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MEETINGS 2007

7-8 February
9-10 May
27 July
9 October
21 November
18-19 December

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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 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

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

IV.    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 and WT/GC/100, WT/MIN(05)/9)  — Statement by the Chairman

V.    Article 27.4 of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures — Draft Decision (G/SCM/120)

VI.    Rules of Origin — Harmonization Work Programme — Statement by the Chairperson of the Committee on Rules of Origin

VII.   Transparency for Preferential Trade Arrangements  — Statement by the Chairman of the Committee on Trade and Development

VIII.    Committee on Budget, Finance and Administration

A. Report of the Committee on its meeting of May 2007 (WT/BFA/96)

B. Recommendations of the Committee following its meeting of July 2007 (WT/BFA/97)

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

A. Introduction of Harmonized System 1996 changes into WTO schedules of tariff concessions — Requests for extensions of waivers:
  

(i)    Argentina (G/L/815 and G/C/W/576)

(ii)   Panama (G/L/816 and G/C/W/575)
  

B.    United States — Former Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands — Request for extension of waiver (G/C/W/570/Rev.1)
  

C.    Mongolia — Accession Commitment on Export of Raw Cashmere — Request for waiver (G/C/W/571 and G/C/W/580)
  

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

(i)   Preferential tariff treatment for least-developed countries, granted on 15 June 1999 until 30 June 2009 (WT/L/304)
(ii)    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)

(iii)  Albania — Implementation of specific concessions, granted on 26 May 2005 until 1 January 2009 (WT/L/610)

(iv)  European Communities — 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/688)


  

Other business

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Footnote:

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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