to recommend that the Council for Trade in Services at
its first meeting adopt the decision set out below.
Council for Trade in Services,
that measures necessary to protect the environment may
conflict with the provisions of the Agreement; and
that since measures necessary to protect the environment
typically have as their objective the protection of
human, animal or plant life or health, it is not clear
that there is a need to provide for more than is
contained in paragraph (b) of Article XIV;
In order to determine whether any modification of Article
XIV of the Agreement is required to take account of such
measures, to request the Committee on Trade and
Environment to examine and report, with recommendations
if any, on the relationship between services trade and
the environment including the issue of sustainable
development. The Committee shall also examine the
relevance of inter-governmental agreements on the
environment and their relationship to the Agreement.
The Committee shall report the results of its work to the
first biennial meeting of the Ministerial Conference
after the entry into force of the Agreement Establishing
the World Trade Organization.