Committee on Market Access - Status of notifications under the Decision on Notification Procedures for Quantitative Restrictions (G/L/59/Rev.1) - Report by the Secretariat - Revision
作者:WTO Secretariat


report by the secretariat[1]


1. The Decision on Notification Procedures for Quantitative Restrictions[2] provides that "Members shall make complete notifications of all quantitative restrictions in force by 30 September 2012 and at two yearly intervals thereafter. They should also notify changes to those quantitative restrictions as soon as possible, but not later than six months from their entry into force".[3] This report has been prepared by the Secretariat pursuant to paragraph 7 of the Decision.[4]


2. As of 13 October 2022, a total of 59 Members[5] have submitted at least one notification of QRs in force. For each biennial period, the following notifications[6] have been received:

2012-2014: 29 notifications from 23 Members.

2014-2016: 34 notifications from 31 Members.

2016-2018: 32 notifications from 32 Members.

2018-2020: 89 notifications from 50 Members.

2020-2022: 103 notifications from 14 Members.

2022-2024: 17 notifications from 16 Members.

3. The complete list of notifications received by the Secretariat is provided in the Annex. This version of the report provides additional information in terms of the date of submission and circulation of the documents, as well as the language of the annex of the information in Section 1 of the notification, which is not translated.

[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] Adopted by the Council for Trade in Goods on 22 June 2012 (G/L/59/Rev.1).

[3] G/L/59/Rev.1, paragraph 1.

[4] This provision states: "The Secretariat shall circulate yearly a report listing: i) the WTO Members having made a notification; ii) the type of notification made (i.e. whether "complete", "changes" or "reverse"); iii) the date of the notification and the period covered by it; iv) the sections of the notification in which information was provided (i.e. Sections 1 or 2); and v) whether the Secretariat informed the Member that information was missing."

[5] The European Union is counted as one Member throughout this document.

[6] Corrigenda are not taken into account in the count of the number of notifications. In addition, notifications with subsequent revisions are counted once.