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Committee on Trade and Development - 11th Dedicated Session on Regional Trade Agreements - Free trade agreement between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Republic of Korea - Goods - Note on the meeting of 29 September 2020
日期:2020/11/05
作者:The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Republic of Korea
文件編號:WT/COMTD/RTA13/M/1
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Free Trade Agreement between the Association of Southeast
Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Republic of Korea (Goods)

note on the meeting of 29 SEPTEMBER 2020

Chairman: H.E. Mr. Mohammad Qurban Haqjo (Afghanistan)

1.  The 11th Dedicated Session on Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) of the Committee on Trade and Development (CTD) was convened in document WTO/AIR/COMTD/RTA/6/Rev.2 of 18 September 2020. The meeting allowed for both in-person and virtual participation. Under item B (III) of the agenda, the Committee considered the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Republic of Korea (Goods) (WT/COMTD/RTA13/N/1, WT/COMTD/RTA13/1, WT/COMTD/RTA13/2). The present document contains the minutes relating to the consideration of this agreement.[1]

2.  The Chairman said that the goods aspects of the FTA between ASEAN and the Republic of Korea were notified by the ASEAN parties under paragraph 4(a) of the Enabling Clause on 6 July 2010. The notification was originally circulated on 8 July 2010 in document WT/COMTD/N/33, and then re-circulated on 14 January 2020 in document WT/COMTD/RTA13/N/1, in accordance with the new symbols for notifications and subsequent documentation relating to RTAs agreed to by the CTD at its 108th Session on 5 April 2019. He recalled that the goods aspects of the agreement were also notified under GATT Article XXIV – by the Republic of Korea – on 15 June 2010 in document WT/REG287/N/1. The Committee on Regional Trade Agreements (CRTA) undertook its consideration of the goods aspects of the agreement at its meeting of 27 July 2020. The factual presentation on the agreement – document WT/COMTD/RTA13/1 dated 14 January 2020 – had been prepared by the Secretariat on its own responsibility, and in full consultation with the parties. Written questions from Brazil and the United States, as well as the replies from the parties, had been circulated in document WT/COMTD/RTA13/2.



[1] The general minutes of the CTD's 11th Dedicated Session on RTAs are contained in document WT/COMTD/RTA/M/11.