect on the entry into force of the WTO Agreement for the Member concerned (G/LIC/M/2 and G/LIC/3).

 

With regard to the form of notification, pursuant to the informal discussions on transparency issues held by the Committee since 2009, the Chairman indicated at the Committee's formal meeting on 11 April 2011 that the notification form, as contained in document G/LIC/22, would be used by Members, on a voluntary basis, to fulfil notification obligations under Article 1.4(a) and/or Article 8.2(b).

 

During the period covered, the Committee reviewed 44 notifications of legislation and/or publications pursuant to Articles 1.4(a) and/or 8.2(b) of the Agreement from 27 Members[7], which have been circulated in G/LIC/N/1- series. (See Annex II).

 

2.2  Notifications of import licensing procedures (Article 5)

Article 5.1 of the Agreement requires Members which institute licensing procedures or changes in these procedures to notify the Committee of such within 60 days of publication. Pursuant to Article 5.2, the notifications shall include: the list of products subject to licensing procedures; contact point for information on eligibility; administrative body(ies) for submission of applications; date and name of publication where licensing procedures are published; indication of whether the licensing procedure is automatic or non‑automatic according to definitions contained in Articles 2 and 3; in the case of automatic licensing procedures, their administrative purpose; in the case of non‑automatic licensing procedures, indication of the measure being implemented through the licensing procedure; and expected duration of the licensing procedure if this can be estimated with some probability, and if not, reason why this information cannot be provided. Article 5.4 requires Members to notify the Committee of the publications in which the information required in Article 1.4 will be published.

 

In addition, pursuant to Article 5.5, any interested Member which considers that another Member has not notified the institution of a licensing procedure or changes therein in accordance with the provisions of Articles 5.1-5.3 may bring the matter to the attention of such other Member. If notification is not made promptly thereafter, such Member may itself notify the licensing procedure or changes therein, including all relevant and available information.

 

Regarding the form of notification, pursuant to the informal discussions on transparency issues held by the Committee) since 2009, the Chair indicated at the Committee's formal meeting on 11 April 2011 that the notification forms, as contained in document G/LIC/22, would be used by Members, on a voluntary basis, to fulfil notification obligations under Article 5.1-5.4. Since them, a growing number of Members have chosen to use this form to notify.

 

During the period covered, the Committee considered 34 notifications submitted by 15 Members[8] on the institution of import licensing procedures or changes in these procedures pursuant to paragraphs 1-4 of Article 5 which have been circulated in the G/LIC/N/2/- series (See Annex III). So far, there has been no notification submitted under Article 5.5.

 

2.3  Members' replies to annual questionnaire (Article 7.3)

Pursuant to Article 7.3 of the Agreement, Members undertake to complete the Annual Questionnaire on Import Licensing Procedures[9] promptly and in full. At its meeting in October 1995, the Committee established a deadline of 30 September each year to submit these notifications (see documents G/LIC/M/2 and G/LIC/3).

 

During the review period, the Committee considered 96 notifications submitted by 61 Members[10] concerning the replies to the Questionnaire pursuant to Article 7.3 of the Agreement and, circulated in the G/LIC/N/3/- series (see Annex IV). It is worth noting that Lao, PDR and Tajikistan, two newly acceded Members, submitted their first notifications under Article 7.3 in 2013.

 

3  consultation and dispute settlement

During the reporting period, Panels DS438, DS444, and DS445 were established on "Argentina ‑Measures Affecting the Importation of Goods", where Articles 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 1.7; 2.2; 3.2; 3.3; 3.4; 3.5; 5.1; 5.2; 5.3 and 5.4 of the Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures had been cited. At its meeting on 28 January 2013, the DSB established a single panel pursuant to Article 9.1 of the DSU to examine the above‑mentioned disputes. On 22 August 2014, the panel report was circulated to Members. This case is now in the process of appeal.

 

In documents G/LIC/D 44-48, the United States and New Zealand respectively, made requests for consultation on " Indonesia – Importation of Horticultural products, animal and animal products", where Articles 1.2, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 5.1, and 5.2 of the Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures had been cited. No panel has been established yet.

