Berne Notification No. 146
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Accession by Saint Lucia

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to notify him of the deposit by the Government of Saint Lucia, on May 21, 1993, of its instrument of accession to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.

Furthermore, the said instrument of accession contains the following declaration: "Pursuant to Article 33(2) of the said Convention, the Government of Saint Lucia declares that it does not consider itself bound by the provisions of paragraph (1) of Article 33 of the said Convention."

Saint Lucia has not heretofore been a member of the International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works ("Berne Union"), founded by the Berne Convention.

The Berne Convention, as revised at Paris on July 24, 1971, and amended on September 28, 1979, will enter into force, with respect to Saint Lucia, on August 24, 1993. On that date, Saint Lucia will become a member of the Berne Union.

Saint Lucia will belong to Class IX for the purpose of establishing its contribution towards the budget of the Berne Union.

May 24, 1993