Timelines for notifications

22 February 2017

The TFA enters into force

The WTO obtains the two-thirds acceptance from its 164 Members

Developing Members

  • Notify designations of categories AB and/or C
  • Provide indicative implementation dates for category B and category C designations
  • Provide TACB requirements for category C designations

22 February 2018

Developing Members

  • Provide definitive dates for category B designations
  • Provide information on arrangements entered with Donors on TACB for category C designations

Least-developed Countries

  • Notify designations of categories AB and/or C
  • May notify indicative implementation dates for category B designations

Donor Members

  • Provide information on arrangements entered with developing Members on TACB for category C designations

22 February 2019

Least-developed Countries

  • Provide TACB requirements for category C designations

22 August 2019

Developing Members

  • Provide definitive implementation dates for category C designations
  • Inform of progress in TACB provision for category C designations

Donor Members

  • Inform of progress in TACB provision for category C designations of developing Members

22 February 2020

Least-developed Countries

  • Provide definitive dates for category B designations

22 February 2021

Least-developed Members

  • Provide indicative dates for category C designations
  • Provide information on arrangements entered with Donors on TACB for category C designations

Donor Members

  • Provide information on arrangements entered with LDCs on TACB for category designations

22 August 2022

Least-developed Countries

  • Provide definitive dates for category C designations
  • Inform of progress in TACB provision for category C designations

Donor Members

  • Inform of progress in TACB provision for category C designations of LDCs

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