Wto Agreements In Uruguay Round

The Telecommunications Annex refers to measures affecting access and use of public telecommunications services and networks. In particular, it requires that another party be able to benefit from such access on reasonable and non-discriminatory conditions in order to allow the provision of a service contained in its timetable. The conditions of use of public networks should not be greater than what is necessary to preserve the public service responsibilities of their operators, protect the technical integrity of the network and ensure that foreign service providers do not provide services, unless a specific obligation permits. The annex also encourages technical cooperation to help developing countries strengthen their own telecommunications sectors. The Air Services Annex excludes traffic rights (bilateral agreements largely conferring landing rights) and activities directly related to the negotiation of traffic rights from the coverage of the agreement. However, the schedule also specifies that the agreement should apply to aircraft repair and maintenance services, air marketing and computerized booking services. The operation of the schedule would be reviewed at least every five years. THE GATT remains a WTO framework agreement for merchandise trade, updated following the Uruguay Round negotiations (distinction between the 1994 GATT, the updated GATT parts, and the 1947 GATT, the initial agreement that remains the heart of the 1994 GATT). [10] However, the 1994 GATT is not the only legally binding agreement contained in the final deed; a long list of some 60 agreements, annexes, decisions and agreements has been adopted. Indeed, the agreements are divided into a simple structure of six main parties: the Doha Round for Development was the next round of trade negotiations that began in 2001 and has still not been resolved after the official 2005 deadline.

[3] Nevertheless, it took another four years for ministers to arrange to launch the new round. They did so in September 1986 in Punta del Este, Uruguay. They eventually agreed to a negotiating agenda that covered virtually all outstanding trade policy issues. Discussions are expected to extend the trading system to several new areas, including trade in services and intellectual property, and to reform trade in sensitive agricultural and textile sectors.