The Committee shall meet at least once a year to review the progress made in the implementation of this Agreement and to ensure that benefits of trade expansion emanating from this Agreement accrue to all Contracting States equitably. Agreed preferences covered a small number of tariff lines and in many instances, modest tariff reductions and bindings. Each Contracting State shall accord sympathetic consideration to and shall afford adequate opportunity for consultations regarding such representations as may be made by another Contracting State with respect to any matter affecting the operation of this Agreement. The Committee may, at the request of a Contracting State, consult with any Contracting State in respect of any matter for which it has not been possible to find a satisfactory solution through such consultation under paragraph 1 above. The Committee shall also accord adequate opportunities for consultation on representations made by any Contracting State with respect to any matter affecting the implementation of the Agreement. Specific Process Not mentioned Heading Change De Minimis Not mentioned Minimum Content Drawback Not mentioned Http Link Notes Article 15 refers to the schedules of concessions annexed to the agreement and the Rules of Origin annex.
Entry of letter would be followed by the sum of the value of materials, parts or produce originating from non-Contracting States, or undetermined origin used, expressed as a percentage of the f. Article - 19 Consultations 1. We will strive to firmly anchor development solidarity in our cooperation. The schedule of concessions annexed to the protocol will be finalised, after carrying out technical verification of the schedules by the participants. The negotiations in the first round were confined almost exclusively to the exchange of tariff concessions on products, covering a small share of the foreign trade of participating countries. During these sessions of bilateral negotiations, we have agreed to exchange concessions with 12 countries viz. Twenty-two participants took part in the São Paulo Round, 11 of which signed the São Paulo Round Protocol.
The communiqué is provided below in annex. The idea received its first political expression at the 1976 ministerial meeting of the Group of 77 G77 in Mexico City and was further developed at G77 ministerial meetings in Arusha 1979 and Caracas 1981. The Agreement was envisaged as a dynamic instrument of economic cooperation, proceeding with step-by-step negotiations in successive stages. Article - 10 Special Treatment for the Least Developed Contracting States 1. During this period, Cuba, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mercosur and Morocco submitted their schedules and bilateral negotiations were held to finalise the schedule. Prakash, Ambassador of India to Brazil.
The Committee shall adopt appropriate measures for settling such representations. Article - 17 Modification and Withdrawal of Concessions 1. In return, India received direct tariff concessions from these 14 countries. A Contracting State taking such action shall notify the Committee, and upon request, consult with Contracting States that have a substantial interest in the product concerned. First, advanced economies; second, emerging economies; third, less developed countries. Should the consultations in the Committee of Participants fail to resolve the issue within 60 days, the parties affected by such action shall have the right to withdraw equivalent concession s or other obligation s which the Committee does not disapprove of. Following the withdrawal by any Contracting State, the Committee shall meet within 30 days to consider action subsequent to withdrawal.
Rule 10: Special criteria percentage — Products originating in Least Developed Contracting States can be allowed a favourable 10 percentage points applied to the percentage established in Rules 3 and 4. We express our sincere appreciation to the Moroccan Government for its valuable offer to assume the responsibilities of this important function. Article - 18 Withholding or Withdrawal of Concessions A Contracting State shall at any time be free to withhold or to withdraw in whole or in part any item in its schedule of concessions in respect of which it determines that it was initially negotiated with a State which has ceased to be a Contracting State in this Agreement. In 1982, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Group of 77 in New York defined the basic components of the Agreement and established a framework for negotiations. Following a comprehensive review of the operations of the Agreement since its entry into force in 1989, the Committee of Participants recently decided to launch a new round of negotiations to broaden and deepen the scope of tariff preferences.
The ministerial meeting in Brasilia in 1986 established the provisional framework of the Agreement and launched the first round of negotiations on preferential trade concessions. The idea received its first political expression at the 1976 ministerial meeting of the Group of 77 G77 in Mexico City and was further developed at G77 ministerial meetings in Arusha 1979 and Caracas 1981. The Parties issued a joint communiqué Monday saying that through this partnership they will seek to create conditions necessary for their economies to harness the benefits from dynamic South-South trade. That Contracting State shall simultaneously inform the Committee of the action it has taken. However, packing may be treated separately if the national legislation so required. In addition to other provisions of this Agreement, all Contracting States shall provide, wherever possible, special and more favourable treatment exclusively to the Least Developed Contracting States as set out in the following sub-paragraphs: a Duty-free access, exclusive tariff preferences or deeper tariff preferences for the export products, b The removal of non-tariff barriers, c The removal, where appropriate, of para-tariff barriers, d The negotiations of long-term contracts with a view to assisting Least Developed Contracting States to achieve reasonable levels of sustainable exports of their products, 6 e Special consideration of exports from Least Developed Contracting States in the application of safeguard measures, f Greater flexibility in the introduction and continuance of quantitative or other restrictions provisionally and without discrimination in critical circumstances by the Least Developed Contracting States on imports from other Contracting States. Article - 9 Committee of Participants A Committee of Participants, hereinafter referred to as the Committee, consisting of representatives of Contracting States, is hereby established.
In 1984, the G77 began preparatory work in Geneva on various aspects of a framework agreement. Through this partnership, we seek to create conditions necessary for our economies to harness the benefits from dynamic South-South preferential trade for inclusive and sustainable development. A determination of threat of serious injury shall be based on facts and not on mere allegation, conjecture, or remote or hypothetical possibility. The Agreement entered into force on 19 th April 1989. During the first round, India exchanged tariff concessions with 14 countries. We would encourage the active participation of the signatories of the Protocol both in its review two years after its entry into force, as well as the voluntary negotiations through request and offer.
. The Contracting States may conduct their negotiations for trade liberalisation in accordance with any or a combination of the following approaches and procedures:- a Product-by-product basis; b Across-the-board tariff reductions; c Sectoral basis; d Direct trade measures. Concessions offered by the participants covered products of export interest to India which include traditional products like tea, shellac, jute and cashew nuts and non-traditional products like pharmaceuticals, engineering goods and rubber tyres. Uruguay, Uganda, as well as several other nations have also applied to join. A less developed country does not have a lot of industrial activity.