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Committee on Import Licensing - Eleventh biennial review of the implementation and operation of the Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures
日期:2016/11/08
作者:Committee on Import Licensing
文件編號:G/LIC/26
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elevenTH 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 11 October 2014 to 21 October 2016.

 

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Table of Contents

1   COMMITTEE ON IMPORT LICENSING.. 2

1.1   Officers. 2

1.2   Members (164): 2

1.3   Observers. 3

2   Work of the Committee during the review period (2015‑2016). 3

2.1   Formal Committee meetings. 3

2.1.2   Review of notifications. 3

2.1.3   Discussion of specific trade concerns. 4

2.1.4   Review and adopt of the Committee's Annual Report to the Council for Trade in Goods. 5

2.1.5   Eleventh biennial review on the implementation and operation of the Agreement 6

2.2   Informal Committee meetings. 6

3   consultation and dispute settlement. 8

 


 

1  COMMITTEE ON IMPORT LICENSING

1.1  Officers

2015:

Chairperson: Ms. Carrie I.J. WU (Chinese Taipei)

Vice-Chairperson: Mr. Tapio Pyysalo (Finland)

 

2016:

Chairperson: Mr. Tapio Pyysalo (Finland)

Vice-Chairperson: Mr. Marcial Espinola (Paraguay)

 

1.2  Members (164)[2]:

Afghanistan

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

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Korea, Rep. of

Kuwait, the State of

Kyrgyz Republic

Latvia

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Lesotho

Liberia, Republic of

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

Seychelles

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

 

1.3  Observers

Observer Governments (20)[3]

 

Algeria

Andorra

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Belarus

Bhutan

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Comoros

Equatorial Guinea

Ethiopia

Holy See (Vatican)

Iran

Iraq

Lebanese Republic

Libya

Sao Tomé and Principe

Serbia

Sudan

Syrian Arab Republic

Uzbekistan

 

Observer Organizations

 

IMF, UNCTAD and the World Bank.

 

2  Work of the Committee during the review period (2015‑2016)

2.1  Formal Committee meetings

2.1.  In the two years under review, the Committee held four formal meetings, on 21 April and 20 October 2015, and on 21 April and 3 November 2016. The minutes of these meetings are contained in documents G/LIC/M/41-G/LIC/M/44, respectively.

2.2.  At the formal meetings, the Committee: (i) reviewed Members' notifications under various provisions of the Agreement; (ii) exchanged views on specific trade concerns raised by Members through written questions and replies as well as through oral statements; (iii) reviewed and adopted its annual reports to the Council for Trade in Goods for 2015 and 2016, in accordance with Article 7.4 of the Agreement (G/L/1132 and G/L/1162; (iv) and carried out the 11th 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/47).

2.1.2  Review of notifications

2.3.  Reviewing Members' notifications under various provisions of the Agreement has been one of the main functions of the Committee. During the reporting period, the Committee reviewed 41 notifications submitted by 19 Members under Article 1.4(a) and/or 8.2(b); 34 notifications from 16 Members under Article 5; and 82 Replies to the Annual Questionnaire on Import Licensing Procedures submitted by 51 Members under Article 7.3. The list of notifications submitted by Members during the reporting period is contained in Annexes I to IV.

2.4.  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 not yet notified under this Agreement (up to 21 October 2016)

 

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

Mozambique

26 August 1995

10

Myanmar

1 January 1995

11

Sierra Leone

23 July 1995

12

Solomon Islands

26 July 1996

13

Tanzania

1 January 1995

14

Vanuatu

24 August 2012

15

Yemen

26 June 2014

16

Liberia, Republic of

14 July 2016

 

2.5.  Regarding the notification obligations under Article 7.3, in addition to the 16 Members listed in Table 1, the following 8 Members have not yet submitted their replies to the Annual Questionnaire: Angola, Benin, Gabon, Niger, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and Swaziland.

2.6.  Compared with the last review period (2013‑2014), this review period witnessed some positive developments on notifications. First, it is encouraging to see that four newly acceded members (Montenegro, Afghanistan, Seychelles, and Kazakhstan) have already submitted their first notifications under this Agreement soon after their accessions. Second, El Salvador and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines have submitted their first replies to the Annual Questionnaire. Third, in their replies to the annual questionnaire under Article 7.3, most Members have indicated "the year" for which they were notifying, which has significantly improved the accuracy of statistics regarding notification compliance. Fourth, an increasing number of Members are now actively engaged in the Committee's discussion on how to improve notification procedures.

2.7.  However, it has to be recognized that improving the overall level of notification compliance remains a big challenge for this Committee. For example in 2016, only 20 WTO Members out of a total of 137 (EU counted as one) submitted their annual reply to the questionnaire for Year 2016, while another 9 Members notified for Year 2015. Low notification compliance and delays in notifications have existed for decades under this Agreement, which has already put the credibility and value of the whole notification mechanism into question. For this reason, the Committee has, in the past two years, and under the able leadership of former and current Chairpersons, intensified its work on identifying reasons behind low notification compliance and exploring solutions. Most of the work in this regard had been undertaken in informal meetings, as elaborated in paragraph 2.2.

