facilitation work in 2003
facilitation work in 2002
facilitation work in 2001
facilitation in the preparatory work for the Doha Ministerial
facilitation work in 2000
papers submitted until end of 2000
from mid-1998 until end of 1999
Facilitation in the preparatory work for the Seattle Ministerial
in the WTO until mid-1998
Following a series of consultations under the auspices of the General
Council, Members agreed to launch negotiations on Trade Facilitation in
a decision adopted on 1 August 2004 (1).
In line with the modalities for the negotiations set out in Annex D of
that decision, the Trade Negotiations Committee, at a session of 12
October, established a Negotiating Group on Trade Facilitation and
appointed its Chair.
A first meeting of the Negotiating Group was held soon thereafter (15
November), leading to the adoption of a Work Plan and schedule of
Members also agreed to invite relevant international organizations to
attend formal sessions of the Group on an ad hoc basis. A second
meeting took place on 22 and 23 November. It saw Members engage in an
educational and stocktaking process, with contributions also being
made on the agreed agenda of the Group.
WT/L/579, Decision adopted by the General Council on 1 August 2004.
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