GENERAL COUNCIL: DECISION OF 28 NOVEMBER 2014
28 November 2014
General Council Decision of 27 November 2014
The General Council,
Having regard to paragraph 1 of Article IX of the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (the "WTO Agreement");
Conducting the functions of the Ministerial Conference in the interval between meetings pursuant to paragraph 2 of Article IV of the WTO Agreement;
Noting the Bali Ministerial Declaration of 7 December 2013 in WT/MIN(13)/DEC dated 11 December 2013 (hereinafter referred to as the "Bali Declaration");
Given the need to extend the deadline mandated in paragraph 1.11 of the Bali Declaration for the preparation of a clearly defined work program on the remaining Doha Development Agenda issues;
Reaffirming all the Ministerial Declarations and Decisions adopted at Bali and the full commitment of all Members to give effect to them;
Decides as follows:
— Work shall resume immediately and all Members shall engage constructively on the implementation of all the Bali Ministerial Decisions in the relevant WTO bodies, including on the preparation of a clearly defined work program on the remaining DDA issues as mandated in paragraph 1.11 of the Bali Declaration.
— As per paragraph 1.11 of the Bali Declaration, Members agree that the issues of the Bali package where legally binding outcomes could not be achieved, including LDC issues, shall be pursued on priority.
— The deadline for agreeing on the work program mandated in the Bali Declaration shall be July 2015.