On 19 November 2020, Mongolia’s accession to the Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL) took formal effect. The ACWL is delighted to welcome Mongolia, which becomes the 38th developing country Member of the WTO to join the ACWL.
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. Mongolia and the ACWL signed Mongolia’s Protocol of Accession to the Agreement Establishing the ACWL on 19 June 2020.
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.
* Includes separate customs territories
24 November 2020