> Go to a basic explanation of the agreements. > . or a more technical list > abbreviations The original Agreement on Trade in Goods, which has now been incorporated into the GATT 1994 (see above) Explanatory notes These schedules contain the commitments made by each WTO Member to allow certain foreign goods or service suppliers access to their markets. Timetables are an integral part of the agreements. In the printed version, these tables include about 30,000 pages for all WTO Members. (d) those products are identified by the symbol ST Appendix 5 to Part I, Section I-B, of a Member`s Schedule annexed to the Marrakesh Protocol, which is subject to special treatment reflecting factors related to non-trade-related issues such as food security and environmental protection; and the “Final Act”, signed in Marrakech in 1994, is like a title note. Everything else is linked to it. First, there is the Agreement Establishing the WTO (or the WTO Agreement), which serves as a framework agreement. The Annex contains the Agreements on Goods, Services and Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement, the Trade Policy Review Mechanism and Plurilateral Agreements. Engagement plans are also part of the Uruguay Round agreements. 10.7 If a Member has reached agreement with one or more other countries on matters relating to technical regulations, standards or conformity assessment procedures that may have a significant impact on trade, at least one Party Member to the Agreement shall communicate to the other Members, through the Secretariat, the products covered by the Agreement and include a brief description of the Agreement. The members concerned are invited to enter into consultations with other members upon request in order to conclude similar agreements or to organize their participation in such agreements. Most WTO agreements are the result of the 1986/94 Uruguay Round negotiations, which were signed at the Marrakesh Ministerial Meeting in April 1994.
There are about 60 agreements and resolutions out of a total of 550 pages. 3. Citizens of the parties to the dispute shall not be active in a group of technical experts without the joint consent of the parties to the dispute, except in exceptional circumstances where the panel considers that the need for specialized scientific expertise cannot be met by any other means. Officials of the parties to the dispute may not belong to a group of technical experts. Members of technical expert panels perform their functions individually and not as representatives of the government or an organization. Governments or organizations are therefore not allowed to give them instructions on matters before a group of technical experts. 6.3 Members are encouraged to be prepared, at the request of other Members, to enter into negotiations with a view to concluding mutual recognition agreements on the results of each other`s conformity assessment procedures. Members may require that such agreements meet the criteria set out in paragraph 1 and provide mutual satisfaction with their potential to facilitate trade in the products concerned. (2) Members undertake to work towards the development of internationally agreed disciplines governing the granting of export credits, export credit guarantees or insurance programmes and, in accordance with such disciplines, to grant export credits, export credit guarantees or insurance programmes only in accordance with them. These are supplementary agreements negotiated after the Uruguay Round and annexed to the General Agreement on Trade in Services. There is no “first protocol”.
The corresponding engagement plans can be ordered in the online bookstore. WTO agreements are often referred to as the Final Act of the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations 19861994, although strictly speaking the Final Act is the first of the agreements. You can download these texts as WordPerfect or PDF files. 15.5 The Annexes to this Agreement shall form an integral part of this Agreement. (c) are generally determined for processed and/or prepared products by multiplying the specific customs equivalents for the primary agricultural product(s) by the value or actual share of the primary agricultural product(s) in the processed and/or prepared products, taking into account, where appropriate, any additional elements affecting the industry currently provide protection. (c) such aid is granted, as far as possible, in the form of a full grant or on terms no less favourable than those laid down in Article IV of the 1986 Food Aid Convention. . 2. Members from developing countries shall have the flexibility to implement reduction commitments over a maximum period of 10 years.
Members of the least developed countries are not required to make reduction commitments. A document that specifies the characteristics of the product or related production processes and methods, including applicable by-laws, compliance with which is mandatory. It may also contain terminology, symbol, packaging, labelling or labelling requirements, or may deal exclusively with how they apply to a product, process or production process. 5.3 Paragraphs 1 and 2 shall not prevent Members from carrying out appropriate spot checks in their territory. Recognizing that developing countries may encounter particular difficulties in the preparation and implementation of technical regulations, standards and procedures for assessing compliance with technical regulations and standards, and desiring to assist them in their efforts in this regard, 3. Support at national and sub-national levels is included. . 1. 15.4 No later than the end of the third year following the entry into force of the WTO Agreement and thereafter at the end of each three-year period, the Committee shall review the application and implementation of this Agreement, including the provisions on transparency, with a view to recommending an adjustment of the rights and obligations of this Agreement if necessary to ensure mutual economic benefit and the balance of rights and obligations.
without prejudice to Article 12. . .