2.1.3  Discussion of specific trade concerns

2.8.  Another main function of the Committee is to afford Members the opportunity to consult on any matters relating to the operation of this Agreement and to raise specific trade concerns they may have regarding other Members' import licensing regime or administrative practices.

2.9.  Following the Rules of Procedures of this Agreement[4], a total of 10 documents containing written questions on import licensing systems maintained by other Members, and 11 documents containing replies, were circulated in the document G/LIC/Q/- series during the review period. These written questions were addressed to the following Members: Angola, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Republic of Moldova, Morocco, Turkey, and Viet Nam. The exchanges among Members based on written questions and replies have provided additional clarity regarding the 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).

2.10.  In addition, a number of trade issues have also been included in the agenda of meetings during the review period (see Table 2), and Members engaged in substantive exchanges on these issues orally.

Table 2: Trade issues included as separate agenda items at formal meetings

No

Trade Concerns

 

Statement(s) by

 At formal

meeting(s) on

1

Indonesia – Import licensing regime for cellphones, handheld computers and tablets.

United States

21-APR-2015

20-OCT-2015

21-APR-2016

03-NOV-2016

2

India – Import Licensing requirements for boric acid

United States

21-APR-2015

21-OCT-2015

21-APR-2016

03-NOV-2016

3

Bangladesh – Import licensing procedures

United States

21-APR-2015

21-OCT-2015

21-APR-2016

03-NOV-2016

4

Indonesia – Import licensing regulations for the importation of carcasses and processed meat products

Australia

21-APR-2015

5

Indonesia – new regulation on tyre imports

 

European Union

20-OCT-2015

6

India – Import of marble and marble products

 

European Union

20-OCT-2015

7

Brazil – Regulatory requirements for imports of nitrocellulose into Brazil

European Union

20-OCT-2015

21-APR-2016

8

India – Amendments in the import policy conditions applicable to apples

European Union

United States

20-OCT-2015

9

Mexico – Steel import licensing regime

United States

20-OCT-2015

21-APR-2016

03-NOV-2016

10

Viet Nam – Distilled spirits and completeness of notifications

United States

20-OCT-2015

21-APR-2016

03-NOV-2016

11

European Union – Steel import licensing system

 

Russian Federation

03-NOV-2016

 

2.1.4  Review and adopt of the Committee's Annual Report to the Council for Trade in Goods

2.11.  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/45 and G/LIC/W/46), its annual reports to the Council for Trade in Goods. The reports for 2015 and 2016, as revised and adopted, were circulated as documents G/L/1132 and G/L/1162, respectively.

2.1.5  Eleventh biennial review on the implementation and operation of the Agreement

2.12.  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."

2.13.  At its formal meeting of 3 November 2016, the Committee conducted the 11th Biennial Review (2015‑2016) on the implementation and operation of the Agreement, based on a paper prepared by the Secretariat (G/LIC/W/47). The report as revised and adopted was circulated in document G/LIC/26.

2.2  Informal Committee meetings

2.14.  The Committee held two informal meetings in 2015, on 27 March, and 9 July. In 2016, five informal meetings were held, on 16 February, 5 April, 2 June, 17 October, and 3 November respectively. The main purpose of these informal meetings was to improve transparency through reviewing existing notification requirements and procedures under the Agreement, as well as identifying underlying problems and exploring possible solutions to address them. To facilitate the discussion, the Secretariat provided a number of room documents in 2016.[5]

2.15.  At the Committee meeting held on 21 April 2015, outgoing Chairperson (Mr. Juha Niemi of Finland) reported on his informal consultations (held on 27 March) with a number of Members (mostly Least‑Developed Countries) who had not fulfilled their notification obligations under this Agreement. He indicated that capacity constraints had most frequently been cited as the main reason for not complying with notification obligations. These Members requested targeted workshops to be organized by the Secretariat at a national or regional level. As a follow up, on 9 July 2015, the Chairperson (Ms. Carrie I.J.WU of Chinese Taipei) held an informal consultation on the idea of organizing a Geneva‑based import licensing notification workshop for new delegates. At the meeting, some Members expressed interest and support for the idea, while few other delegations indicated the need for concrete proposals from Members. The discussion on the topic was subsequently suspended in the Committee due to a lack of proposals from Members.

2.16.  At the informal meeting held on 16 February 2016, the Secretariat was requested to make a presentation on the background of the notification requirements of the Agreement and the challenges the Secretariat had encountered in processing these documents. In the presentation (circulated in RD/LIC/6), the Secretariat outlined six main issues which could be discussed by the Committee: (1) low compliance of notification obligations; (2) delays in submission of notifications; (3) similar notification requirements under different provisions; (4) confusion caused by different interpretations of certain notification requirements; (5) incomplete submissions; (6) discrepancies between national TPR reports and notifications to this Committee.