 

4  annual reports (2013 and 2014) to the council for trade in goods

In accordance with Article 7.4 of the Agreement, the Committee adopted, on the basis of the documents prepared by the Secretariat (G/LIC/W/42 and G/LIC/W/43), its annual reports to the Council for Trade in Goods. The reports for 2013 and 2014 as revised and adopted were circulated as documents G/L/1048 and G/L/1078, respectively.

 

5  Tenth biennial review on the implementation and operation of the agreement

Article 7.1 of the Agreement establishes that "the Committee shall review as necessary, but at least once every two years, the implementation and operation of this Agreement, taking into account the objectives thereof, and the rights and obligations contained therein."

 

Since the last Biennial Review, the Committee Chairs have called on Members to engage more actively in the discussion so as to make the Biennial Review more dynamic. At the 14 April 2014 Committee meeting, the Chairman (2013) stressed that proposals with specific ideas from the Membership were indispensable.[11] However, no proposal on this issue has been received from the membership up to 10 October 2014.

 

At its formal meeting of 20 October 2014, the Committee conducted the 10th Biennial Review on the implementation and operation of the Agreement, based on a background document prepared by the Secretariat[12].

 


ANNEX I

Notifications received from Member during the period 2013-2014
(from 30.10.2012 to 10.10.2014)

 

MEMBER

ARTICLE 1.4 (a) /8.2 (b)

ARTICLE 5

ARTICLE 7.3

ALBANIA

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/ALB/6

G/LIC/N/3/ALB/7

ANGOLA

 

 

 

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

 

 

 

ARGENTINA

 

G/LIC/N/2/ARG/26

G/LIC/N/3/ARG/10

G/LIC/N/3/ARG/11

ARMENIA

 

 

 

AUSTRALIA

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/AUS/6

BAHRAIN, KINGDOM OF

 

 

 

BANGLADESH

 

 

 

BARBADOS

 

 

 

BELIZE

 

 

 

BENIN

 

 

 

BOLIVIA, PLURINATIONAL STATE OF

 

 

 

BOTSWANA

 

 

 

BRAZIL

 

 

 

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

 

 

 

BURKINA FASO

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/BFA/5

G/LIC/N/3/BFA/6

BURUNDI

 

 

 

CAMBODIA

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/KHM/3

CAMEROON

G/LIC/N/1/CMR/2

 

G/LIC/N/3/CMR/4

CANADA

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/CAN/11

G/LIC/N/3/CAN/12

CABO VERDE

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/CPV/3

CENTRAL AFRICAN REP.

 

 

 

CHAD

 

G/LIC/N/2/TCD/1

G/LIC/N/3/TCD/3

CHILE

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/CHL/7

CHINA

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/CHN/10

G/LIC/N/3/CHN/11

G/LIC/N/3/CHN/12

COLOMBIA

G/LIC/N/1/COL/3

G/LIC/N/2/COL/2

G/LIC/N/3/COL/10

CONGO

 

 

 

CONGO, DEM. REP.

 

 

 

COSTA RICA

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/CRI/9

G/LIC/N/3/CRI/10

G/LIC/N/3/CRI/11

CÔTE D'IVOIRE

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/CIV/3

CROATIA

 

 

 

CUBA

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/CUB/4

G/LIC/N/3/CUB/5

G/LIC/N/3/CUB/6

DOMINICA

 

 

 

DOMINICAN REP.

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/DOM/7

ECUADOR

G/LIC/N/1/ECU/4

G/LIC/N/1/ECU/5

 

 

EGYPT

 

 

 

EL SALVADOR

 

 

 

EU

G/LIC/N/1/EU/3

G/LIC/N/1/EU/4

G/LIC/N/1/EU/5

G/LIC/N/2/EU/3

G/LIC/N/2/EU/4

G/LIC/N/2/EU/5

G/LIC/N/3/EU/2

G/LIC/N/3/EU/2/Add.1

REP. OF FIJI ISLANDS

 

 

 

GABON

G/LIC/N/1/GAB/3

 

 

GAMBIA, THE

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/GMB/4

GEORGIA

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/GEO/5

GHANA

 

 

 

GRENADA

 

