The Bahamas is well advanced in the WTO Accession process. The Bahamas made application to accede to the WTO in 2001.
The Bahamas has also opened a Mission in Geneva. The Mission is accredited to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva.
In terms of the legislative reforms necessary for WTO accession, the steps that are required are less burdensome for The Bahamas because it is a party to the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), and many of the legislative changes necessary for WTO accession are in line with changes required for EPA implementation.