PCT Contracting States

1 All PCT Contracting States are bound by Chapter II of the PCT relating to the international preliminary examination.
2 With the declaration provided for in PCT Article 64(5).
3 Applies also to Hong Kong, China with effect from 1 July 1997.
4 Not applicable to Macau, China.
5 With the declaration provided for in PCT Article 64(2)(a)(ii).
6 Including all Overseas Departments and Territories.
7 Ratification for the Kingdom in Europe, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba. The Netherlands Antilles ceased to exist on
10 October 2010. As from that date, the PCT continues to apply to Cura鏰o and Sint Maarten. The PCT also continues to apply to
the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba which, with effect from 10 October 2010, have become part of the territory of the
Kingdom of the Netherlands in Europe.
8 Date of ratification of the Soviet Union, continued by the Russian Federation as from 25 December 1991.
9 Serbia is the continuing State from Serbia and Montenegro as from 3 June 2006.
10 The United Kingdom extended the application of the PCT to the Isle of Man with effect from 29 October 1983.
11 With the declarations provided for in PCT Articles 64(3)(a) and 64(4)(a).
12 Extends to all areas for which the United States of America has international responsibility.

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