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WTO/GATT Ministerial Declaration on the Uruguay Round (Declaration of 20 September 1986)

[Preamble]

PART I NEGOTIATIONS ON TRADE IN GOODS

[Preamble]

A. OBJECTIVES

B. GENERAL PRINCIPLES GOVERNING NEGOTIATIONS

C. STANDSTILL AND ROLLBACK

Standstill
Rollback
Surveillance of standstill and rollback

D. SUBJECTS FOR NEGOTIATION

Tariffs
Non-tariff measures
Tropical products
Natural resource-based products
Textiles and clothing
Agriculture
GATT Articles
Safeguards
MTN Agreements and Arrangements
Subsidies and countervailing measures
Dispute settlement
Trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights, including trade in counterfeit goods
Trade-related investment measures

E. FUNCTIONING OF THE GATT SYSTEM

F. PARTICIPATION

G. ORGANIZATION OF THE NEGOTIATIONS

PART II NEGOTIATIONS ON TRADE IN SERVICES

[Preamble to Part II]

IMPLEMENTATION OF RESULTS UNDER PARTS I AND II

Endnotes

Endnotes

Metadata

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Manifest

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WTO/GATT Ministerial Declaration on the Uruguay Round (Declaration of 20 September 1986)

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WTO/GATT Ministerial Declaration on the Uruguay Round (Declaration of 20 September 1986)

PART I NEGOTIATIONS ON TRADE IN GOODS

C. STANDSTILL AND ROLLBACK

Standstill
Rollback
Surveillance of standstill and rollback

Commencing immediately and continuing until the formal completion of the negotiations, each participant agrees to apply the following commitments:

Standstill

(i) not to take any trade restrictive or distorting measure inconsistent with the provisions of the General Agreement or the Instruments negotiated within the framework of GATT or under its auspices;

(ii) not to take any trade restrictive or distorting measure in the legitimate exercise of its GATT rights, that would go beyond that which is necessary to remedy specific situations, as provided for in the General Agreement and the Instruments referred to in (i) above;

(iii) not to take any trade measures in such a manner as to improve its negotiating positions;

Rollback

(i) that all trade restrictive or distorting measures inconsistent with the provisions of the General Agreement or Instruments negotiated within the framework of GATT or under its auspices, shall be phased out or brought into conformity within an agreed timeframe not later than by the date of the formal completion of the negotiations, taking into account multilateral agreements, undertakings and understandings, including strengthened rules and disciplines, reached in pursuance of the Objectives of the Negotiations;

(ii) there shall be progressive implementation of this commitment on an equitable basis in consultations among participants concerned, including all affected participants. This commitment shall take account of the concerns expressed by any participant about measures directly affecting its trade interests;

(iii) there shall be no GATT concessions requested for the elimination of these measures.

Surveillance of standstill and rollback

Each participant agrees that the implementation of these commitments on standstill and rollback shall be subject to multilateral surveillance so as to ensure that these commitments are being met. The Trade Negotiations Committee will decide on the appropriate mechanisms to carry out the surveillance, including periodic reviews and evaluations. Any participant may bring to the attention of the appropriate surveillance mechanism any actions or omissions it believes to be relevant to the fulfilment of these commitments. These notifications should be addressed to the GATT secretariat which may also provide further relevant information.


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