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9-10 May
27 July
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21 November
18-19 December

This document has been prepared under the Secretariat's own responsibility and is without prejudice to the positions of Members or to their rights or obligations under the WTO.

I.     Accession of Cape Verde — Report of the Working Party (WT/ACC/CPV/30 and Add. 1 and 2)  back to top

II.    Liberia — Request for Accession (WT/ACC/LBR/1)  back to top

III.   China — Transitional Review Under Section 18.2 of the Protocol of Accession to the WTO Agreement (WT/GC/113, G/L/844, S/C/29, IP/C/47, WT/BOP/R/87)  back to top

IV.   Report by the Chairman of the Trade Negotiations Committee    back to top

V.    Work Programme on Small Economies — Report by the Chairman of the Dedicated Session of the Committee on Trade and Development  back to top

VI.   Work Programme on Special and Differential Treatment  back to top

A. Report by the Chairman of the Special Session of the Committee on Trade and Development

B. Reports by Chairpersons of other WTO Bodies to whom special and differential treatment proposals have been referred

VII.   Follow-up to the 1 August 2004 General Council Decision and the Hong Kong Ministerial Declaration on the Doha Work Programme — Statement by the Director-General on the Development Assistance Aspects of Cotton  back to top

VIII.  Non-recognition of rights under Article XXIV:6 and Article XXVIII of GATT 1994 — Communications from Honduras and Guatemala (WT/GC/85, WT/GC/90 and Corr.1, WT/GC/100, WT/MIN(05)/9) — Statement by the Chairman  back to top

IX.   Review of the exemption provided under paragraph 3 of GATT 1994 (WT/L/680, WT/GC/W/580)  back to top

X.    Initial Review of the Transparency Mechanism for Regional Trade Agreements — Statement by the Chairman of the Negotiating Group on Rules   back to top

XI.   Transparency for preferential Trade arrangements — Statement by the Chairman of the Committee on Trade and Development   back to top

XII.  TRIPS Council Matters  back to top

A. Review under paragraph 8 of the Decision on the Implementation of Paragraph 6 of the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health (WT/L/540 and Corr.1) — Report of the Council for Trips (IP/C/46)

B. Proposal for a decision on an extension of the period for the acceptance by Members of the protocol amending the TRIPS Agreement (IP/C/45)

XIII.  Committee on Budget, Finance and Administration — Report of the Committee on its meetings of November and December 2007 (WT/BFA/101)  back to top

XIV.  Waivers under Article IX of the WTO Agreement(1)  back to top

A. Introduction of Harmonized System 2002 changes into WTO schedules of tariff concessions — Draft decision (G/C/W/585/Rev.1)

B. Introduction of Harmonized System 2007 changes into WTO schedules of tariff concessions — Draft decision (G/C/W/584)

C. Review of waivers pursuant to Article IX:4 of the WTO Agreement

(i). EC — The ACP-EC Partnership Agreement, granted on 14 November 2001 until 31 December 2007 (WT/L/436, WT/L/707)

(ii). Kimberley Process Certification Scheme for rough diamonds, granted on 15 December 2006 until 31 December 2012 (WT/L/676)

(iii). Canada — CARIBCAN, granted on 15 December 2006, from 1 January 2007 until 31 December 2011 (WT/L/677, WT/L/705)

(iv). Cuba — Article XV:6 of GATT 1994, granted on 15 December 2006 until 31 December 2011 (WT/L/678, WT/L/708)

XV.   International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO — Report of the Joint Advisory Group on its Fortieth Session (ITC/AG(XL)/214)  back to top

XVI.  WTO Pension Plan   back to top

A. Election of Chairman and Members to the Management Board — Proposal by the Chairman of the General Council (WT/GC/W/581)

B. Annual Report of the Management Board for 2006 (WT/L/706)

XVII.  Appointment of Officers to WTO Bodies — Announcement by the Chairman pursuant to paragraph 7.1(a) of the guidelines (WT/L/510)  back to top

XVIII. Review of WTO Activities  back to top

Reports of:

(i). General Council (WT/GC/W/582), Dispute Settlement Body (WT/DSB/43 and Add.1), and Trade Policy Review Body (WT/TPR/213)

(ii). Sectoral Councils (G/L/845, S/C/28 and IP/C/48)

(iii). Committees on Trade and Development (WT/COMTD/64), Trade and Environment (WT/CTE/14), Balance-of-Payments Restrictions (WT/BOP/R/88), Budget, Finance and Administration (WT/BFA/100), and Regional Trade Agreements (WT/REG/18)

(iv). Working Groups on Trade, Debt and Finance (WT/WGTDF/6) and Trade and Transfer of Technology (WT/WGTTT/9)

(v). Committees under the Plurilateral Trade Agreements (GPA/92, WT/L/701)

Other business  back to top

1.   In connection with this Item, the attention of Members is drawn to the Decision-Making Procedures under Articles IX and XII of the WTO Agreement agreed by the General Council on 15 November 1995 (WT/L/93).  back to text

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