 

 

GUATEMALA

 

 

 

GUINEA BISSAU

 

 

 

GUINEA, REP. OF

 

 

 

GUYANA

 

 

 

HAITI

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/HTI/6

G/LIC/N/3/HTI/7

HONDURAS

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/HND/8

G/LIC/N/3/HND/9

HONG KONG, CHINA

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/HKG/17 G/LIC/N/3/HKG/18

ICELAND

 

 

 

INDIA

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/IND/13

G/LIC/N/3/IND/13/Rev.1

G/LIC/N/3/IND/14

INDONESIA

 

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/13

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/14

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/15

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/16

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/17

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/18

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/19

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/20

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/21

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/22

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/23

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/24

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/25

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/26

G/LIC/N/3/IDN/5

G/LIC/N/3/IDN/6

G/LIC/N/3/IDN/7

ISRAEL

G/LIC/N/1/ISR/3

G/LIC/N/2/ISR/3

G/LIC/N/3/ISR/3

JAMAICA

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/JAM/4

JAPAN

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/JPN/12

G/LIC/N/3/JPN/13

JORDAN

 

 

 

KENYA

 

 

 

KOREA, REP. OF

 

 

 

KUWAIT, THE STATE OF

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/KWT/3

G/LIC/N/3/KWT/4

KYRGYZ REP.

G/LIC/N/1/KGZ/2

 

 

LAO, PDR

G/LIC/N/1/LAO/1

G/LIC/N/2/LAO/1

G/LIC/N/3/LAO/1

LESOTHO

 

 

 

LIECHTENSTEIN

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/LIE/6

G/LIC/N/3/LIE/7

MACAO, CHINA

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/MAC/16

G/LIC/N/3/MAC/17

MADAGASCAR

G/LIC/N/1/MDG/3

 

 

MALAWI

 

 

 

MALAYSIA

G/LIC/N/1/MYS/2

G/LIC/N/2/MYS/6

G/LIC/N/3/MYS/8

G/LIC/N/3/MYS/9

MALDIVES

 

 

 

MALI

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/MLI/4

G/LIC/N/3/MLI/5

G/LIC/N/3/MLI/6

MAURITANIA

 

 

 

MAURITIUS

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/MUS/2

 

MEXICO

G/LIC/N/1/MEX/4

G/LIC/N/1/MEX/5

G/LIC/N/2/MEX/2

G/LIC/N/2/MEX/3

G/LIC/N/3/MEX/4

 

MOLDOVA, REP. OF

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/MDA/2

 

MONGOLIA

 

 

 

MONTENEGRO

 

 

 

MOROCCO

G/LIC/N/1/MAR/5

G/LIC/N/1/MAR/6

G/LIC/N/1/MAR/7

G/LIC/N/1/MAR/8

 

 

MOZAMBIQUE

 

 

 

MYANMAR

 

 

 

NAMIBIA

 

 

 

NEPAL

 

 

 

NEW ZEALAND

 

G/LIC/N/2/NZL/1

G/LIC/N/3/NZL/3

G/LIC/N/3/NZL/4

NICARAGUA

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/NIC/5

G/LIC/N/3/NIC/6

NIGER

 

 

 

NIGERIA

 

 

 

NORWAY

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/NOR/8

OMAN

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/OMN/7

PAKISTAN

 

 

 

PANAMA

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/PAN/4

G/LIC/N/3/PAN/5

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

 

 

 

PARAGUAY

G/LIC/N/1/PRY/3

G/LIC/N/1/PRY/4

G/LIC/N/1/PRY/5

G/LIC/N/2/PRY/2

G/LIC/N/2/PRY/3

G/LIC/N/3/PRY/2

G/LIC/N/3/PRY/3

PERU

G/LIC/N/1/PER/3

G/LIC/N/1/PER/4

 

G/LIC/N/3/PER/9

G/LIC/N/3/PER/10

PHILIPPINES

G/LIC/N/1/PHL/2

G/LIC/N/1/PHL/3

 

G/LIC/N/3/PHL/9

G/LIC/N/3/PHL/10

QATAR

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/QAT/10

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/2

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/3

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/4

G/LIC/N/2/RUS/1

G/LIC/N/3/RUS/1

RWANDA

 

