This publication covers the treaty instruments drawn up by WTO Members in relation to the Agreement
Establishing the WTO and the multilateral and plurilateral trade agreements annexed to this Agreement. It lists
the signature dates of WTO agreements and the dates of acceptance or amendments to these agreements. It also
provides the date of their entry into force as well as for other communications and declarations received by the
WTO Director-General in his capacity as depositary.
This publication reflects several WTO accessions and
treaty amendments since the previous edition. Following a brief introduction, a dedicated section provides a
comprehensive summary of the establishment of the WTO and the evolution of its treaty instruments. It also
provides information on depositary notifications by the WTO Director-General, the relevant volumes of the WTO
and UN Treaty Series, and treaty registration with the United Nations.
The cut-off point for information
in this publication is end of May 2019.