notification of preferential rules of origin for
least developed countries
The following communication, dated 4 October 2017, is being circulated at the request of the delegation of Canada.
Paragraph 4.3 of the 2015 Ministerial Decision on preferential rules of origin for least developed countries (WT/L/917/Add.1) requires preference-granting Members to notify preferential rules of origin as per the established procedures. In addition, as mandated by the Ministerial Decision, the Committee on Rules of Origin agreed, at its meeting of 2 March 2017, to a template for such notifications (G/RO/84).
 The relevant notification requirements are contained in Paragraph 2(d) of Annex 1 of the Transparency Mechanism for Preferential Trade Arrangements (WT/L/806) and in Paragraph 4 of Annex II of the Agreement on Rules of Origin.