 

 

SINGAPORE

 

 

G/LIC/N/SGP/9

ST. KITTS & NEVIS

 

 

 

ST. LUCIA

G/LIC/N/1/LCA/4

 

G/LIC/N/3/LCA/6

ST. VINCENT & GRENADINES

 

 

 

SAMOA

G/LIC/N/1/WSM/1

 

 

SAUDI ARABIA, KINGDOM OF

 

G/LIC/N/2/SAU/1

 

SENEGAL

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/SEN/5

SIERRA LEONE

 

 

 

SOLOMON ISLANDS

 

 

 

SOUTH AFRICA

 

 

 

SRI LANKA

G/LIC/N/1/LKA/2

 

G/LIC/N/3/LKA/2

SURINAME

 

 

 

SWAZILAND

 

 

 

SWITZERLAND

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/CHE/9

G/LIC/N/3/CHE/10

TADJIKISTAN

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/TJK/1

TAIPEI, CHINESE

G/LIC/N/1/TPKM/8

G/LIC/N/1/TPKM/9

 

G/LIC/N/3/TPKM/4

G/LIC/N/3/TPKM/5

TANZANIA

 

 

 

THAILAND

 

G/LIC/N/2/THA/4

G/LIC/N/3/THA/6

THE FMR YUG. REP. OF MACEDONIA

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/MKD/4

TOGO

G/LIC/N/1/TGO/3

 

 

TONGA

 

 

 

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

G/LIC/N/1/TTO/3

 

G/LIC/N/3/TTO/11

TUNISIA

 

 

 

TURKEY

G/LIC/N/1/TUR/11

 

G/LIC/N/3/TUR/13

UGANDA

 

 

 

UKRAINE

G/LIC/N/1/UKR/2

G/LIC/N/1/UKR/3

G/LIC/N/1/UKR/3/Rev.1

G/LIC/N/1/UKR/4

G/LIC/N/1/UKR/5

G/LIC/N/2/UKR/3

G/LIC/N/2/UKR/4

G/LIC/N/2/UKR/5

G/LIC/N/3/UKR/6

G/LIC/N/3/UKR/7

 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

 

 

 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/USA/10

G/LIC/N/3/USA/11

URUGUAY

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/URY/7

VANUATU

 

 

 

VENEZUELA, BOLIVARIAN REP. OF

 

 

 

VIET NAM

G/LIC/N/1/VNM/2

 

G/LIC/N/3/VNM/2

ZAMBIA

 

 

 

ZIMBABWE

 

 

 

TOTAL

44

34

96

 


ANNEX II

Notifications received under article 1.4(a) and/or 8.2(b) during the review period
(30.10.2012 - 10.10.2014)

 

