Ministers decide to
recommend that the Council for Trade in Services at its first meeting adopt the decision
set out below.
for Trade in Services,
account the specific nature of the obligations and specific commitments of the Agreement,
and of trade in services, with respect to dispute settlement under Articles XXII and
roster of panellists shall be established to assist in the selection of panellists.
this end, Members may suggest names of individuals possessing the qualifications referred
to in paragraph 3 for inclusion on the roster, and shall provide a curriculum vitae of
their qualifications including, if applicable, indication of sector-specific expertise.
shall be composed of well-qualified governmental and/or non-governmental individuals who
have experience in issues related to the General Agreement on Trade in Services and/or
trade in services, including associated regulatory matters. Panellists shall serve in
their individual capacities and not as representatives of any government or organisation.
for disputes regarding sectoral matters shall have the necessary expertise relevant to the
specific services sectors which the dispute concerns.
Secretariat shall maintain the roster and shall develop procedures for its administration
in consultation with the Chairman of the Council.