Ruggiero's speeches, 1995-99
report concerned the results so far of consultations
regarding concerns expressed by developing countries on
implementation of the following WTO Agreements: sanitary
and phytosanitary measures, technical barriers to trade,
agriculture, customs valuation, rules of origin,
subsidies, services and trade-related intellectual
property rights (TRIPS).
welcomed the spirit of constructive engagement by all
parties in the consultations, and expressed confidence in
the transparent and inclusive manner in which the
Chairman and the Director-General were conducting the
process. Many looked forward to a fuller package of
results in December.
developing countries underlined the importance of also
dealing with implementation issues in other agreements,
including on anti-dumping, textiles and clothing and
trade-related investment measures (TRIMs).
the end of the meeting, the General Council took note of
the report and referred to the relevant WTO bodies issues
identified in the report as being appropriate for their
action. It invited the Chairman and the Director-General
to continue their consultations and report to members in
advance of the next Special Session scheduled for 18-19