Notifications should be submitted using the form provided on the fourth page of document S/L/5
, except for notifications on the establishment of enquiry points (Article III:4) and/or contact points (Article IV:2). The completed form has to be submitted to the Central Registry of Notification at email@example.com
, and copies can be submitted to the Trade in Services and Investment Division at GATSNotifications@wto.org
, except for notifications of restrictions to safeguard the balance of payments (Article XII:4
) which can be copied to the Council and TNC Division
The form provided in S/L/5
must be completed in one of the three official languages of the WTO. An essential element for notifications under Article III:3 is the complete description of the measure notified and its effect on trade in services. The text of the measure should be made available at the enquiry point or at the WTO Secretariat, except for economic integration Agreements (Article V:7
) and labour market integration Agreements (Article V bis(b)
) whose full text has to be notified.
Unlike other notifications, the establishment of enquiry points (Article III:4
) and/or contact points (Article IV:2
) and any changes to their contact details need not be notified through the standardized form, see S/L/23
. They can be notified formlessly to the WTO Secretariat at GATSNotifications@wto.org
. An inventory of Enquiry and Contact Points is shared with Members at regular intervals in the S/ENQ/ series.
Any questions regarding notifications related to the GATS can be sent to the Secretariat at GATSNotifications@wto.org