For the purposes of this agreement, the provisions of Articles XXII and XXIII of the 1994 GATT, as developed and applied in the Dispute Settlement Agreement, apply. The 1994 GATT decision on the date of each concession under Article II, paragraph 1, under b) applies to the applicable date of 26 March 1980 (BISD 27S/24). Articles XXII and XXIII of the 1994 GATT, as developed and applied in the dispute settlement agreement, can be used for measures that undermine their compliance by regional or local authorities or public authorities in a member`s territory. When the dispute resolution body decided that a 1994 GATT provision had not been complied with, the appropriate member took appropriate measures to ensure compliance. The provisions relating to the compensation and suspension of concessions or other obligations apply in cases where such compliance has not been possible. Articles XXII and XXIII of the 1994 GATT, as drafted and applied in the Dispute Settlement Agreement, can be invoked for any issue raised by the application of The provisions of Article XXIV concerning unions, free trade zones or interim agreements leading to the establishment of a customs union or free trade area. The GATT was first discussed at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Employment and was the result of the failure of negotiations on the creation of the International Trade Organization (ITO). On 1 October 1947, signed in Geneva, it came into force on 1 January 1948. It remained in force until the signing of the Uruguay Round agreements, which established the World Trade Organization (WTO) on 1 January 1995, until the signing on 15 April 1994 in Marrakech of the Uruguay Round Agreements that established the World Trade Organization (WTO). The WTO succeeds the GATT and the original GATT text (GATT 1947) is still in force under the WTO, subject to amendments to the GATT in 1994. [1] [2] Nations that were not parties to the GATT in 1995 must meet the minimum conditions set out in certain documents before joining; September 2019, the list included 36 nations.

[3] Customs unions, free trade zones and interim agreements leading to the establishment of a customs union or free trade area in accordance with Article XXIV are, among other things, compliant with the provisions of paragraphs 5, 6, 7 and 8 of this article. The Committee reports on its consultations with the General Council. Where full consultation procedures have been implemented, the report should indicate the committee`s findings on the various elements of the consultation plan, as well as the facts and reasons on which they are based. The Committee endeavours to include in its conclusions proposals for recommendations to promote the implementation of Articles XII and XVIII:B, the 1979 Declaration and that agreement. In cases where a timetable has been presented for the lifting of restrictive balance-of-payments measures, the General Council may recommend that, in accordance with such a timetable, a member may expect a member to meet its GATT commitments in 1994. Once the General Council has made concrete recommendations, the rights and obligations of members will be assessed in light of these recommendations. In the absence of concrete proposals for recommendations from the General Council, the Committee`s conclusions should take into account the different positions expressed by the Committee.