Examples of inconsistent measures, as spelled out in the Annex's Illustrative List, include local content or trade balancing requirements. The Agreement contains transitional arrangements allowing Members to maintain notified TRIMs for a limited time following the entry into force of the WTO (two years in the case of developed country Members, five years for developing country Members, and seven years for least-developed country Members). The Agreement also establishes a Committee on TRIMs to monitor the operation and implementation of these commitments.
What are trade-related investment measures?
Understanding the TRIMS Agreement — a historical and technical explanation
Doha mandate: Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIMs) in the 2001
ministerial decision on implementation
of the TRIMs Agreement
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Find decisions of WTO bodies concerning the TRIMs Agreement in the Analytical Index — Guide to WTO Law
on TRIMs in the WTO, and official documents
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Cooperation Handbook on Notification Requirements (Document
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of relevant publications (Article 6.2) (Document
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on dispute settlement involving the TRIMs agreement (Document
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