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Trade in Services - Termination of the procedures under article XXI of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) - Communication from the Secretariat
作者:WTO Secretariat


termination of the procedures under article xxi of

the General agreement on trade in services (gats)

Communication from the secretariat

On 30 January 2020, the Secretariat circulated the Communication (S/SECRET/12/Add.27) from the delegation of the Plurinational State of Bolivia concerning Bolivia's withdrawal of its notification (S/SECRET/12) under Article XXI of the GATS.


In accordance with paragraph 19 of S/L/80[1], upon receipt of the above-mentioned withdrawal, Article XXI and the procedures for the implementation of Article XXI cease to apply to the process initiated by S/SECRET/12.


Consequently, and in accordance with WT/L/452[2], documents relating to this process are derestricted for transparency purposes.


[1] Procedures for the Implementation of Article XXI of the GATS, dated 29 October 1999.

[2] Procedures for the Circulation and Derestriction of WTO Documents, dated 16 May 2002.