Wto Legal Texts

The texts repro­du­ced in this sec­tion do not have the legal vali­di­ty of the ori­gi­nal docu­ments ent­rus­ted and kept at the WTO Secre­ta­ri­at in Gen­e­va. The WTO Agree­ments are often refer­red to as the Final Act of the Uru­gu­ay Round of 19861994 Trade Nego­tia­ti­ons, alt­hough the Final Act is strict­ly spea­king the first of the agree­ments. You can down­load the­se texts as Word­Per­fect or PDF files. Spe­ci­fic and dif­fe­ren­tia­ted pro­vi­si­ons in legal texts: reco­gni­ti­on of the legal capa­ci­ty of the WTO to car­ry out its tasks (WTO VIII:1) Nego­tia­ti­ons sin­ce then 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. 5. Pri­or to the adop­ti­on of the WTO Agree­ment, par­ti­ci­pan­ts that are not Par­ties to the Gene­ral Agree­ment on Tariffs and Trade must have alre­a­dy con­cluded nego­tia­ti­ons for acces­si­on to the Gene­ral Agree­ment and beco­me Par­ties to this Agree­ment. For par­ti­ci­pan­ts which are not par­ties to the GATT at the time of the Final Act, the sche­du­les are not defi­ni­ti­ve and are sub­se­quent­ly sup­ple­men­ted for the pur­po­ses of their acces­si­on to the GATT and their accep­tance of the WTO Agree­ment. Data available from Janu­ary 2003. All con­di­ti­ons, limi­ta­ti­ons and limi­ta­ti­ons of the fol­lo­wing obli­ga­ti­ons are limi­t­ed to exis­ting non-con­forming measures.

imme­dia­te con­tri­bu­ti­on to expen­dit­u­re (WTO VII:4) GATT 1947, con­ti­nui­ty with: see GATT 1947 decis­i­ons, pro­ce­du­res and prac­ti­ces (WTO XVI:1); GATT 1947 (inclu­ding amend­ments), con­ti­nui­ty of the WTO with par­ti­ci­pan­ts in the Uru­gu­ay Round It was agreed that this approach could be appli­ed sub­ject to the fol­lo­wing con­di­ti­ons: GATT 1947 and: see GATT 1947 (inclu­ding amend­ments), con­ti­nui­ty in the WTO with spe­ci­fic dead­lines for writ­ten submissions/compliance, Need for Online Docu­ments (DSU 12.5) is a sepa­ra­te func­tion www.wto.org the main web­site, so it works in its own brow­ser win­dow and has its own search engi­ne. GATT 1947 wai­vers still in force (GATT 1994, 1(b)(iii)) Film: see cine­ma­to­gra­phic film, screen quo­tas (GATT IV); Cine­ma­to­gra­phic Works and Copy­right Pro­tec­tion (TRIPS 11) have agreed through their repre­sen­ta­ti­ves as fol­lows: Most of the WTO agree­ments are the result of the 1986/94 Uru­gu­ay Round nego­tia­ti­ons signed at the Mar­ra­kesh Minis­te­ri­al Mee­ting in April 1994. The­re are about 60 agree­ments and decis­i­ons with a total length of 550 pages. unfo­re­seen deve­lo­p­ments: see safe­guard mea­su­res (SG/GATT XIX), Con­di­ti­ons (EC 2), such as increased quan­ti­ties due to unfo­re­seen deve­lo­p­ments (GATT XIX:1(a)) 3. The repre­sen­ta­ti­ves agree that it is desi­ra­ble to accept the WTO Agree­ment by all par­ti­ci­pan­ts in the Uru­gu­ay Round of mul­ti­la­te­ral trade nego­tia­ti­ons (her­ein­af­ter refer­red to as “the par­ti­ci­pan­ts”) with a view to its ent­ry into force on 1 Janu­ary 1995 or as soon as pos­si­ble the­re­af­ter. By the end of 1994 at the latest, Minis­ters will meet in accordance with the last para­graph of the Pun­ta del Este Minis­te­ri­al Decla­ra­ti­on to deci­de on the inter­na­tio­nal imple­men­ta­ti­on of the results, inclu­ding the date of their ent­ry into force. bet­ween the ori­gi­nal con­trac­ting par­ties to GATT 1947 (WTO XIII:2) Deve­lo­ping count­ries, in par­ti­cu­lar least-deve­lo­ped count­ries, will bene­fit from grea­ter fle­xi­bi­li­ty in the imple­men­ta­ti­on of cer­tain WTO rules. For agri­cul­tu­re: tariffs, com­bi­na­ti­ons of duties and quo­tas, export sub­si­dies and cer­tain types of dome­stic sup­port. Each Mem­ber shall include in its Sche­du­le exis­ting mono­po­ly rights for finan­cial ser­vices and shall endea­vour to eli­mi­na­te or redu­ce their scope.

Not­wi­th­stan­ding point (b) of the first sub­pa­ra­graph of the Annex on Finan­cial Ser­vices (LINK), this para­graph shall app­ly to the acti­vi­ties refer­red to in point (b)(iii) of the first sub­pa­ra­graph of the Annex. (LINK) FAO Prin­ci­ples on Sur­plus Dis­po­sal and Advi­so­ry Obli­ga­ti­ons, Appli­ca­bi­li­ty (GA 10.4(b)) CONT­ACT: World Trade Orga­niza­ti­on, rue de Lau­sanne 154, CH-1211 Gen­e­va 21, Switz­er­land Streng­thening the Glo­bal Eco­no­my (WTO Pre­am­ble), Mar­ra­kesh Decla­ra­ti­on (MD 1) 1.