Mozambique has become a member state of ARIPO and with effect from 8 May 2000 may be designated in any ARIPO patent application, including PCT applications entering the ARIPO regional phase (notwithstanding that Mozambique was not a member of ARIPO when the relevant PCT international application was filed).

Furthermore, on 18 February 2000 Mozambique deposited its instrument of accession to the PCT and will become bound by the PCT on 18 May 2000. Consequently, in any PCT international application filed on or after 18 May 2000, Mozambique may be designated and because it will be bound by Chapter II of the PCT, may also be elected.