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MEETINGS 2009

3-4 February
29-30 April
26-27 May
28-29 July
20-21 October
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. Report by the Chairman of the Trade Negotiations Committee

II. Work programme on small economies — Report by the Chairman of the dedicated session of the Committee on Trade and Development

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

IV. Aid for trade — Report by the Director-General on the Second Global Review

V. 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

VI. Seventh Session of the Ministerial Conference

A. Statement by the Chairman
B. Systemic improvements of the WTO — Proposals by India (WT/GC/W/605)

VII. Committee on Balance-of-Payments restrictions

A. Consultations with Ecuador (WT/BOP/R/91)
B. Consultations with Ukraine (WT/BOP/R/93)
C. Note on meeting of June 2009 — Draft decision on participation in the Committee (WT/BOP/R/92/REV.1)

VIII. Waivers under Article IX of the WTO Agreement 1

A. Cape Verde — Implementation of the schedule of concessions —  Requests for waivers (G/C/W/622)

B. Review of waivers pursuant to article IX:4 of the WTO agreement

(I)     LDCs — Article 70.9 of the Trips Agreement with respect to pharmaceutical products, granted on 8 July 2002 until 1 January 2016 (WT/L/478)
(II)    European Communities — Preferences for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, granted on 28 July 2006 until 31 December 2011 (WT/L/654, WT/L/763)
(III)   United States — Former Territory of the Pacific Islands, granted on 27 July 2007 until 31 December 2016 (WT/L/694, WT/L/762)
(IV)    Mongolia — Export duties on raw cashmere, granted on 27 July 2007 until 29 January 2012 (WT/L/695)
(V)     European Communities — Application of autonomous preferential treatment to Moldova, granted on 7 May 2008 until 31 December 2013 (WT/L/722, WT/L/764)
 

IX. Committee on budget, finance and administration — Report on meeting of July 2009 (WT/BFA/111)

X. WTO Pension Plan — Amendments to the regulations of the pension plan (WT/GC/W/606)

  

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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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