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In Uncategorized on 11/10/2021 at 17:30

The main principle is that the purpose of an ATR should be to facilitate trade between different countries and not to establish the trade of other WTO members that are not party to the ATR. During the Uruguay Round, Article XXIV was, to some extent, clarified and updated by an interpretative agreement. Preferential arrangements for goods between developing countries are governed by a 1979 enabling clause. For trade in services, the conclusion of ATI is governed by Article V. Maliszewska M, Z. Olekseyuk and I. Osorio-Rodarte, March 2018, economic and distributional impact of the Economic and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership: the case of Vietnam. Washington, D.C: World Bank Group. In Seattle, some WTO members wished to include on the agenda of the WTO Ministerial Conference a revision of Article XXIV of the GATT and Article V of the GATS.

With the growing backlog in uns approved audit reports and the issue of the consistency of major AIAs with WTO rules, the relationship between regionalism and multilateralism has become a critical systemic issue that is likely to require a political boost at the upcoming WTO Ministerial Conference in Doha. Since its inception, the CRTA has been successful in structuring and improving the audit process, particularly with regard to audit plans and the standardized presentation of basic information on RTAs. Over the past three years, the CRTA has sought to find ways to assess each agreement by assessing the consistency of each ATR under review with the corresponding WTO provisions. However, these legal criteria are open to different readings by members and no consensus has yet been reached on this matter. As a result, there is a growing reporting burden for the review of some ASAs. For example, Article XXIV requires that all trade between founding members be essentially covered by the ATR, and the same condition is set by Article V of the GATS, which requires significant sectoral coverage of services. But there is no agreement among members on the importance of these formulations and, indeed, many agreements neglect important and sensitive areas such as agriculture and textiles in their coverage. . .