Each developing country ACWL Member is entitled to the services of the ACWL in accordance with the regulations adopted by the General Assembly and the schedule of fees as set out in Annex IV (pdf) of the Agreement Establishing the Advisory Centre on WTO Law (pdf).
Developing countries are classified into three categories (A, B and C) based on their share of world trade with an upward correction reflecting their per capita income. This classification determines their contribution to the Endowment Fund and the rate of fees payable for services rendered by the ACWL.
Twenty-one developing countries originally accepted the Agreement Establishing the ACWL. Latvia withdrew from the ACWL in May 2004 upon its accession to the European Union. In addition, ten developing countries have acceded to the ACWL, bringing the total number of developing country Members to 30.
Georgia initiated the accession process in October 2006 but has yet to take further steps to pursue the process.