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Contribution Classes of States Members of WIPO and/or the Paris and/or Berne Unions [1]

Status on April 15, 2014

Afghanistan Ster   Germany I   Pakistan S
Albania IX   Ghana Sbis   Panama S
Algeria IX   Greece VI   Papua New Guinea Sbis
Andorra IX   Grenada Sbis   Paraguay Sbis
Angola Ster   Guatemala S   Peru IX
Antigua and Barbuda Sbis   Guinea Ster   Philippines IX
Argentina VIbis   Guinea-Bissau Ster   Poland VI
Armenia IX   Guyana Sbis   Portugal IVbis
Australia III            
Austria IVbis   Haiti Ster   Qatar IX
Azerbaijan IX   Holy See IX      
      Honduras Sbis   Republic of Korea IVbis
Bahamas Sbis   Hungary VI   Republic of Moldova IX
Bahrain S         Romania VIbis
Bangladesh Ster   Iceland VIII   Russian Federation IV
Barbados Sbis   India VIbis   Rwanda Ster
Belarus IX   Indonesia VII      
Belgium III   Iran (Islamic Republic of) VII   Saint Kitts and Nevis Sbis
Belize Sbis   Iraq S   Saint Lucia Sbis
Benin Ster   Ireland IV   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Sbis
Bhutan Ster   Israel VIbis   Samoa Ster
Bolivia Sbis   Italy III   San Marino IX
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sbis         Sao Tome and Principe Ster
Botswana Sbis   Jamaica Sbis   Saudi Arabia VII
Brazil VIbis   Japan I   Senegal Ster
Brunei Darussalam S   Jordan S   Serbia[2] VIII
Bulgaria VIbis         Seychelles Sbis
Burkina Faso Ster   Kazakhstan IX   Sierra Leone Ster
Burundi Ster   Kenya Sbis   Singapore IX
      Kiribati Ster   Slovakia VI
Cabo Verde Sbis   Kuwait IX   Slovenia VII
Cambodia Ster   Kyrgyzstan IX   Somalia Ster
Cameroon Sbis         South Africa IVbis
Canada IV   Lao People's Democratic Republic Ster   Spain IV
Central African Republic Ster   Latvia IX   Sri Lanka S
Chad Ster   Lebanon S   Sudan Ster
Chile IX   Lesotho Ster   Suriname Sbis
China IVbis   Liberia Ster   Swaziland Sbis
Colombia IX   Libya IX   Sweden III
Comoros Ster   Liechtenstein VIII   Switzerland III
Congo Sbis   Lithuania IX   Syrian Arab Republic S
Costa Rica S   Luxembourg VII      
Côte d'Ivoire Sbis         Tajikistan IX
Croatia VIII   Madagascar Ster   Thailand IX
Cuba S   Malawi Ster   The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia VIII
Cyprus S   Malaysia VIII   Togo Ster
Czech Republic VI   Maldives Sbis   Tonga Sbis
      Mali Ster   Trinidad and Tobago S
Democratic People's Republic of Korea Sbis   Malta Sbis   Tunisia S
Democratic Republic of the Congo Ster   Mauritania Ster   Turkey VIbis
Denmark IV   Mauritius Sbis   Turkmenistan IX
Djibouti Ster   Mexico IVbis      
Dominica Sbis   Micronesia (Federated States of) Sbis   Uganda Ster
Dominican Republic S   Monaco VII   Ukraine IX
      Mongolia Sbis   United Arab Emirates IX
Ecuador S   Montenegro IX   United Kingdom I
Egypt IX   Morocco S   United Republic of Tanzania Ster
El Salvador Sbis   Mozambique Ster   United States of America I
Equatorial Guinea Ster   Myanmar  Ster   Uruguay S
Eritrea Ster         Uzbekistan IX
Estonia IX   Namibia Sbis      
Ethiopia Ster   Nepal Ster   Vanuatu Ster
      Netherlands III   Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) IX
Fiji Sbis   New Zealand VI   Viet Nam  S
Finland IV   Nicaragua Sbis      
France I   Niger Ster   Yemen  Ster
      Nigeria S      
Gabon S   Norway  IV   Zambia Ster
Gambia Ster         Zimbabwe  Sbis
Georgia IX   Oman IX      

(Total: 187 States)

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1 The unitary contribution system established with effect from January 1, 1994, replaced the separate contribution systems of WIPO and the six Contribution-financed Unions, that is, each State pays one contribution, irrespective of whether it is a member of WIPO or of one or more of the Contribution-financed Unions. Under the unitary contribution system, there are the following classes corresponding to the units of contribution indicated between parentheses: I (25), II (20), III (15), IV (10), IVbis (7.5), V (5), VI (3), VIbis (2), VII (1), VIII (1/2), IX (1/4), S (1/8), Sbis (1/16) and Ster (1/32).

2 Serbia is the continuing State from Serbia and Montenegro as from June 3, 2006.

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