2.17.  As a follow up, Members' discussion at the informal meeting held on 5 April 2016 focused on the following questions: (1) how to improve the low compliance rate; (2) if the frequency of N/3 notifications should be adjusted; (3) if the current three types of notifications should be re‑organized in a more systematic and logical way; (4) if the Committee should discuss and provide guidance on some unclear terms; (5) how to ensure that the information Members provided for trade policy reviews was also notified to the Committee in a timely manner? Following an exchange of views, the Chairperson concluded that most Members were of the view that the current notification procedures should be improved and they expressed willingness to continue the discussion. She proposed that a separate item "Improving Transparency in Notification Procedures of the Agreement" be placed on the agenda of future formal meetings so that the discussion could continue at the Committee level. In addition, she asked the Secretariat to prepare a paper on how to address the identified issues for further discussion.

2.18.  At the informal meeting of 2 June 2016, the Secretariat made a presentation and provided additional details on the overlapping notification requirements in relevant provisions of the Agreement and elements that should be notified under the Agreement (circulated in documents RD/LIC/7 and RD/LIC/8). In particular, through the following chart, the Secretariat attempted to provide the membership with inputs for the discussion. Many Members had reiterated the importance of streamlining notifications, of avoiding duplications, of identifying overlapping requirements and the importance of drawing experience from the other Committees on electronic submission and establishment of an import licensing database. A few Members sought further clarification on proper sequence of actions to address the issue under discussion, on the database issue and on different interpretations of certain terms.

 

Low Compliance Rate of Import Licensing Notifications

6. Other factors?

1. Overlapping notification Requirements

2. Duplicative notification templates;

4. Members'

capacity constraints

5. Internal coordination among government agencies

Review by the Committee

- identify duplicative provisional requirements

- clarify elements to be notified

- clarify "unclear" issues

- identify problems with existing templates

- review annual questionnaire

- others?

 

 

 

3. Unclear issues/definitions

Targeted Technical Assistance

 

- Workshop for newcomers in Geneva

-  Regional/National Workshop

-  New Module on IL Notifications

Good Practices and Experience Sharing

 

- Workshop

Online Notification and integration of IL information into I-TIP

v  Members' proposals

v  Secretariat's contribution

v  Experience of other Committees (SPS, TBT etc.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2.19.  At the informal meeting of 17 October 2016, and as requested by the Chair, the Secretariat introduced some ideas on how to address the overlapping problems with regard to N/1 and N/2 notifications (circulated in document RD/LIC/9). Divergent views were expressed by Members at the meeting and technical discussions are still ongoing.


3  consultation and dispute settlement

3.1.  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. The Appellate Body Report was circulated on 15th January 2015.

3.2.  In documents G/LIC/D 44-48, the United States and New Zealand respectively, made requests for consultations 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. At its meeting on 20 May 2015, the DSB established a single panel pursuant to Article 9.1 of the DSU to examine disputes DS478 and DS477. On 28 September 2015, both New Zealand and the United States requested the Director‑General to compose the panel. On 8 October 2015, the Director‑General composed the panel.

3.3.  On 16 October 2014, Brazil (document G/LIC/D/49) made a request for consultations on "Indonesia – measures concerning the importation of chicken meat and chicken products", where Articles 1.3, 3.2 and 3.3 of the Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures had been cited. The Panel (DS484) was composed by the Director‑General on 3 March 2016.

3.4.  On 4 April 2016, Brazil (document G/LIC/D/50) made a request for consultations on "Indonesia – Measures concerning the importation of bovine meat", where a number of Indonesia's import licensing requirements were highlighted. The case (DS506) is at the stage of consultation.

3.5.  On 3 October 2016, Turkey (document G/LIC/D/51) made a request for consultations on "Morocco – Antidumping measures on certain hot-rolled steel from Turkey", where Articles 3.2 and 3.3 of the Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures had been cited. The case (DS513) is at the stage of consultation.


ANNEX I

Notifications received from Member during the period 2015-2016
(from 11.10.2014 to 21.10.2016)

MEMBER

ARTICLE 1.4 (a)/8.2 (b)

ARTICLE 5

ARTICLE 7.3

AFGHANISTAN

G/LIC/N/1/AFG/1

 

 

ALBANIA

 

 

 

ANGOLA

 

 

 

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

 

 

 

ARGENTINA

 

G/LIC/N/2/ARG/27

G/LIC/N/2/ARG/27/Add.1

G/LIC/N/2/ARG/27/Add.2

G/LIC/N/2/ARG/27/Add.3

 

ARMENIA

 

 

 

AUSTRALIA

G/LIC/N/1/AUS/2

G/LIC/N/2/AUS/2

G/LIC/N/3/AUS/7

G/LIC/N/3/AUS/8

BAHRAIN, KINGDOM OF

 

 

 

BANGLADESH

 

 

 

BARBADOS

 

 

 

BELIZE

 

 

 

BENIN

 

 

 

