URUGUAY ROUND AGREEMENT
Decision on Institutional Arrangements for the General Agreement on Trade in Services
Ministers decide to recommend that the Council for Trade in Services at its first meeting adopt the decision on subsidiary bodies set out below.
The Council for Trade in Services,
Acting pursuant to Article XXIV with a view to facilitating the operation and furthering the objectives of the General Agreement on Trade in Services,
Decides as follows:
1. Any subsidiary bodies that the Council may establish shall report to the Council annually or more often as necessary. Each such body shall establish its own rules of procedure, and may set up its own subsidiary bodies as appropriate.
2. Any sectoral committee shall carry out responsibilities as assigned to it by the Council, and shall afford Members the opportunity to consult on any matters relating to trade in services in the sector concerned and the operation of the sectoral annex to which it may pertain. Such responsibilities shall include:
(d) to provide a forum for technical discussions, to conduct
studies on measures of Members and to conduct examinations of any
other technical matters affecting trade in services in the sector
(e) to provide technical assistance to developing country Members
and developing countries negotiating accession to the Agreement
Establishing the World Trade Organization in respect of the
application of obligations or other matters affecting trade in
services in the sector concerned; and
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