Contribution Classes of States Members of WIPO and/or the Paris and/or Berne Unions [1]

Status on October 15, 2019

Afghanistan Ster   Germany I   Oman IX
Albania IX   Ghana Sbis      
Algeria IX   Greece VI   Pakistan S
Andorra IX   Grenada Sbis   Panama S
Angola Ster   Guatemala S   Papua New Guinea Sbis
Antigua and Barbuda Sbis   Guinea Ster   Paraguay Sbis
Argentina VIbis   Guinea-Bissau Ster   Peru IX
Armenia IX   Guyana Sbis   Philippines IX
Australia III         Poland VI
Austria IVbis   Haiti  Ster   Portugal IVbis
Azerbaijan IX   Holy See IX      
      Honduras Sbis   Qatar IX
Bahamas Sbis   Hungary VI      
Bahrain S         Republic of Korea IVbis
Bangladesh Ster   Iceland  VIII   Republic of Moldova IX
Barbados Sbis   India VIbis   Romania VIbis
Belarus IX   Indonesia VII   Russian Federation IV
Belgium IV   Iran (Islamic Republic of) VII   Rwanda Ster
Belize Sbis   Iraq IX      
Benin Ster   Ireland IV   Saint Kitts and Nevis Sbis
Bhutan Ster   Israel VIbis   Saint Lucia Sbis
Bolivia Sbis   Italy III   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Sbis
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sbis         Samoa Sbis
Botswana Sbis   Jamaica  Sbis   San Marino IX
Brazil VIbis   Japan I   Sao Tome and Principe Ster
Brunei Darussalam S   Jordan S   Saudi Arabia VII
Bulgaria VIbis         Senegal Ster
Burkina Faso Ster   Kazakhstan IX   Serbia[2] VIII
Burundi Ster   Kenya Sbis   Seychelles Sbis
      Kiribati Ster   Sierra Leone Ster
Cabo Verde Sbis   Kuwait IX   Singapore IX
Cambodia Ster   Kyrgyzstan IX   Slovakia VI
Cameroon Sbis         Slovenia VII
Canada IV   Lao People's Democratic Republic Ster   Solomon Islands Ster
Central African Republic Ster   Latvia IX   Somalia Ster
Chad Ster   Lebanon S   South Africa IVbis
Chile IX   Lesotho Ster   Spain IV
China IVbis   Liberia Ster   Sri Lanka S
Colombia IX   Libya S   Sudan Ster
Comoros Ster   Liechtenstein VIII   Suriname Sbis
Cook Islands Sbis   Lithuania IX   Sweden III
Congo Sbis   Luxembourg VII   Switzerland III
Costa Rica S          Syrian Arab Republic Sbis
Côte d'Ivoire Sbis   Madagascar Ster  
Croatia VIII   Malawi Ster   Tajikistan IX
Cuba S   Malaysia VIII   Thailand IX
Cyprus S   Maldives Sbis   Timor-Leste Ster
Czech Republic VI   Mali Ster   Togo Ster
      Malta Sbis   Tonga Sbis
Democratic People's Republic of Korea Sbis   Marshall Islands Sbis   Trinidad and Tobago S
Democratic Republic of the Congo Ster   Mauritania Ster   Tunisia S
Denmark IV   Mauritius Sbis   Turkey VIbis
Djibouti Ster   Mexico IVbis   Turkmenistan IX
Dominica Sbis   Micronesia (Federated States of) Sbis    Tuvalu  Ster
Dominican Republic S   Monaco VII  
      Mongolia Sbis   Uganda Ster
Ecuador S   Montenegro IX   Ukraine IX
Egypt IX   Morocco S   United Arab Emirates IX
El Salvador Sbis   Mozambique Ster   United Kingdom I
Equatorial Guinea Sbis   Myanmar  Ster   United Republic of Tanzania Ster
Eritrea Ster         United States of America I
Estonia IX   Namibia Sbis   Uruguay S
Eswatini Sbis   Nepal Ster    Uzbekistan IX
Ethiopia Ster   Netherlands III  
      New Zealand VI   Vanuatu Ster
Fiji Sbis   Nicaragua Sbis   Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) IX
Finland IV   Niger Ster    Viet Nam   S
France I   Nigeria IX  
      Niue Ster    Yemen  Ster
Gabon Sbis   North Macedonia VIII  
Gambia Ster   Norway   IV   Zambia Ster
Georgia IX          Zimbabwe Sbis

(Total: 193 States)

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1 The unitary contribution system established with effect from January 1, 1994, replaced the separate contribution systems of WIPO and the six Contribution-financed Unions, that is, each State pays one contribution, irrespective of whether it is a member of WIPO or of one or more of the Contribution-financed Unions. Under the unitary contribution system, there are the following classes corresponding to the units of contribution indicated between parentheses: I (25), II (20), III (15), IV (10), IVbis (7.5), V (5), VI (3), VIbis (2), VII (1), VIII (1/2), IX (1/4), S (1/8), Sbis (1/16) and Ster (1/32).

2 Serbia is the continuing State from Serbia and Montenegro as from June 3, 2006.