How are Schedules identified

Each Member has its own Schedule of Concessions on goods, which is either annexed to the Marrakesh Protocol to the GATT 1994 or to a Protocol of Accession.  Members have also established Schedules through other procedures.

Schedules are identified by a unique Roman numeral which has been assigned according to the moment in which a Member has joined the GATT or the WTO. The first one is "Schedule I (1) – Australia" and the most recent is "Schedule CLXXV (175) – European Union (28)".

There are 136 active Schedules for the 164 WTO Members. There are two cases of group of WTO Members sharing a common Schedule:  the European Union and its member States and Switzerland and Liechtenstein.  

Each Goods Schedule exists in one of the three WTO official languages and its content is never translated. 

 

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