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Committee on Regional Trade Agreements - Draft report (2021) of the Committee on Regional Trade Agreements to the General Council
日期:2021/10/11
作者:Committee on Regional Trade Agreements
文件編號:WT/REG/W/161
附件下載:WTREGW161.pdf
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DRAFT REPORT (2021) OF THE COMMITTEE ON REGIONAL
TRADE AGREEMENTS TO THE GENERAL COUNCIL

ChairmEn: Mr Mārtiņš KREITUS (Latvia) AND
DR. CLEOPA KILONZO MAILU (KENYA)

1  INTRODUCTION

1.1.   Despite the limitations and restrictions caused by the pandemic, the Committee on Regional Trade Agreements (CRTA) pursued its activities with meetings held in person with a virtual add on through the Interprefy platform. At its first meeting in March 2021, the CRTA elected, by acclamation, Ambassador Dr. Cleopa Kilonzo Mailu (Kenya), as Chairman of the CRTA.

1.2.  During 2021, the Committee held three sessions (in March, June and November). The minutes of those meetings are listed in the Attachment.

2  Observer Status

2.1.  No decision was taken with respect to the requests for observer status listed in document WT/REG/W/11/Add.4/Rev.2.

3  EARLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

3.1.  In the period 16 October 2020 to 15 October 2021, no early announcements were received from Members.

4  Notifications

4.1.  In the period 16 October 2020 to 15 October 2021, the CRTA received 74 notifications of new regional trade agreements (RTAs), 50 on trade in goods notified under Article XXIV of GATT 1994, and 24 on trade in services notified under Article V of GATS. The majority of these notifications concerned the entry into force of various agreements concluded by the United Kingdom following its withdrawal from the European Union and the termination of a transition period lasting until 31 December 2020.[1] The CRTA also received additional notifications concerning six RTAs already notified.[2]