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The US welcomed the panel's analysis. However, it strongly disagreed
with the panel's discussion on the obligations of GATS Article XVI:2
concluding that “a specific provision in Mexico's GATS schedule allowed
Mexico to prohibit the supply of cross-border services using leased
capacity in Mexico”. The US also informed the DSB of its agreement with
Mexico concerning the steps and the reasonable period of time for
Mexico stated that, while strongly concerned with some of the panel's
findings and recommendations — especially the interpretation of Mexico's
commitments under the GATS — it would not appeal, in the light of the
agreement reached with the United Stated on actions to comply with the
Mexico added that the flaws in some of the panel's reasoning and findings
were particularly important in light of the ongoing services negotiations.
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The next regular meeting of the DSB
will take place on 22 June 2004.
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