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General Council Meeting of 27-28 July 2006



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MEETINGS 2006

8-9 February
15 May
27-28 July
10 October
7 November
14-15 December

 

Proposed agenda  back to top

I.    Report by the Chairman of the Trade Negotiations Committee
  

II.   Outstanding implementation issues under paragraph 12(b) of the Doha Ministerial Declaration — Review of progress and any appropriate action as provided for in paragraph 39 of the Hong Kong Ministerial Declaration
  

III.   Accession of Tonga — Extension of time limit for acceptance of protocol of accession (WT/GC/107, WT/GC/W/567)
  

IV.   Follow-up to the 1 August 2004 General Council Decision and the Hong Kong Ministerial Declaration on the Doha Work Programme — Statement by the Director-General on the development assistance aspects of cotton  

V.    Enhanced Integrated Framework — Statement by the Chairman of the Integrated Framework Task Force
  

VI.   Aid for Trade

A.    Report of the Task Force established pursuant to paragraph 57 of the Hong Kong Ministerial Declaration
  

B.    Statement by the Director-General
  

VII.   Committee on Agriculture — Implementation-related issues — Report to the General Council (G/AG/16/ADD.1)
  

VIII.   Work Programme on Small Economies — Report
  

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

IX.   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
  

X.    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

XI.    Rules of Origin — Harmonization Work Programme — Statement by the Chairman

XII.   Committee on budget, finance and administration — Report of the Committee on its meeting of June 2006 (WT/BFA/87)

XIII.  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/769 and G/C/W/547)

(ii)   Panama (G/L/768 and G/C/W/546)
  

B.    Senegal — Customs Valuation Agreement — Request for extension of waiver (WT/L/571; G/C/W/523; G/C/W/524; G/C/W/551)
  

C.    European Communities — Autonomous preferential treatment to the countries of the Western Balkans — Request for extension of waiver (G/C/W/552; G/C/W/556)
  

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

(iii)  Kimberley process certification scheme for rough diamonds, granted on 15 May 2003 until 31 December 2006 (WT/L/518)

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

XIV.  International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO — Report of the Joint Advisory Group on its Thirty-ninth Session (ITC/AG/(XXXIX)/208)

  

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