BOLIVIA, PLURINATIONAL STATE OF

G/LIC/N/1/BOL/2

G/LIC/N/1/BOL/3

G/LIC/N/1/BOL/4

G/LIC/N/2/BOL/1

G/LIC/N/2/BOL/2

 

BOTSWANA

 

 

 

BRAZIL

G/LIC/N/1/BRA/6

G/LIC/N/1/BRA/7

G/LIC/N/2/BRA/6

G/LIC/N/2/BRA/7

G/LIC/N/3/BRA/10

G/LIC/N/3/BRA/11

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

 

 

 

BURKINA FASO

 

 

 

BURUNDI

 

 

 

CAMBODIA

 

 

 

CAMEROON

G/LIC/N/1/CMR/3

 

G/LIC/N/3/CMR/5
G/LIC/N/3/CMR/6

CANADA

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/CAN/13

G/LIC/N/3/CAN/14

G/LIC/N/3/CAN/15

CABO VERDE

 

 

 

CENTRAL AFRICAN REP.

 

 

 

CHAD

 

 

 

CHILE

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/CHL/8

CHINA

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/CHN/13

COLOMBIA

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/COL/11

CONGO

 

 

 

CONGO, DEM. REP.

 

 

 

COSTA RICA

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/CRI/12

CÔTE D'IVOIRE

 

 

 

CROATIA

 

 

 

CUBA

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/CUB/7

G/LIC/N/3/CUB/8

DOMINICA

 

 

 

DOMINICAN REP.

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/DOM/8

ECUADOR

G/LIC/N/1/ECU/6

 

 

EGYPT

 

 

 

EL SALVADOR

 

G/LIC/N/2/SLV/1

G/LIC/N/3/SLV/1

EUROPEAN UNION

G/LIC/N/1/EU/6

G/LIC/N/1/EU/7

G/LIC/N/1/EU/8

G/LIC/N/1/EU/9

G/LIC/N/2/EU/6

G/LIC/N/2/EU/7

G/LIC/N/2/EU/8

G/LIC/N/2/EU/9

G/LIC/N/3/EU/3

G/LIC/N/3/EU/4

G/LIC/N/3/EU/5

REP. OF FIJI ISLANDS

 

 

 

GABON

 

 

 

GAMBIA, THE

 

 

 

GEORGIA

 

 

 

GHANA

 

 

 

GRENADA

 

 

 

GUATEMALA

 

 

 

GUINEA BISSAU

 

 

 

GUINEA, REP. OF

 

 

 

GUYANA

 

 

 

HAITI

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/HTI/8

HONDURAS

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/HND/10

HONG KONG, CHINA

G/LIC/N/1/HKG/6

G/LIC/N/2/HKG/5

G/LIC/N/2/HKG/6

G/LIC/N/2/HKG/7

G/LIC/N/3/HKG/19

G/LIC/N/3/HKG/20

ICELAND

 

 

 

INDIA

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/IND/15

G/LIC/N/3/IND/16

INDONESIA

 

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/27

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/28

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/29

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/30

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/31

G/LIC/N/3/IDN/8

G/LIC/N/3/IDN/9

G/LIC/N/3/IDN/10

ISRAEL

 

 

 

JAMAICA

 

G/LIC/N/2/JAM/3

G/LIC/N/3/JAM/5

JAPAN

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/JPN/14

G/LIC/N/3/JPN/15

JORDAN

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/JOR/2

G/LIC/N/3/JOR/3

KAZAKSTAN

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/KAZ/1

KENYA

 

 

 

KOREA, REP. OF

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/KOR/11

KUWAIT, THE STATE OF

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/KWT/5

G/LIC/N/3/KWT/6

KYRGYZ REP.

 

 

 

LAO, PDR

 

 

 

LESOTHO

 

 

 

LIECHTENSTEIN

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/LIE/8

G/LIC/N/3/LIE/9

MACAO, CHINA

G/LIC/N/1/MAC/5

G/LIC/N/1/MAC/6

 

G/LIC/N/3/MAC/18

G/LIC/N/3/MAC/19

 

MADAGASCAR

 

 

 

MALAWI

 

G/LIC/N/2/MWI/3

G/LIC/N/3/MWI/4

MALAYSIA

 

G/LIC/N/2/MYS/7

G/LIC/N/3/MYS/10

G/LIC/N/3/MYS/11

MALDIVES

 

 

 

MALI

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/MLI/7

MAURITANIA

 

 

 

MAURITIUS

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/MUS/5

G/LIC/N/3/MUS/6

MEXICO

G/LIC/N/1/MEX/6

G/LIC/N/1/MEX/7

G/LIC/N/2/MEX/4

G/LIC/N/2/MEX/5

G/LIC/N/2/MEX/6

G/LIC/N/3/MEX/5

MOLDOVA, REP. OF

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/MDA/3

 

MONGOLIA

 

 

 

MONTENEGRO

G/LIC/N/1/MNE/1

 

G/LIC/N/3/MNE/1

MOROCCO

 

 

 

MOZAMBIQUE

 

 

 

MYANMAR

 

 

 