MEMBER

DOCUMENT

DATE OF ISSUANCE OF THE DOCUMENT

CAMEROON

G/LIC/N/1/CMR/2

29-Nov-2013

COLOMBIA

G/LIC/N/1/COL/3

04-Oct-2013

ECUADOR

G/LIC/N/1/ECU/4

G/LIC/N/1/ECU/5

03-Oct-2013

20-Jun-2014

EUROPEAN UNION

G/LIC/N/1/EU/3

G/LIC/N/1/EU/4

G/LIC/N/1/EU/5

13-Aug-2013

14-Aug-2013

13-Aug-2013

GABON

G/LIC/N/1/GAB/3

04-Jun-2013

ISRAEL

G/LIC/N/1/ISR/3

08-Oct-2013

KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

G/LIC/N/1/KGZ/2

26-Sep-2014

LAO, PDR

G/LIC/N/1/LAO/1

03-Feb-2014

MADAGASCAR

G/LIC/N/1/MDG/3

23-Sep-2014

MALAYSIA

G/LIC/N/1/MYS/2

11-Apr-2013

MEXICO

G/LIC/N/1/MEX/4

G/LIC/N/1/MEX/5

15-Apr-2014

15-Apr-2014

MOLDOVA, REPUBLIC OF

G/LIC/N/1/MDA/2

23-Sep-2013

MOROCCO

G/LIC/N/1/MAR/5

G/LIC/N/1/MAR/6

G/LIC/N/1/MAR/7

G/LIC/N/1/MAR/8

09-Nov-2012

09-Nov-2012

20-Jun-2014

20-Jun-2014

PARAGUAY

G/LIC/N/1/PRY/3

G/LIC/N/1/PRY/4

G/LIC/N/1/PRY/5

18-Feb-2014

18-Feb-2014

18-Feb-2014

PERU

G/LIC/N/1/PER/3

G/LIC/N/1/PER/4

14-Aug-2013

11-Jun-2014

PHILIPPINES

G/LIC/N/1/PHL/2

G/LIC/N/1/PHL/3

14-Aug-2013

05-Feb-2014

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/2

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/3

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/4

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/4/Corr.1

06-May-2014

11-Jun-2014

23-Jul-2014

31-Jul-2014

SAINT LUCIA

G/LIC/N/1/LCA/4

G/LIC/N/1/LCA/4/Corr.1

17-Sep-2013

19-Sep-2013

SAMOA

G/LIC/N/1/WSM/1

30-Sep-2014

SEPARATE CUSTOMS TERRITORY OF TAIWAN, PENGHU, KINMEN AND MATSU

G/LIC/N/1/TPKM/8

G/LIC/N/1/TPKM/9

16-Aug-2013

01-Aug-2014

SRI LANKA

G/LIC/N/1/LKA/2

19-Feb-2014

TOGO

G/LIC/N/1/TGO/3

20-Sep-2013

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

G/LIC/N/1/TTO/3

G/LIC/N/1/TTO/3/Corr.1

20-Jan-2014

24-Jan-2014

TURKEY

G/LIC/N/1/TUR/11

29-Sep-2014

UKRAINE

G/LIC/N/1/UKR/2

G/LIC/N/1/UKR/3

G/LIC/N/1/UKR/3/Rev.1

G/LIC/N/1/UKR/4

G/LIC/N/1/UKR/5

29-Apr-2013

24-May-2013

14-Aug-2013

10-Dec-2013

10-Dec-2013

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

G/LIC/N/1/USA/6/Add.1/Corr.1

G/LIC/N/1/USA/6/Add.2

G/LIC/N/1/USA/6/Add.2/Corr.1

20-Aug-2013

15-Mar-2013

21-Mar-2013

VIET NAM

G/LIC/N/1/VNM/2

29-Jan-2013

27 Members

44 Notifications

 

 


ANNEX III

Notifications received under article 5 during the review period
(30.10.2012 - 10.10.2014)

 

