Protocol to the Multilateral Agreement on the Liberalisation of International Air Transportation

Current status of the Agreement

Date of Adoption

1 May 2001

Place of Adoption

Washington, United States of America

Entry into Force

21 December 2001

Requirements for Entry into Force

Pursuant to Article 4(1), this Protocol shall enter into force on the date that the Agreement enters into force or on the date that two signatories to the Agreement have expressed their consent to be bound in accordance with Article 3(2), whichever is later.

Membership (States Eligible to become Party)

Article 3(1): This Protocol shall be open for signature by any signatory to the Agreement from May 1 2001 until the Protocol enters into force.

Article 3(3): After this Protocol enters into force, it shall be open to accession by any party to the Agreement. APEC member economies which have agreed to be bound by the Agreement in accordance with the Annex to the Agreement may, by a written instrument delivered to the Depositary, agree to be bound by this Protocol.


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List of Participating States (as at 26/03/2007)

Signature Date


Entry into Force Date

Brunei Darussalam 01/05/2001 D. Signed 21/12/2001
Republic of Chile   07/08/2003(Accession) 10/12/2003
Cook Islands   08/03/2006 23/07/2006
New Zealand 01/05/2001


Republic of Singapore 01/05/2001 D. Signed 21/12/2001

Information provided by States that have not signed, ratified or acceded to the instrument but have signified their intention to do so.

For further information see the Multilateral Agreement on the Liberalization of International Air Transportation website(external link).


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