NAMIBIA

 

 

 

NEPAL

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/NPL/2

NEW ZEALAND

 

 

 

NICARAGUA

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/NIC/7

NIGER

 

 

 

NIGERIA

 

 

 

NORWAY

 

 

 

OMAN

 

 

 

PAKISTAN

 

 

 

PANAMA

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/PAN/6

G/LIC/N/3/PAN/7

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

 

 

 

PARAGUAY

G/LIC/N/1/PRY/6

G/LIC/N/1/PRY/7

G/LIC/N/2/PRY/4

G/LIC/N/2/PRY/5

G/LIC/N/2/PRY/6

G/LIC/N/3/PRY/4

PERU

G/LIC/N/1/PER/5

 

G/LIC/N/3/PER/11

PHILIPPINES

G/LIC/N/1/PHL/4

G/LIC/N/1/PHL/5

 

G/LIC/N/3/PHL/11

G/LIC/N/3/PHL/12

QATAR

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/QAT/11

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/5

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/6

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/7

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/8

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/9

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/10

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/11

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/12

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/13

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/14

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/15

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/16

G/LIC/N/2/RUS/2

G/LIC/N/3/RUS/2

G/LIC/N/3/RUS/2/Rev.1 G/LIC/N/3/RUS/3

 

RWANDA

 

 

 

ST. KITTS & NEVIS

 

 

 

ST. LUCIA

 

 

 

ST. VINCENT & GRENADINES

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/VCT/1

 

SAMOA

 

 

 

SAUDI ARABIA, KINGDOM OF

 

 

 

SEYCHELLES

G/LIC/N/1/SYC/1

 

G/LIC/N/3/SYC/1

G/LIC/N/3/SYC/2

SENEGAL

 

 

 

SIERRA LEONE

 

 

 

SINGAPORE

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/SGP/10

G/LIC/N/3/SGP/11

SOLOMON ISLANDS

 

 

 

SOUTH AFRICA

 

 

 

SRI LANKA

 

G/LIC/N/2/LKA/1

 

SURINAME

 

 

 

SWAZILAND

 

 

 

SWITZERLAND

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/CHE/11

G/LIC/N/3/CHE/12

SEPARATE CUSTOMS TERRITORY OF TAIWAN, PENGHU, KINMEN AND MATSU

G/LIC/N/1/TPKM/10

G/LIC/N/1/TPKM/11

 

G/LIC/N/3/TPKM/6

G/LIC/N/3/TPKM/7

TAJIKISTAN

G/LIC/N/1/TJK/1

 

 

TANZANIA

 

 

 

THAILAND

G/LIC/N/1/THA/2

 

 

THE FMR YUG. REP. OF MACEDONIA

 

 

 

TOGO

 

 

 

TONGA

 

 

 

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/TTO/12

TUNISIA

 

 

 

TURKEY

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/TUR/14

G/LIC/N/3/TUR/15

UGANDA

 

 

 

UKRAINE

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/UKR/8

G/LIC/N/3/UKR/9

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

 

 

 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/USA/12

URUGUAY

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/URY/8

G/LIC/N/3/URY/9

VANUATU

 

 

 

VENEZUELA, BOLIVARIAN REP. OF

 

 

 

VIET NAM

 

G/LIC/N/2/VNM/2

 

ZAMBIA

 

 

 

ZIMBABWE

 

 

G/LIC/N/3/ZWE/4

G/LIC/N/3/ZWE/4/Rev.1

TOTAL

41

34

82

 

 

 


ANNEX II

Notifications received under article 1.4(a) and/or 8.2(b) during the review period
(11.10.2014 - 21.10.2016)

