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20-21 October
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17 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.

  1. Report by the Chairman of the Trade Negotiations Committee
  2. Work Programme on Small Economies — Report by the Chairman of the Dedicated Session of the Committee on Trade and Development
  3. 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
  4. Seventh Session of the Ministerial Conference — Communication from Uruguay (WT/GC/W/599) — Statement by the Chairman
    1. Date and venue — Draft decision (WT/GC/W/601)
    2. Election of officers
  5. The Economic and Financial Crisis and its repercussions on Trade — Communication from Argentina (WT/GC/W/602)
  6. Possible further action by WTO Members in response to the financial crisis — Communication from Chile, Colombia, Hong Kong China, Israel, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand and Turkey (WT/GC/118) — Communication from Colombia, Costa Rica, Hong Kong China, Malaysia, Mexico, New  Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey and Uruguay (WT/GC/W/604)
  7. Waivers under Article IX of the WTO Agreement 1
    1. United States — Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act — Request for renewal of waiver (G/C/W/611 and Corr .1)
    2. United States — African Growth and Opportunity Act — Request for waiver (G/C/W/612 and Corr .1)
    3. United States — Andean Trade Preference Act — Request for renewal of waiver (G/C/W/613 and Corr .1)
    4. Procedures leading to the verification and certification of harmonized system 1996 changes relating to the schedules of 64 Members — Draft decision (G/C/W/619)
    5. Introduction of harmonized system 1996 changes into WTO schedules of tariff concessions — Requests for waiver extensions:
      1. Argentina (G/C/W/616)
      2. Panama (G/C/W/617)
    6. Preferential tariff treatment for least-developed countries — Request for extension of waiver (G/C/W/620)
  8. International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO — Report of the Joint Advisory Group on its Forty-Second Session (ITC/AG(XLII)/225)
  9. Committee on Budget, Finance and Administration
    1. Report of the Committee on its meeting of March 2009 (WT/BFA/109)
    2. Report of the Committee on its meeting of May 2009 (WT/BFA/110)
  10. WTO Pension Plan — Election of an alternate to the Management Board — Proposal by the Chairman of the General Council (WT/GC/W/600)

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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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