The General Council approved Viet Nam?s membership on 7 November 2006

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The General Council approved Viet Nam?s membership on 7 November 2006. Viet Nam will become the WTO?s 150th member 30 days after it has informed the WTO that it has ratified the accession package domestically.

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The General Council approved Viet Nam?s membership on 7 November 2006. Viet Nam will become the WTO?s 150th member 30 days after it has informed the WTO that it has ratified the accession package domestically.


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12 December 2006 ? Viet Nam to join WTO on 11 January 2007
Viet Nam informed the WTO on 12 December 2006 that it has ratified its membership agreement. It will now become the WTO?s 150th member on 11 January 2007.
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7 November 2006 ? General Council approves Viet Nam?s membership
Viet Nam is set to become the WTO?s 150th member following a decision by the General Council on 7 November 2006 to approve the Southeast Asian country?s membership agreement. ?The remarkable efforts that Viet Nam has put into preparing for membership should be an inspiration to us all, as several members have observed,? WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy said.
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26 October 2006 ? Working party completes Viet Nam?s membership talks
WTO members negotiating the terms of Viet Nam?s membership completed their task on 26 October 2006 by accepting the documents spelling out Viet Nam?s commitments and rights. The documents will now go to the full membership in the General Council, which will meet in on 7 November, to decide on accepting Viet Nam.
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9 October 2006 ? Viet Nam?s membership deal possible by end of month, chair says
WTO members negotiating Viet Nam?s membership deal began intensive consultations on 9 October 2006 aimed at putting the final touches to the package of agreements and completing the deal by the end of the month.
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19 July 2006 ? Bilaterals done, multilateral nearly, Viet Nam?s membership now in sight
The chairperson of Viet Nam?s membership negotiations aims to secure final agreement at the General Council meeting in October, he told the talks? working party on 19 July 2006.
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27 March 2006 ? Viet Nam?s talks now ?well into final stages?
With Viet Nam announcing it has almost completed the two remaining bilateral deals, and following a rush of new laws and multilateral work, the membership negotiation has now pushed ?well forward into its final stages?, the chair of the working party said on 27 March 2006.
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15 September 2005 ? Working party examines first revision of Viet Nam?s membership report
Viet Nam?s membership negotiations have taken a substantial step forward with the working party looking in detail on 15 September 2005 at the first revision of the document that is a core part of the deal.
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20 May 2005 ? Chair says Viet Nam must complete bilaterals quickly to meet ambition
The chairperson of the working party negotiating the country?s membership said Viet Nam and its trading partners should finish their bilateral talks in ?a couple of months? if it is to join by December. He was speaking at an informal working party meeting on 20 May 2005, where Viet Nam?s vice minister and chief negotiator highlighted Hanoi?s new commitments and latest legislative programme.
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15 December 2004 ? Accession moves forward as members examine the terms
Viet Nam?s membership negotiations progressed further on 15 December 2004 as the working party examined the first draft of the report it will issue at the end of the negotiation.
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15 June 2004 ? Members praise Viet Nam?s new offers, but seek improvements and more clarification
The 63 WTO members negotiating a membership package with Viet Nam praised the Southeast Asian country on 15 June 2004 for considerably improving its market access offers for goods and services, and its programme for applying WTO agreements.
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12 December 2003 ? Viet Nam starts its ?quantum jump? but still some way to go
Vietnam?s membership negotiations entered a new phase as its working party started work on key points of draft ?elements? of a working party report on 10 December, but members warned that a lot of work still remains.
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12 May 2003 ? ?Quantum jump? needed if Viet Nam is to join in two years
Viet Nam reported progress, on 12 May 2003, in its membership negotiations, but several delegations said much more needs to be done, and the working group chairperson told members that ?success will depend on a quantum jump? in efforts if Viet Nam is to meet its goal of joining by 2005.
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:lol: and we are still not trusted for reading emails.

And we aren't an official member this year...