MEMBER

DOCUMENT

DATE OF ISSUANCE OF THE DOCUMENT

AFGHANISTAN

G/LIC/N/1/AFG/1

10-Aug-2016

AUSTRALIA

G/LIC/N/1/AUS/2

12-Jan-2015

BOLIVIA, PLURINATIONAL STATE OF

G/LIC/N/1/BOL/2

G/LIC/N/1/BOL/3

G/LIC/N/1/BOL/4

09-Mar-2016

23-Sep-2016

27-Sep-2016

BRAZIL

G/LIC/N/1/BRA/6

G/LIC/N/1/BRA/7

22-Oct-2014

31-Aug-2016

CAMEROON

G/LIC/N/1/CMR/3

03-Mar-2015

ECUADOR

G/LIC/N/1/ECU/6

23-Sep-2016

EUROPEAN UNION

G/LIC/N/1/EU/6

G/LIC/N/1/EU/7

G/LIC/N/1/EU/8

G/LIC/N/1/EU/9

18-Sep-2015

18-Sep-2015

31-May-2016

20-Oct-2016

HONG KONG, CHINA

G/LIC/N/1/HKG/6

06-Jan-2015

MACAO, CHINA

G/LIC/N/1/MAC/5

G/LIC/N/1/MAC/6

08-Sep-2015

24-Jun-2016

MEXICO

G/LIC/N/1/MEX/6

G/LIC/N/1/MEX/7

10-Mar-2015

10-Mar-2015

MONTENEGRO

G/LIC/N/1/MNE/1

14-Apr-2015

PARAGUAY

G/LIC/N/1/PRY/6

G/LIC/N/1/PRY/7

06-Jul-2015

10-Aug-2016

PERU

G/LIC/N/1/PER/5

13-Jul-2015

PHILIPPINES

G/LIC/N/1/PHL/4

G/LIC/N/1/PHL/5

07-Sep-2015

17-Oct-2016

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/5

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/6

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/7

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/8

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/9

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/10

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/11

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/12

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/13

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/14

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/15

G/LIC/N/1/RUS/16

26-Jan-2015

01-Jun-2015

24-Nov-2015

24-Nov-2015

24-Nov-2015

24-Nov-2015

04-Dec-2015

04-Oct-2016

04-Oct-2016

04-Oct-2016

04-Oct-2016

04-Oct-2016

SEPARATE CUSTOMS TERRITORY OF TAIWAN, PENGHU, KINMEN AND MATSU

G/LIC/N/1/TPKM/10

G/LIC/N/1/TPKM/11

08-Sep-2015

22-Aug-2016

 

SEYCHELLES

G/LIC/N/1/SYC/1

22-Aug-2016

TAJIKISTAN

G/LIC/N/1/TJK/1

23-Nov-2015

THAILAND

G/LIC/N/1/THA/2

21-Oct-2016

19 Members

41 Notifications

 

 


ANNEX III

Notifications received under article 5 during the review period
(11.10.2014 - 21.10.2016)

MEMBER

DOCUMENT

DATE OF ISSUANCE OF THE DOCUMENT

ARGENTINA

G/LIC/N/2/ARG/27

G/LIC/N/2/ARG/27/Add.1

G/LIC/N/2/ARG/27/Add.2

G/LIC/N/2/ARG/27/Add.3

10-Mar-2016

12-May-2016

08-Aug-2016

23-Sep-2016

AUSTRALIA

G/LIC/N/2/AUS/2

12-Jan-2015

BOLIVIA, PLURINIATIONAL STATE OF

G/LIC/N/2/BOL/1

G/LIC/N/2/BOL/2

28-Jun-2016

21-Sep-2016

BRAZIL

G/LIC/N/2/BRA/6

G/LIC/N/2/BRA/7

22-Oct-2014

31-Aug-2016

EL SALVADOR

G/LIC/N/2/SLV/1

27-Apr-2016

EUROPEAN UNION

G/LIC/N/2/EU/6

G/LIC/N/2/EU/7

G/LIC/N/2/EU/8

G/LIC/N/2/EU/9

18-Sep-2015

18-Sep-2015

31-May-2016

20-Oct-2016

HONG KONG, CHINA

G/LIC/N/2/HKG/5

G/LIC/N/2/HKG/6

G/LIC/N/2/HKG/7

27-Jan-2015

06-Feb-2015

08-Aug-2016

INDONESIA

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/27

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/28

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/29

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/30

G/LIC/N/2/IDN/31

08-Oct-2015

08-Oct-2015

02-Nov-2015

10-Mar-2016

10-Mar-2016

JAMAICA

G/LIC/N/2/JAM/3

01-Apr-2016

MALAWI

G/LIC/N/2/MWI/3

07-Sep-2015

MALAYSIA

G/LIC/N/2/MYS/7

23-Sep-2016

MEXICO

G/LIC/N/2/MEX/4

G/LIC/N/2/MEX/5

G/LIC/N/2/MEX/6

23-Oct-2014

11-Mar-2015

11-Mar-2015

PARAGUAY

G/LIC/N/2/PRY/4

G/LIC/N/2/PRY/5

G/LIC/N/2/PRY/6

20-Jan-2015

06-Jul-2015

10-Aug-2016

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

G/LIC/N/2/RUS/2

04-Dec-2015

SRI LANKA

G/LIC/N/2/LKA/1

12-Jan-2015

VIET NAM

G/LIC/N/2/VNM/2

14-Apr-2015

16 Members

34 Notifications

 

 


ANNEX IV

Notifications received under Article 7.3 during the review period
(11.10.2014 - 21.10.2016)

