Organization RESTRICTED WT/ACC/SYR/1
30 October 2001 (01-5332) Original: English
accession of the syrian arab republic
Request for Accession Pursuant to Article XII
The Director-General has received the following communication dated 10 October 2001 from the Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade of the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic.
The Syrian Arab Republic was a founding member of GATT, but for many years it has not attended GATT meetings. Now, however, my Government is interested in joining the World Trade Organization under Article XII of the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the WTO and I hereby submit an official request for Syria to be considered for full membership.
I would greatly appreciate it if you would kindly inform me of the necessary documentation, which our request entails to be considered for membership.
The Decision of the Syrian Government to join the WTO expresses its belief in the