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Dartmouth. “The Starting Point of GATT: Rates of Duty around 1947”, pages 13, 28. Called on October 1, 2020. and recognising that this contribution will be increased when the abolition of customs duties and other restrictive trade regimes between the constituent areas extends to all trade and, if an important commercial sector is excluded, the Ministers agreed in May 1963 on three negotiating objectives for the Round: other decisions taken by the GATT Contracting Parties in 1947; The GATT held eight sessions between April 1947 and December 1993. Each of the conferences has had significant successes and results. Developed countries do not expect reciprocity in their trade negotiation commitments to reduce or eliminate tariffs and other barriers to developing countries` trade, i.e.: developed countries do not expect developing countries to contribute, during trade negotiations, contributions that are incompatible with their individual development, finance and trade needs. Developed parties should therefore not seek concessions or be demanded by less developed parties, incompatible with their development, financial and trade needs. The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), signed on 30 October 1947 by 23 countries, was a legislative agreement that minimized barriers to international trade by removing or reducing quotas, tariffs and subsidies, while maintaining important rules. Special treatment accorded to the least developed countries of developing countries under general or specific measures in favour of developing countries.

Is a customs concession granted for a new product (i.e. a product for which there are no three-year trade statistics) considered to be a first right of negotiation in the concession concerned by the Member which has initial negotiating rights on the customs line in which the product is classified or has previously been classified. The determination of main deliveries and essential interests and the calculation of compensation shall take into account, inter alia, production capacity and investment in the product concerned in the Member State of export and estimates of export growth, as well as forecasts of demand for the product in the Member State of import. For the purposes of this paragraph, `new product` means a tariff item established by a household from an existing tariff heading. The `reasonable duration` referred to in Article XXIV(5)(c) should exceed 10 years only in exceptional cases. In cases where members who consider that 10 years would not be sufficient for an interim agreement shall provide the Council for Trade in Goods with a detailed explanation of the need for a longer period. The provisions of Part Two of GATT 1994 do not apply to measures adopted by a Member at the level of specific mandatory legislation adopted by that Member before becoming a Contracting Party to GATT in 1947, which prohibit the use, sale or lease of ships built abroad or processed abroad in commercial applications between points in domestic waters or the waters of an exclusive economic zone. This derogation shall apply to: (a) the continuation or immediate extension of a non-conforming provision of that legislation; (b) the amendment of a non-conforming provision of that legislation, to the extent that the amendment does not reduce the conformity of the provision with Part II of GATT 1947. This waiver is limited to measures taken under the legislation described above that were notified and specified prior to the date of entry into force of the WTO Agreement.

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