Although the Marrakesh agreement itself does not apply directly to your business, the WTO agreements offer, in their annexes, a comprehensive set of rules aimed at facilitating competition in the current global market. The full text of all WTO agreements, including those concluded since the wto`s inception, is contained in the TARA database on negotiations and compliance with U.S. Department of Commerce trade agreements. Reaffirming that the aim of these agreements should be to facilitate trade between the constituent regions and not to create barriers to trade between other members with territories, and that, when they are created or enlarged, the parties should, as far as possible, avoid adverse effects on the exchanges of other members; In the event of a conflict between a provision of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade in 1994 and a provision of another agreement in Schedule 1A of the World Trade Organization agreement (known as the “WTO agreement” in the Schedule 1A agreements), priority is given to the definition of the other agreement. The initial agreement on merchandise trade, now incorporated into the 1994 GATT (see above) Explanatory Notes These negotiations are being initiated in good faith in order to achieve a satisfactory compensatory adjustment for both parties. These negotiations, as requested by Article XXIV, paragraph 6, take due account of tariff reductions made by other elements of the customs union when it was created on the same customs line. If these reductions are not sufficient to ensure the necessary compensatory adjustment, the customs union would propose countervailing measures that may take the form of tariff reductions on other tariff lines. Such an offer is taken into account by members who have binding bargaining rights over the amendment or withdrawal. If the compensatory adjustment remains unacceptable, negotiations should continue. If, despite these efforts, it is not possible to reach an agreement in the negotiations on the adjustment of the compensation under Article XXVIII in accordance with Article XXVIII, as established in the agreement on the interpretation of Article XXVIII of the 1994 GATT, the customs union may be free to amend or withdraw concessions; The members concerned are then free to withdraw substantially equivalent concessions under Article XXVIII. Paragraph 1 applies between a member and another member who has joined under Article XII only if the member who does not accept the application has informed the ministerial conference before the approval of the agreement on the terms of membership by the Ministerial Conference.
The Ministerial Conference may, at the request of the parties to a trade agreement, decide exclusively by mutual agreement to include this agreement in Schedule 4. At the request of the parties to a multi-lateral trade agreement, the Ministerial Conference may decide to remove this schedule 4 agreement.