No no. The results of the sectoral negotiations are specific new commitments and/or exemptions for the sector concerned. They are therefore not legally independent of other sectoral obligations and are not different agreements from the GATS. New obligations and exemptions from the MFN were included in existing lists and exception lists in separate GATS protocols. The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) applies to international trade in goods. The operation of the GATT agreement falls within the jurisdiction of the Trade in Goods Council, which is made up of representatives from all WTO member states. The current chair is. These schedules include commitments made by the various WTO members, which allow certain foreign products or suppliers to access their markets. Calendars are an integral part of the agreements. In the printed version, these calendars cover approximately 30,000 pages for all WTO members. The initial agreement on trade in goods, now incorporated into the 1994 GATT (see above) Explanatory Notes The interests of developing countries have inspired both the overall structure of the agreement and certain articles.

In particular, the objective of facilitating the increasing participation of developing countries in trade in services has been enshrined in the preamble to the agreement and is based on the provisions of Article IV. In particular, this article obliges Members to negotiate specific commitments to strengthen the national service capacity of developing countries; Improving developing countries` access to distribution channels and information networks; and liberalizing market access in the areas of interest to these countries. Most WTO agreements are the result of the 1986-1994 Uruguay Round negotiations, which were signed at the ministerial meeting in Marrakech in April 1994. There are about 60 agreements and decisions with a total length of 550 pages. For products in general: mandatory duty obligations. For agriculture: tariffs, combinations of tariffs and quotas, export subsidies and certain types of national aid. The WTOs agreements are often regarded as the final act of the Uruguay Round of 1986-1994, although the final act is, strictly speaking, the first of the agreements. You can download these texts as WordPerfect or PDF files. > Go to a basic statement of agreements … > … or a more technical list > abbreviations These are additional agreements negotiated after the Uruguay Round and annexed to the general agreement on trade in services.