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At a meeting on 19 November 2005, the Working Party had
preliminarily agreed on the adoption of the Tonga's draft Working Party
report, the Protocol of accession and the draft Schedule for goods.
The next step in Tonga's accession to the WTO will now be for the
Ministerial Conference to adopt the full membership package.
The Kingdom of Tonga applied for accession in June 1995. The Working Party
negotiating Tonga's terms of accession was established in November 1995.