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Cabo Verde

On 18 December 2007, the General Council cleared the path for Cabo Verde's membership in the WTO by approving a package of agreements which spell out the terms of Cabo Verde's accession.

Cabo Verde has been negotiating its WTO membership since 1999 and under the chairmanship of US representative David Shark, the Working Party concluded over 7 years of negotiations on 6 December 2007. The General Council approved the Working Party report containing the reforms to Cabo Verde's trade regime, the market access schedules on goods and services, the General Council Decision and the Protocol of Accession.

Cabo Verde became the WTO's 153rd member on 23 July 2008.

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See also:
Cabo Verde main page

Trade Statistics
WTO Statistics Database

Tariff Profiles


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Commitments undertaken by Cabo Verde  back to top

  

Status of accession working party  back to top

For an explanation, see: “How to become a member of the WTO” 

1. Application Received 11 November 1999
2.

Working Party Established
Chairperson:
Mr. David Shark
(United States, Jul. 2001 — Dec 2007)

17 July 2000
3. Memorandum 1 July 2003
4. Questions and Replies 10 February 2004
5. Meetings of the Working Party 26 March 2004
8 December 2004
14 July 2005
28 June 2007
26 October 2007
6 December 2007
6. Recently submitted documentation
(a) Additional Questions & Replies 29 August 2007
(b) Information on agriculture (WT/ACC/4) 21 November 2007
(c) Information on services (WT/ACC/5) 14 January 2004
(d) SPS/TBT checklists (WT/ACC/8) 14 January 2004
(e) TRIPS checklist (WT/ACC/9) 14 January 2004
(f) Legislative Action Plan

19 September 2007 (TRIPS)
10 June 2005 (SPS)
8 October 2007 (TBT)
19 October 2007 (General)
10 June 2005 (Arbitration Law)
19 September 2007 (Customs Valuation)
25 June 2007 (Commerce legislation)

7. Market Access Negotiations
Goods Offer

(a) initial
(b) latest


2 November 2004
21 September 2007
Services Offer

(a) initial
(b) latest


1 November 2004
18 October 2007
8. Factual Summary 25 October 2004
9. Draft Working Party Report

latest revision

8 November 2005
22 November 2007
  Accession Package Approved by the General Council

Working Party Report
Goods Schedule
Services Schedule

 

18 December 2007
18 December 2007
18 December 2007

All unrestricted documents on accession of Cabo Verde    help

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Key accession documents
> Report of the Working Party WT/ACC/CPV/30
> Schedule of Concessions and Commitments on Goods WT/ACC/CPV/30/Add.1
> Schedule of Specific Commitments in Services, List of Article II MFN Exemptions WT/ACC/CPV/30/Add.2