GENERAL COUNCIL:

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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

This is a standing Item on the Agenda. The Director-General will report, in his capacity as Chairman of the TNC, on activities in this area since his last report in February.

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

Under this standing Item, the Chairman of the Dedicated Session of the CTD will report on the progress of work in the Work Programme on Small Economies.

III. Committee on Budget, Finance And Administration — Report on meeting of March 2010

The Chairman of the Budget Committee will present the Committee's report on its meeting in March (WT/BFA/115), and seek the Council's approval of the specific recommendation in paragraph 25 of that report.

IV. The financial and economic crisis and the role of the WTO — Communication from Argentina, Ecuador and India — Statement by the Chairman

The Chairman will report on the consultations he has been holding on the best way forward concerning the proposal in the communication from Argentina, Ecuador and India (WT/GC/W/617 and Add.1), in line with what was agreed in this respect by the Council in February.

V. Implementation of the Transparency Mechanism for Regional Trade Agreements on a permanent basis — Communication from China, India and Pakistan

The co-sponsors will introduce their proposal in WT/GC/W/621.

VI. Harmonization Work Programme under the Agreement on Rules Of Origin — The way forward — Communication from China, India and Pakistan

The co-sponsors will introduce their proposal in WT/GC/W/622 and Add.1.

VII. Request by the Syrian Arab Republic to accede to the WTO — Communication from Egypt on behalf of the Arab Group.

This Item is included on the Council's Agenda at the request of Egypt on behalf of the Arab Group (WT/GC/127).

 

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