General Agreement Arrangement

b) Members who are parties to an agreement under paragraph 1, which is implemented on a timetable, regularly report to the Services Trade Council on its implementation. The Council may set up a working group to review these reports if it believes that such a working group is necessary. Among the original GATT members, Syria[19][20], Lebanon[21] and the LICO Yugoslavia have not re-joined the WTO. Given that Yugoslavia (renamed in Serbia and Montenegro and later two shared accession negotiations) is not recognised as a direct successor to the SFRY; Therefore, its application is considered new (non-GATT). On 4 May 2010, the WTO General Council decided to set up a working group to review Syria`s application for WTO membership. [22] [23] The WTO parties terminated the 1947 GATT formal agreement on 31 December 1995. Montenegro became a member in 2012, while Serbia is in the decision-making phase and is expected to become a member of the WTO in the future. 2. Each member, at the request of another member, engages in consultations to eliminate the practices covered by paragraph 1. The member in question fully considers this request and cooperates by providing non-confidential information that is publicly available and relevant to the issue in question. The member in question provides additional information to the requesting member, subject to his domestic law and the conclusion of a satisfactory agreement on the respect of his confidentiality by the requesting member.

2. (a) At the request of a member whose benefits under this agreement (designated by this article as a relevant member) may be affected by a notified amendment or withdrawal under paragraph 1, item b), the changing member enters into negotiations to reach agreement on a possible necessary compensatory adjustment. In these negotiations and agreements, the members concerned strive to maintain a general level of mutually beneficial commitments, which are no less favourable to trade than those provided in the list plans for specific commitments prior to these negotiations. The Uruguay Round Agricultural Agreement remains the most important agreement in the history of trade negotiations for the liberalisation of agricultural trade.

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