On 28 August 2021, Ukraine’s accession to the Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL) took formal effect. The ACWL is delighted to welcome Ukraine, which becomes the 39th developing country Member of the WTO to join the ACWL.
Following Ukraine’s accession, 82 countries*, or 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. Niall Meagher, Executive Director of the ACWL, welcomed Ukraine to the ACWL and said that the ACWL looked forward to assisting the Government of Ukraine on issues relating to WTO law.
Any Member of the WTO and any state or separate customs territory that is in the process of acceding to the WTO may apply to become a Member of the ACWL. The 43 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
28 September 2021