Post-Uruguay Round negotiations on basic telecommunications

The Ministerial Decision on negotiations of basic telecommunications, adopted in Marrakesh on 15 April 1994, allowed negotiations on basic telecommunications to continue beyond the conclusion of the Uruguay Round. As a result, the talks resumed in May 1994 and ended in February 1997 with new commitments by 69 WTO members. These negotiations also resulted in the Reference Paper, a set of regulatory principles for participants to consider adopting in their schedules of basic telecommunications commitments. Further information on the Reference Paper.