MEMBER

DOCUMENT

DATE OF ISSUANCE OF THE DOCUMENT

AUSTRALIA

G/LIC/N/3/AUS/7

G/LIC/N/3/AUS/8

12-Feb-2015

01-Mar-2016

BRAZIL

G/LIC/N/3/BRA/10

G/LIC/N/3/BRA/11

22-Oct-2014

31-Aug-2016

CAMEROON

G/LIC/N/3/CMR/5

G/LIC/N/3/CMR/6

24-Sep-2015

31-May-2016

CANADA

G/LIC/N/3/CAN/13

G/LIC/N/3/CAN/14

G/LIC/N/3/CAN/15

05-Feb-2015

25-Feb-2016

06-Oct-2016

CHILE

G/LIC/N/3/CHL/8

03-Mar-2015

CHINA

G/LIC/N/3/CHN/13

22-Jan-2015

COLOMBIA

G/LIC/N/3/COL/11

21-Mar-2016

COSTA RICA

G/LIC/N/3/CRI/12

05-Nov-2015

CUBA

G/LIC/N/3/CUB/7

G/LIC/N/3/CUB/8

08-Oct-2015

27-Sep-2016

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

G/LIC/N/3/DOM/8

02-Feb-2016

EL SALVADOR

G/LIC/N/3/SLV/1

27-Apr-2016

EUROPEAN UNION

G/LIC/N/3/EU/3

G/LIC/N/3/EU/4

G/LIC/N/3/EU/5

06-Nov-2014

12-Oct-2015

21-Oct-2016

HAITI

G/LIC/N/3/HTI/8

07-Sep-2015

HONDURAS

G/LIC/N/3/HND/10

12-Aug-2016

HONG KONG, CHINA

G/LIC/N/3/HKG/19

G/LIC/N/3/HKG/20

16-Sep-2015

29-Sep-2016

INDIA

G/LIC/N/3/IND/15

G/LIC/N/3/IND/16

09-Mar-2016

19-Oct-2016

INDONESIA

G/LIC/N/3/IDN/8

G/LIC/N/3/IDN/9

G/LIC/N/3/IDN/10

02-Nov-2015

02-Nov-2015

12-Feb-2016

JAMAICA

G/LIC/N/3/JAM/5

01-Apr-2016

JAPAN

G/LIC/N/3/JPN/14

G/LIC/N/3/JPN/15

08-Oct-2015

05-Oct-2016

JORDAN

G/LIC/N/3/JOR/2

G/LIC/N/3/JOR/3

04-Aug-2015

05-Oct-2016

KAZAKSTAN

G/LIC/N/3/KAZ/1

29-Jun-2016

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF

G/LIC/N/3/KOR/11

30-Oct-2015

KUWAIT, THE STATE OF

G/LIC/N/3/KWT/5

G/LIC/N/3/KWT/6

05-Nov-2015

08-Aug-2016

LIECHTENSTEIN

G/LIC/N/3/LIE/8

G/LIC/N/3/LIE/9

03-Nov-2014

20-Oct-2016

MACAO, CHINA

G/LIC/N/3/MAC/18

G/LIC/N/3/MAC/19

08-Sep-2015

24-Jun-2016

MALAWI

G/LIC/N/3/MWI/4

09-Oct-2015

MALAYSIA

G/LIC/N/3/MYS/10

G/LIC/N/3/MYS/11

06-Nov-2014

10-Mar-2016

MALI

G/LIC/N/3/MLI/7

10-Mar-2016

MAURITIUS

G/LIC/N/3/MUS/5

G/LIC/N/3/MUS/6

08-Oct-2015

08-Aug-2016

MEXICO

G/LIC/N/3/MEX/5

20-Oct-2016

MOLDOVA, REPUBLIC OF

G/LIC/N/3/MDA/3

03-Mar-2015

MONTENEGRO

G/LIC/N/3/MNE/1

14-Apr-2015

NEPAL

G/LIC/N/3/NPL/2

14-Apr-2015

NICARAGUA

G/LIC/N/3/NIC/7

08-Oct-2015

PANAMA

G/LIC/N/3/PAN/6

G/LIC/N/3/PAN/7

13-Apr-2015

10-Jun-2016

PARAGUAY

G/LIC/N/3/PRY/4

05-Feb-2015

PERU

G/LIC/N/3/PER/11

13-Jul-2015

PHILIPPINES

G/LIC/N/3/PHL/11

G/LIC/N/3/PHL/12

07-Sep-2015

19-Oct-2016

QATAR

G/LIC/N/3/QAT/11

08-May-2015

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

G/LIC/N/3/RUS/2

G/LIC/N/3/RUS/2/Rev.1

G/LIC/N/3/RUS/3

08-Oct-2015

02-Nov-2015

05-Oct-2016

SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

G/LIC/N/3/VCT/1

23-Apr-2015

SEYCHELLES

G/LIC/N/3/SYC/1

G/LIC/N/3/SYC/2

11-Apr-2016

22-Aug-2016

SINGAPORE

G/LIC/N/3/SGP/10

G/LIC/N/3/SGP/11

12-Feb-2015

18-Mar-2016

SWITZERLAND

G/LIC/N/3/CHE/11

G/LIC/N/3/CHE/12

02-Nov-2015

30-Sep-2016

SEPARATE CUSTOMS TERRITORY OF TAIWAN, PENGHU, KINMEN AND MATSU

G/LIC/N/3/TPKM/6

G/LIC/N/3/TPKM/7

08-Sep-2015

22-Aug-2016

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

G/LIC/N/3/TTO/12

23-Oct-2014

TURKEY

G/LIC/N/3/TUR/14

G/LIC/N/3/TUR/15

28-Sep-2015

10-Oct-2016

UKRAINE

G/LIC/N/3/UKR/8

G/LIC/N/3/UKR/9

08-Oct-2015

09-Aug-2016

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

G/LIC/N/3/USA/12

09-Oct-2015

URUGUAY

G/LIC/N/3/URY/8

G/LIC/N/3/URY/9

29-Mar-2016

30-Mar-2016

ZIMBABWE

G/LIC/N/3/ZWE/4

G/LIC/N/3/ZWE/4/Rev.1

31-Oct-2014

11-Nov-2014

  51 Members

82 Notifications

 

