GENERAL COUNCIL:

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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 (WT/COMTD/SE/6)

III. Follow-up to the Hong Kong Ministerial Declaration — Report by the Director-General on the Development Assistance Aspects of Cotton (WT/GC/120WT/CFMC/DG/3)

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, WT/GC/100, WT/MIN(05)/9) — Statement by the chairman

V. The financial and economic crisis and the role of the WTO — Communication from Argentina and Ecuador (WT/GC/W/609)

VI. Seventh Session of the Ministerial Conference

A. Statement by the Chairman

(i) TRIPS non-violation and situation complaints (IP/C/52/Add.1)
(ii) E-Commerce (WT/GC/W/613)

B. Request for observer status by Palestine at the Seventh Session of the Ministerial Conference (WT/L/775)

VII. Review of WTO activities
Reports of:

(i) General Council (WT/GC/W/612), Dispute Settlement Body (WT/DSB/49 and Add.1), and Trade Policy Review Body (WT/TPR/249)
(ii) Sectoral Councils (G/L/911, S/C/32 and IP/C/52 and Add.1)
(iii) Committees on Trade and Development (WT/COMTD/70), Trade and Environment (WT/CTE/16), Balance-of-Payments Restrictions (WT/BOP/R/96), Budget, Finance and Administration (WT/BFA/113), and Regional Trade Agreements (WT/REG/20)
(iv) Working Groups on Trade, Debt and Finance (WT/WGTDF/8) and Trade and Transfer of Technology (WT/WGTTT/11)
(v) Committees under the Plurilateral Trade Agreements (GPA/103, WT/L/773)

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