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Committee on Import Licensing - Thirteenth biennial review of the implementation and operation of the Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures - Thirteenth biennial review of the implementation and operation of the Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures
日期:2020/11/20
作者:Committee on Import Licensing
文件編號:G/LIC/29
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thirteenth 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 23 October 2018 to 9 October 2020.

 

 

Table of Contents

1   COMMITTEE ON IMPORT LICENSING. 2

1.1   Officers. 2

1.2   Members. 2

1.3   Observers. 3

2   Work of the Committee during the review period (2019‑2020). 3

2.1   Formal Committee meetings. 3

2.1.1   Review of notifications. 3

2.1.2   Discussion of specific trade concerns. 5

2.1.3   Review and adoption of the Committee's Annual Report to the Council for Trade
in Goods. 6

2.1.4   Thirteenth biennial review on the implementation and operation of the Agreement 6

2.1.5   Improving transparency in notification procedures of the Agreement 6

2.2   Informal Committee meetings. 7

3   TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE ACTIVITIES. 7

4   consultation and dispute settlement. 8

5   ANALYSIS OF DEVELOPMENTs IN MEMBERS' NOTIFICATION COMPLIANCE. 8

5.1   Significant increase of notifications submitted under Article 5.1-5.4. 8

5.2   More Members beginning to use the new notification form.. 9

5.3   A few WTO Members out-performed others in N/2 notification submissions. 10

5.4   The majority of new N/2 notifications provided information on unnotified legislation
in force. 10

5.5   Protecting human, animal or plant life and health, and protection of the environment as primary reasons for using import licensing measures. 12

5.6   Specific changes to legislation/procedures introduced by Members focussing on licensing terms, product coverage, and document requirements. 12

ANNEX I. 14

ANNEX II. 18

ANNEX III. 19

ANNEX IV. 21

ANNEX V. 23



[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.