South Africa

11 WTO Procedures

10 under 1980 Procedures

1 Initial HS transposition

Status of 1980 Procedures

under 3-month period
under domestic procedures
under reservations

All procedures and legal instruments

Procedure Last date Sort ascending Type Status Certifications Download
G/SECRET/HS96/15 22.01.1996
Initiated on: 22.01.1996 Last updated on: 22.01.1996
Initial transpositions Replaced
G/MA/TAR/RS/2 09.06.1995
Initiated on: 09.06.1995 Last updated on: 09.06.1995
Rectifications of errors Certified WT/Let/65
G/RS/18 14.11.1994
Initiated on: 14.11.1994 Last updated on: 14.11.1994
Uruguay Round In force
UR/94-South Africa 15.04.1994
Initiated on: 15.04.1994 Last updated on: 15.04.1994
Uruguay Round In force
G/AG/AGST/ZAF 15.04.1994
Initiated on: 15.04.1994 Last updated on: 15.04.1994
Uruguay Round N/A
Secret/284 Pre-WTO>Article XXVIII Concluded
Secret/240 Pre-WTO>Article XXVIII Concluded
Secret/282 Pre-WTO>Article XXVIII Concluded
Secret/236 Pre-WTO>Article XXVIII Concluded
Secret/277 Pre-WTO>Article XXVIII Concluded

Additional information

  • At the meeting of the Committee on Market Access that took place on 2 May 2017, the representative of South Africa noted that all its pre-UR renegotiations should be considered to be concluded, as provided by Paragraph 7 of the Marrakesh Protocol to the GATT 1994, which acknowledges that special procedures had been followed by South Africa and three other members during the Uruguay Round.  See G/MA/M/65, para. 92
  • During the Uruguay Round, South Africa followed special procedures to modify concessions in its GATT Schedule that are deemed to have taken place under Article XXVIII of the GATT.  See paragraph 7 of the Marrakesh Protocol to the GATT 1994.