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Specific and differentiated provisions in legal texts: 3. Pending the entry into force of this Agreement, the texts of this Agreement and of the multilateral trade agreements shall be deposited with the Director-General of the PARTIES to GATT 1947. The Director-General shall immediately transmit to each Government and to the European Communities which have accepted this Agreement a certified copy of this Agreement and of the multilateral trade agreements together with a notification of any acceptance of the Agreement. This Agreement and any multilateral trade agreements and amendments thereto shall be deposited with the Director-General of the WTO upon the entry into force of this Agreement. 2. While assisting Members in settling disputes upon request, it may also be necessary to provide additional legal and dispute settlement assistance to developing country Members. To this end, the Secretariat shall provide each developing country Member, upon request, with a qualified legal expert from the WTO`s technical cooperation services. This expert will assist the developing country Member in order to ensure the continued impartiality of the Secretariat. 4. All such requests for consultations shall be communicated to the Dispute Settlement Body and to the relevant councils and committees by the Member requesting consultations. Any request for consultation shall be made in writing and shall state the reasons on which it is based, including an indication of the measures in question and the legal basis for the complaint.
3. If the provisions of another covered agreement concerning the actions of regional or local governments or authorities in the territory of a Member contain provisions other than those of this paragraph, the provisions of that other covered agreement shall prevail.back to text The texts reproduced in this section do not have the status of original documents entrusted to and maintained at the WTO Secretariat in Geneva. 10. For recommendations in cases other than a violation of GATT 1994 or any other failing agreement, see Article 26. Return to text 9. The Member concerned shall be the party to the dispute to which the recommendations of the panel or the Appellate Body are addressed. back to text Documents Online is a separate installation www.wto.org the main website, so it runs in its own browser window and has its own search engine. Since then, negotiations have resulted in other legal texts such as the Information Technology Agreement, Services and Accession Protocols. Further negotiations were launched at the Doha Ministerial Conference in November 2001.
2. This paragraph shall also apply to disputes in respect of which panel reports have not been adopted or fully implemented. Return to text 1. The task of the secretariat is to assist the bodies, including on legal, historical and procedural matters relating to the issues dealt with, and to provide administrative and technical support. Download full text in: > Word format (9 pages; 138KB) > pdf format (11 pages; 144KB) The WTO agreements are often referred to as the Final Act of the Uruguay Round of Trade Negotiations 19861994, although the Final Act is strictly speaking the first of the agreements. You can download these texts as WordPerfect or PDF files. 14. The list contained in the MTN document. Document GNS/W/120 identifies eleven sectors.
Return to text 4. Whereas the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 set out in Annex 1A (hereinafter referred to as `GATT 1994`) differs in law from the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade of 30 October 1947 annexed to the Final Act adopted at the end of the second session of the Preparatory Committee for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Employment, as subsequently amended or amended (hereinafter referred to as `GATT 1947`). This Annex contains the full text of the General Agreement, together with all amendments that have entered into force since its entry into force. For the convenience of the reader, asterisks indicate the parts of the text to be read in conjunction with the notes and additional provisions of Annex I to the Agreement. 1. The WTO shall have the legal personality and legal capacity of each of its Members necessary for the performance of its tasks. 10. In consultations concerning action by a developing country Member, the Parties may agree to extend the deadlines set out in paragraphs 7 and 8 of Article 4.
If, within the time limit, the parties to the consultation fail to agree that the consultations have been completed, the Chair of the Dispute Settlement Body shall, after consulting the parties, decide whether and, if so, how long the period concerned shall be extended. Moreover, when considering a complaint against a developing country Member, the Panel shall allow sufficient time for the developing country Member to prepare and present its arguments. Measures taken pursuant to this paragraph shall be without prejudice to Articles 20(1) and 21(4). (2) An application for the establishment of an organization shall be made in writing. It indicates whether consultations have taken place, identifies the specific measures in question and provides a brief summary of the legal basis of the complaint, sufficient to clarify the problem. If the applicant requests the establishment of a body with a mandate other than the standard mandate, the written request shall contain the proposed text of the specific mandate. 2. The agreements and instruments thereunder listed in Annexes 1, 2 and 3 (hereinafter referred to as “multilateral trade agreements”) shall form an integral part of this Agreement and shall be binding on all Members.
5. At the request of the complaining Party, a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body shall be convened for this purpose within 15 days of the request, provided that the meeting is announced at least 10 days in advance. Return to text 1. The International Milk Agreement and the International Agreement on Bovine Meat and Beef were denounced at the end of 1997. Let`s go back to the text. Done at Marrakesh this fifteenth day of April in the year one thousand nine hundred and ninety-four, in a single copy in the English, French and Spanish languages, each of these texts being authentic. 6. Where customs unions or common markets have become parties to disputes, this provision shall apply to citizens of all Member States of customs unions or common markets. Return to text 4. Return to text 7.
The Appellate Body will receive appropriate administrative and legal support as necessary. (13) The Appellate Body may confirm, modify or reverse the Panel`s legal findings and conclusions. 13. The term “arbitrator” must be interpreted as referring to either an individual or a group. Return to text 3. The agreements and related legal instruments listed in Annex 4 (hereinafter referred to as “plurilateral trade agreements”) shall also form part of this Agreement and shall be binding on Members that have accepted them. Plurilateral trade agreements do not create obligations or rights for Members that have not accepted them. 6. The appeal shall be limited to the legal issues addressed in the panel report and to the legal interpretations prepared by the panel. 7. If no meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body is convened within that period at a time that would allow the requirements of paragraphs 1 and 4 of Article 16 to be met, a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body shall be held for that purpose.back to text 1. The Dispute Settlement Body shall be deemed to have decided by consensus on a matter submitted to it for consideration if no member present at the meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body formally objects to the proposed decision.
Return to text The list of rules and procedures in this Annex contains provisions for which only part of the provision may be relevant in this context. 12. If the parties fail to agree on an arbitrator within ten days of referral to arbitration, the arbitrator shall be appointed by the Director General within ten days of consultation with the parties. Return to text 1. The WTO shall constitute the common institutional framework for the conduct of trade relations among its Members with respect to the agreements and related legal instruments listed in the Annexes to this Agreement. 2. Nothing in this Article prevents a Party from requiring the importation of a good at any time: each Party that applies restrictions on the importation of a good referred to in subparagraph (c) shall make public the quantity or total value of the good that may be imported in a specified future period and any change in that quantity or value. In addition, the restrictions applied in point (i) may not be such as to reduce total imports in relation to total domestic production in relation to the ratio which could reasonably exist between the two in the absence of restrictions.