On 19 June 2020, Mongolia and the Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL) signed Mongolia’s Protocol of Accession to the Agreement Establishing the ACWL. Mongolia becomes the 38th developing country Member of the WTO to join the ACWL.
All developing countries that are Members of the WTO or are in the process of acceding to the WTO may apply to become Members of the ACWL. The 44 least-developed countries (LDCs) that are Members of the WTO or are in the process of acceding to the WTO are automatically entitled to the services of the ACWL, without having to become Members of the ACWL.
Mongolia’s accession to the ACWL formally takes effect on the 30th day following the date on which the instrument of acceptance was deposited with the depositary. Following Mongolia’s accession, 82 countries*, or just under half of the Members of the WTO – are entitled to turn to the ACWL for advice on WTO law, support in WTO dispute settlement proceedings and legal training.
* Includes separate customs territories
07 July 2020