 


ANNEX V

Written questions and replies submitted by Members during the review period (11.10.2014 - 21.10.2016)

MEMBER CONCERNED

QUESTIONS POSED BY MEMBER

REPLIES BY MEMBERS

 

ANGOLA

G/LIC/Q/AGO/1

(30.03.2015)

Questions from the European Union to Angola on Executive Decree 22/15

 

 

BRAZIL

 

 

G/LIC/Q/BRA/19

(07.11.2014)

Replies from Brazil to the European Union on the importation of nitrocellulose.

ECUADOR

 

 

G/LIC/Q/ECU/8

(03.03.2015 )

Replies from Ecuador to the European Union on G/LIC/N/1/ECU/5.

INDIA

G/LIC/Q/IND/24

(10.03.2015)

Question from the European Union to India regarding its annual notification (G/LIC/N/3/IND/13/Rev.1)

 

G/LIC/Q/IND/25

(17.03.2015 )

G/LIC/Q/IND/26

(19.10.2015)

Replies by India to questions from the European Union.

Replies by India on questions from the European Union.

INDONESIA

 

 

G/LIC/Q/IDN/33/Add.1

(27.10.2014)

Replies by Indonesia to questions from the United States.

G/LIC/Q/IDN/34

(16.04.2015)

Questions from Australia to Indonesia

on its meat imports

 

G/LIC/Q/IDN/35

(08.10.2015)

Replies by Indonesia to questions from Australia on its meat imports.

MALAYSIA

G/LIC/Q/MYS/12

(11.04.2016)

Questions from the European Union to Malaysia regarding G/LIC/N/3/MYS/11.

 

 

MEXICO

G/LIC/Q/MEX/1

(13.04.2015)

Questions from the United States to Mexico regarding its import licensing on steel

G/LIC/Q/MEX/2

(28.06.2016)

Replies by Mexico to questions from the United States.

 

NIGERIA

G/LIC/Q/NGA/2

(30.03.2015)

Questions from the European Union to Nigeria regarding import licensing on fish and fish products.

G/LIC/Q/NGA/1

(27.10.2014)

Replies by Nigeria to questions from Iceland, Norway and Uruguay on its fish policy.

MOLDOVA, REPUBLIC OF

G/LIC/Q/MDA/1

(24.04.2015)

Questions from the European Union to the Republic of Moldova regarding

Its N/3 notification.

G/LIC/Q/MDA/2

(23.06.2015)

Replies by the Republic of Moldova to the European Union on its notification (G/LIC/N/3/MDA/3)

MOROCCO

G/LIC/Q/MAR/1

(12.04.2016)

Questions from the European Union to Morocco regarding import regime on bladed weapon, aerial vehicles and

Trade Law No. 91.14

 

 

TURKEY

 

 

 

G/LIC/Q/TUR/8

(31.10.2014)

Replies by Turkey to questions from the European Union on G/LIC/N/3/TUR/13)

G/LIC/Q/TUR/9

(03.03.2015)

Questions from the European Union to Turkey regarding its. Notification under Art.7.3

G/LIC/Q/TUR/10

(27.04.2015)

Replies by Turkey to questions from the European Union on G/LIC/N/3/TUR/13.

VIET NAM

G/LIC/Q/VNM/6

(13.04.2015 )

Follow up questions from the United States to Viet Nam.

 

 

 

 

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

[2] Members as of 21 October 2016, new WTO Members which acceded during the review period are highlighted in bold.

[3] Observer governments as of 21 October 2016.

[4] At its meeting on 23 October 1996, the Committee reached the Understanding on Procedures for the Review of Notifications Submitted under the Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures, circulated in document G/LIC/4. This Understanding provides that Members' views, and requests for clarification, should be communicated, in writing, to the delegations concerned with copies for information to the Secretariat preferably 21 days, but at least ten working days, in advance of the meeting at which they would be raised. Replies to the questions should also be forwarded to the delegations having raised the questions, in writing, with copies for information to the Secretariat. The questions and replies thus received would be circulated by the Secretariat.

[5] From December 2015 till now, to facilitate the discussion among members, the Secretariat has provided the following room documents/presentations: (1) "Notifications under the Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures (AILP)" (RD/LIC/6); (2) "An analysis of notification requirements under the AILP" (RD/LIC/7); (3) "Format and procedure of notifications under AILP" (RD/LIC/8) and (4) "Some ideas on how to address the issue of overlapping notification requirements in the AILP" (RD/LIC/9).