GENERAL COUNCIL:

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MEETINGS 2009

3-4 February
29-30 April
26-27 May
28-29 July
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17 November
17 December

Note:
This document has been prepared under the Secretariat’s own responsibility and is without prejudice to the positions of Members or to their rights or obligations under the WTO.

I.    China — Transitional Review under Section 18.2 of the Protocol of Accession to the WTO Agreement (WT/GC/123, G/L/910, S/C/33, IP/C/55, WT/BOP/R/95, G/TBT/27, G/SPS/52)

II.   Report by the Chairman of the Trade Negotiations Committee

III.  Work Programme on Small Economies — Report by the Chairman of the Dedicated Session of the Committee on Trade and Development 

IV.  Work Programme on Special and Differential Treatment

A. Report by the Chairman of the Special Session of the Committee on Trade and Development

B. Reports by Chairpersons of other WTO Bodies to whom Special and Differential Treatment proposals have been referred

V.   Information on Geneva Agreement on Trade in bananas — Communication from Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, European Union, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (WT/GC/124)

VI.  Non-recognition of rights under Article XXIV:6 and Article XXVIII of GATT 1994 — Communications from Honduras and Guatemala (WT/GC/85, WT/GC/90 and corr.1, WT/GC/100, WT/MIN(05)/9) — Statement by the Chairman

VII. The financial and economic crisis and the role of the WTO — Communication from Argentina and Ecuador (WT/GC/W/617)

VIII. Accession of developing countries — Communication from Gabon on behalf of the informal group of developing countries (WT/GC/125)

IX.  Review of the exemption provided under Paragraph 3 of GATT 1994 (WT/L/746, WT/GC/W/616)

X.   Initial review of the transparency mechanism for regional trade arrangements — Statement by the Chairman of the Negotiating Group on Rules

XI.  Transparency for preferential Trade arrangements — Statement by the Chairman of the Committee on Trade and Development

XII. Committee on Budget, Finance and Administration — Report of the Committee on its meeting of November and December 2009 (WT/BFA/114)

XIII. Trips Council Matters

(a) Review under paragraph 8 of the Decision on the Implementation of Paragraph 6 of the Doha Declaration on the Trips Agreement and Public Health (WT/L/540 and corr.1) — Report of the Council for TRIPS (IP/C/53)

(b) Proposal for a decision on an extension of the period for the acceptance by Members of the protocol amending the Trips Agreement (IP/C/54)

XIV.  Waivers under Article IX of the WTO Agreement(1)

A. Introduction of Harmonized System 2002 changes into WTO schedules of tariff concessions — Draft decision (G/C/W/624)

B. Introduction of Harmonized System 2007 changes into WTO schedules of tariff concessions — Draft decision (G/C/W/625)

C. Review of waivers pursuant to Article IX:4 of the WTO Agreement

(i). Kimberley Process Certification Scheme for rough diamonds, granted on 15 December 2006 until 31 December 2012 (WT/L/676)

(ii). Canada — CARIBCAN, granted on 15 December 2006, from 1 January 2007 until 31 December 2011 (WT/L/677, WT/L/780)

(iii). Cuba — Article XV:6 of GATT 1994, granted on 15 December 2006 until 31 December 2011 (WT/L/678, WT/L/781)

XV.  Review of WTO Activities — Continuation

A. Reports of:

(I). Committees on Trade and Development (WT/COMTD/70/add.1), Budget, Finance and Administration (WT/BFA/113/ADD.1)

(II). Committee under the Plurilateral Trade Agreements (GPA/103/add.1)

XVI. WTO Pension Plan

Election of an alternate to the Management Board — Proposal by the Chairman of the General Council (WT/GC/W/618)

XVII. Appointment of Officers to WTO Bodies — Announcement by the Chairman pursuant to paragraph 7.1(a) of the guidelines (WT/L/510)

 

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Note:
1.   In connection with this Item, the attention of Members is drawn to the Decision-Making Procedures under Articles IX and XII of the WTO Agreement agreed by the General Council on 15 November 1995 (WT/L/93).  back to text

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