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decide to recommend that the Council for Trade in Services at its
first meeting adopt the decision set out below.
Council for Trade in Services,
into 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 XXIII,
A roster of panelists shall be established to assist in the
selection of panelists.
To 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
Panels 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. Panelists shall serve in their individual capacities and not as
representatives of any government or organisation.
Panels for disputes regarding sectoral matters shall have the
necessary expertise relevant to the specific services sectors which
the dispute concerns.
The Secretariat shall maintain the roster and shall develop
procedures for its administration in consultation with the Chairman of
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