Multilateral Agreement on the Liberalisation of International Air Transportation

Current status of the Agreement

Date of Adoption

1 May 2001

Entry into Force

21 December 2001

Place of Adoption

Washington, United States of America

Requirements for Entry into Force

Pursuant to Article 20(2), this Agreement shall enter into force on the date four of the States identified in Article 20(1) have signed not subject to ratification, acceptance or approval, or have deposited with the Depositary an instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval. The signatories to this Agreement may permit services consistent with the terms of the Agreement upon signature pending entry into force of the Agreement with respect to all of the States identified in Article 20(1).

Membership (States Eligible to become Party)

Article 20(1): This Agreement shall be open for signature by Brunei Darussalam, Chile, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States of America.

Article 20(4): After this Agreement has entered into force in accordance with Article 20(2), any State which is a party to the aviation security conventions listed in Article 7(1) may accede to this Agreement by deposit of an instrument of accession with the Depositary.


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List of Participating States (as at 13/05/2008)

Signature Date

Ratification Date

Entry into Force Date

Brunei Darussalam 01/05/2001 D. Signed 21/12/2001
Republic of Chile 01/05/2001 04/09/2002 04/09/2002
Cook Islands   08/03/2006(Accession) 23/07/2006
Mongolia   22/08/2007 (Accession) 23/02/2008
New Zealand 01/05/2001 21/12/2001 21/12/2001
Republic of Peru*   21/12/2001 (Accession)* 17/05/2002*
Samoa   04/07/2002(Accession) 09/11/2002
Republic of Singapore 01/05/2001 D. Signed 21/12/2001
Kingdom of Tonga   19/09/2003(Accession) 20/01/2004
United States of America 01/05/2001 D. Signed 21/12/2001

For further information access the New Zealand Ministry of Transport website(external link).

* The Government of Peru advised the depositary on 15 January 2004 that it intended to withdraw from the Agreement in accordance with its Article 18. That withdrawal became effective 12 months later.


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