On 21 September 2018, the WTO announced that The Bahamas had committed to reactivating and accelerating its WTO accession process after six years of impasse. The third meeting of the Working Party on the Accession of The Bahamas, was held on 21 September. The Bahamas intends to secure WTO membership by the end of 2019. The WTO said that The Bahamas is the last nation in the Americas still outside the WTO.