World Intellectual Property Organization

WCT Notification No. 32
WIPO Copyright Treaty

Entry into Force

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 that the WIPO Copyright Treaty will enter into force on

March 6, 2002,

that is, three months after the deposit by thirty States of their instruments of accession or ratification.

In this connection, it is recalled that instruments of ratification or accession of the said Treaty were deposited:

- on June 5, 1997, by the Republic of Indonesia
- on March 13, 1998, by the Republic of Moldova
- on July 15, 1998, by the Republic of Belarus
- on September 10, 1998, by the Kyrgyz Republic
- on October 20, 1998, by the Republic of El Salvador
- on November 27, 1998, by the Republic of Hungary
- on March 17, 1999, by the Republic of Panama
- on July 19, 1999, by Burkina Faso
- on September 14, 1999, by the United States of America
- on November 19, 1999, by the Argentine Republic
- on November 19, 1999, by the Republic of Slovenia
- on November 24, 1999, by Saint Lucia
- on January 14, 2000, by the Slovak Republic
- on March 22, 2000, by the Republic of Latvia
- on May 18, 2000, by the United Mexican States
- on May 23, 2000, by the Republic of Costa Rica
- on June 6, 2000, by Japan
- on June 21, 2000, by the Republic of Ecuador
- on July 3, 2000, by the Republic of Croatia
- on November 29, 2000, by the Republic of Colombia
- on November 29, 2000, by the Republic of Paraguay
- on February 1, 2001, by Romania
- on March 29, 2001, by the Republic of Bulgaria
- on April 11, 2001, by the Republic of Chile
- on June 18, 2001, by the Republic of Lithuania
- on July 4, 2001, by Georgia
- on July 30, 2001, by the Republic of Peru
- on October 10, 2001, by the Czech Republic
- on November 29, 2001, by Ukraine
- on December 6, 2001, by the Gabonese Republic.

Consequently, in accordance with the provision of Article 20 of the WIPO Copyright Treaty, the said Treaty will enter into force on March 6, 2002, with respect to the thirty States referred to above.

December 6, 2001

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