MEMBER

DOCUMENT

DATE OF ISSUANCE OF THE DOCUMENT

ARGENTINA

G/LIC/N/2/ARG/26

31-Jan-2013

CHAD

G/LIC/N/2/TCD/1

03-Oct-2013

COLOMBIA

G/LIC/N/2/COL/2

15-Mar-2013

EUROPEAN UNION

G/LIC/N/2/EU/3

G/LIC/N/2/EU/4

G/LIC/N/2/EU/5

14-Aug-2013

13-Aug-2013

14-Aug-2013

INDONESIA

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/13

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/14

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/15

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/16

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/17

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/18

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/19

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/20

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/21

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/21/Corr.1

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/22

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/23

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/24

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/25

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/26

08-Feb-2013

26-Jun-2013

02-Oct-2013

02-Oct-2013

02-Oct-2013

02-Oct-2013

04-Feb-2014

05-Feb-2014

05-Feb-2014

20-Feb-2014

05-Feb-2014

01-Aug-2014

24-Sep-2014

26-Sep-2014

26-Sep-2014

ISRAEL

G/LIC/N/2/ISR/3

21-Oct-2013

LAO PDR

G/LIC/N/2/LAO/1

03-Feb-2014

MALAYSIA

G/LIC/N/2/MYS/6

23-Jan-2014

MEXICO

G/LIC/N/2/MEX/2

G/LIC/N/2/MEX/3

15-Apr-2014

15-Apr-2014

NEW ZEALAND

G/LIC/N/2/NZL/1

20-Sep-2013

PARAGUAY

G/LIC/N/2/PRY/2

G/LIC/N/2/PRY/3

G/LIC/N/2/PRY/3/Corr.1

29-Nov-2013

18-Feb-2014

12-Mar-2014

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

G/LIC/N/2/RUS/1

04-Aug-2014

SAUDI ARABIA, KINGDOM OF

G/LIC/N/2/SAU/1

G/LIC/N/2/SAU/1/Corr.1

10-Mar-2014

14-Mar-2014

THAILAND

G/LIC/N/2/THA/4

19-Mar-2013

UKRAINE

G/LIC/N/2/UKR/3

G/LIC/N/2/UKR/3/Corr.1

G/LIC/N/2/UKR/4

G/LIC/N/2/UKR/4/Rev.1

G/LIC/N/2/UKR/5

18-Apr-2013

26-Apr-2013

24-May-2013

13-Aug-2013

10-Dec-2013

15 Members

34 Notifications

 

 


ANNEX IV

Notifications received under Article 7.3 during the review period
(30.10.2012 - 10.10.2014)

 

MEMBER

DOCUMENT

DATE OF ISSUANCE OF THE DOCUMENT

ALBANIA

G/LIC/N/3/ALB/6

G/LIC/N/3/ALB/7

05-Nov-2012

14-Apr-2014

ARGENTINA

G/LIC/N/3/ARG/10

G/LIC/N/3/ARG/11

29-Jan-2013

24-Sep-2013

AUSTRALIA

G/LIC/N/3/AUS/6

18-Dec-2013

BURKINA FASO

G/LIC/N/3/BFA/5

G/LIC/N/3/BFA/6

18-Mar-2013

28-Jul-2014

CAMBODIA

G/LIC/N/3/KHM/3

24-May-2013

CAMEROON

G/LIC/N/3/CMR/4

29-Nov-2013

CANADA

G/LIC/N/3/CAN/11

G/LIC/N/3/CAN/11/Corr.1

G/LIC/N/3/CAN/12

02-Nov-2012

18-Mar-2013

04-Apr-2014

CABO VERDE

G/LIC/N/3/CPV/3

04-Apr-2013

CHAD

G/LIC/N/3/TCD/3

03-Oct-2013

CHILE

G/LIC/N/3/CHL/7

18-Mar-2013

CHINA

G/LIC/N/3/CHN/10

G/LIC/N/3/CHN/10/Corr.1

G/LIC/N/3/CHN/11

G/LIC/N/3/CHN/12

28-Feb-2014

11-Apr-2014

28-Feb-2014

28-Feb-2014

COLOMBIA

G/LIC/N/3/COL/10

01-Oct-2013

COSTA RICA

G/LIC/N/3/CRI/9

G/LIC/N/3/CRI/10

G/LIC/N/3/CRI/11

01-Nov-2012

08-Oct-2013

03-Oct-2014

COTE D'IVOIRE

G/LIC/N/3/CIV/3

20-Nov-2013

CUBA

G/LIC/N/3/CUB/4

G/LIC/N/3/CUB/5

G/LIC/N/3/CUB/6

01-Feb-2013

30-Sep-2013

26-Sep-2014

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

G/LIC/N/3/DOM/7

15-Aug-2013

EUROPEAN UNION

G/LIC/N/3/EU/2

G/LIC/N/3/EU/2/Add.1

09-Dec-2013

09-Dec-2013

THE GAMBIA

G/LIC/N/3/GMB/4

20-Jan-2014

GEORGIA

G/LIC/N/3/GEO/5

09-Dec-2013

HAITI

G/LIC/N/3/HTI/6

G/LIC/N/3/HTI/7

23-Sep-2013

23-Sep-2014

HONDURAS

G/LIC/N/3/HND/8

G/LIC/N/3/HND/9

10-Dec-2013

12-Aug-2014

HONG KONG, CHINA

G/LIC/N/3/HKG/17

G/LIC/N/3/HKG/18

30-Sep-2013

25-Sep-2014

INDIA

G/LIC/N/3/IND/13

G/LIC/N/3/IND/13/Rev.1

G/LIC/N/3/IND/14

16-Sep-2013

24-Sep-2013

03-Oct-2014

INDONESIA

G/LIC/N/3/IDN/5

G/LIC/N/3/IDN/6

G/LIC/N/3/IDN/7

26-Sep-2014

26-Sep-2014

26-Sep-2014

ISRAEL

G/LIC/N/3/ISR/3

09-Oct-2013

JAMAICA

G/LIC/N/3/JAM/4

 

