PCT International Search and Preliminary Examination Guidelines
21.31 There are two stages in the reporting arrangements.
(a) Initial reports: Each Authority shall submit an initial report to the Meeting of International Authorities under the PCT (MIA) describing what it has done to implement a QMS based on the broad requirements set out in the present document. This would help identify and disseminate best practice among Authorities.
(b) Annual reports: Following the initial reporting in stage 1, annual reports shall be prepared by each Authority, identifying the lessons learned and actions taken and making recommendations in light of the review.