Beijing Notification No. 16
Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances

Accession by the Independent State of Samoa

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 the deposit by the Government of the Independent State of Samoa, on May 9, 2017, of its instrument of accession to the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, adopted at Beijing on June 24, 2012.  The said instrument of accession contained a declaration according to which:

- pursuant to Article 11(3) of the Treaty, the provisions under Articles 11(1) and (2) do not apply to the Government of Samoa, until such time that the national laws have been reformed.

The date of entry into force of the Beijing Treaty will be notified when the required number of ratifications or accessions is reached in accordance with Article 26 of the said Treaty.

May 9, 2017