 

07-Oct-2014

 

JAPAN

G/LIC/N/3/JPN/12

G/LIC/N/3/JPN/13

30-Sep-2013

03-Oct-2014

KUWAIT, STATE OF

G/LIC/N/3/KWT/3

G/LIC/N/3/KWT/3/Corr.1

G/LIC/N/3/KWT/4

21-Mar-2013

12-Apr-2013

14-Feb-2014

LAO, PDR

G/LIC/N/3/LAO/1

11-Mar-2014

LIECHTENSTEIN

G/LIC/N/3/LIE/6

G/LIC/N/3/LIE/7

16-Jul-2013

30-Sep-2013

MACAO, CHINA

G/LIC/N/3/MAC/15/Corr.1

G/LIC/N/3/MAC/16

G/LIC/N/3/MAC/16/Corr.1

G/LIC/N/3/MAC/17

21-Dec-2012

22-Oct-2013

20-Nov-2013

24-Sep-2014

MALAYSIA

G/LIC/N/3/MYS/8

G/LIC/N/3/MYS/9

G/LIC/N/3/MYS/9/Corr.1

G/LIC/N/3/MYS/9/Corr.2

24-Jan-2014

24-Jan-2014

10-Mar-2014

22-Jul-2014

MALI

G/LIC/N/3/MLI/4

G/LIC/N/3/MLI/5

G/LIC/N/3/MLI/6

13-Aug-2013

10-Apr-2014

23-Sep-2014

MAURITIUS

G/LIC/N/3/MUS/4

26-Sep-2014

MEXICO

G/LIC/N/3/MEX/4

10-Oct-2013

MOLDOVA, REPUBLIC OF

G/LIC/N/3/MDA/2

23-Sep-2013

NEW ZEALAND

G/LIC/N/3/NZL/3

G/LIC/N/3/NZL/4

30-Sep-2013

07-Oct-2014

NICARAGUA

G/LIC/N/3/NIC/4/Corr.1

G/LIC/N/3/NIC/5

G/LIC/N/3/NIC/6

02-Nov-2012

13-Aug-2013

30-Sep-2014

NORWAY

G/LIC/N/3/NOR/8

16-Jul-2013

OMAN

G/LIC/N/3/OMN/7

26-May-2014

PANAMA

G/LIC/N/3/PAN/4

G/LIC/N/3/PAN/5

30-Sep-2013

09-Sep-2014

PARAGUAY

G/LIC/N/3/PRY/2

G/LIC/N/3/PRY/3

29-Nov-2013

15-Apr-2014

PERU

G/LIC/N/3/PER/9

G/LIC/N/3/PER/10

14-Aug-2013

11-Jun-2014

PHILIPPINES

G/LIC/N/3/PHL/9

G/LIC/N/3/PHL/10

08-Feb-2013

06-Feb-2014

QATAR

G/LIC/N/3/QAT/10

03-Apr-2014

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

G/LIC/N/3/RUS/1

06-May-2014

SAINT LUCIA

G/LIC/N/3/LCA/6

17-Sep-2013

SENEGAL

G/LIC/N/3/SEN/5

23-Sep-2013

SEPARATE CUSTOMS TERRITORY OF TAIWAN, PENGHU, KINMEN AND MATSU

G/LIC/N/3/TPKM/4

G/LIC/N/3/TPKM/5

16-Aug-2013

01-Aug-2014

SINGAPORE

G/LIC/N/3/SGP/9

17-Sep-2013

SRI LANKA

G/LIC/N/3/LKA/2

19-Feb-2014

SWITZERLAND

G/LIC/N/3/CHE/9

G/LIC/N/3/CHE/10

20-Sep-2013

10-Oct-2014

TAJIKISTAN

G/LIC/N/3/TJK/1

06-Oct-2014

THAILAND

G/LIC/N/3/THA/6

12-Sep-2013

THE FORMER YUG. REP. OF MACEDONIA

 

G/LIC/N/3/MKD/4

23-May-2014

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

G/LIC/N/3/TTO/11

G/LIC/N/3/TTO/11/Corr.1

20-Jan-2014

24-Jan-2014

TURKEY

G/LIC/N/3/TUR/13

03-Feb-2014

UKRAINE

G/LIC/N/3/UKR/6

G/LIC/N/3/UKR/7

07-Oct-2013

28-Aug-2014

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

G/LIC/N/3/USA/10

G/LIC/N/3/USA/11

24-Sep-2013

30-Sep-2014

URUGUAY

G/LIC/N/3/URY/7

30-Sep-2013

VIET NAM

G/LIC/N/3/VNM/2

26-Sep-2014

61 Members

96 Notifications

 

 


ANNEX  V

Written questions and replies submitted by Members during the review period (30.10. 2012- 10.10. 2014)

 

MEMBER CONCERNED

QUESTIONS POSED BY MEMBER

REPLIES BY MEMBERS

 

ARGENTINA

G/LIC/Q/ARG/14

(10.12.2013)

Questions from the European Union regarding Argentina's annual notification G/LIC/N/3/ARG/11

G/LIC/Q/ARG/15

(06.05.2014)

Replies from Argentina to the European Union on its questions regarding Argentina's annual notification

AUSTRALIA

G/LIC/Q/AUS/1

(31.10.2012 )

G/LIC/Q/AUS/1/Corr.1 (01.11.2012 )

Questions from the European Union to Australia regarding animal and animal products, and motor vehicles

G/LIC/Q/AUS/2

(21.03.2013)

 

Responses to the questions from the European Union to Australia regarding animal and animal products, and motor vehicles.

BANGLADESH

G/LIC/Q/BGD/3

(04.06.2013)

Questions from the United States to Bangladesh

G/LIC/Q/BGD/4

(30.09.2013)

Replies by Bangladesh to questions from the United States (G/LIC/Q/BGD/1)

G/LIC/Q/BGD/5

(21.02.2014)

Questions from the United States to Bangladesh regarding the government import licensing procedures

 

 

BRAZIL

G/LIC/Q/BRA/16

(17.04.2012)

 

Questions to Brazil from Switzerland on its RADAR import authorization system

G/LIC/Q/BRA/17

(24.05.2013)

Relies from Brazil to Switzerland on  its RADAR system

G/LIC/Q/BRA/18

(16.05.2014)

Questions to Brazil from the European Union on the importation of industrial nitrocellulose

 

 

CAMBODIA

G/LIC/Q/KHM/1

(12.09.2013)

Questions from the European Union  to Cambodia regarding its notification under Article 7.3 on  import licensing procedures on live animal, animal products and agricultural materials

 

 

COLOMBIA

G/LIC/Q/COL/2

(10.03.2014)

Questions from the United States to Colombia

G/LIC/Q/COL/3

(06.05.2014)

Relies of Colombia to questions from the United States

ECUADOR

G/LIC/Q/ECU/3

(09.08.2013 )

Questions from the United States

G/LIC/Q/ECU/4

(29.11.2013)

Replies to Questions from the United States concerning resolutions 102 of the Foreign Trade Council (COMEX) and 299-A of the Ministry of Agriculture, livestock, aquaculture and fisheries (MAGAP)

G/LIC/Q/ECU/5

(28.01.2014)

Additional questions from the  United States and Canada to Ecuador concerning resolutions 102 of the Foreign Trade Council (COMEX) and 299-A of the Ministry of Agriculture, livestock, aquaculture and fisheries (MAGAP)

G/LIC/Q/ECU/6

(20.05.2014)

Replies from Ecuador to the questions from  the United States concerning resolutions 102 of the Foreign Trade Council (COMEX) and 299-A of the Ministry of Agriculture, livestock, aquaculture and fisheries (MAGAP)

G/LIC/Q/ECU/7

(07.10.2014)