|作者：||Working Party on State Trading Enterprises|
(2021) OF THE WORKING PARTY ON
STATE TRADING ENTERPRISES
(adopted 5 october 2021)
1 OrganiZation of the
of the Working Party
1. The Working Party on State Trading Enterprises (the Working Party) was established by the Council for Trade in Goods at its meeting of 20 February 1995, pursuant to paragraph 5 of the Understanding on the Interpretation of Article XVII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (the Understanding). Membership of the Working Party is open to all Members indicating their wish to serve on it. Observer governments in the General Council of the WTO have observer status in the Working Party.
2. The mandate of the Working Party is set out in paragraph 5 of
the Understanding. The Working Party completed its mandate to develop an
illustrative list of state trading relationships and activities with the
adoption of the Illustrative List by the Council for Trade in Goods on
15 October 1999 (G/
3. This Report is submitted under paragraph 5 of the Understanding, which provides that the Working Group shall report annually to the Council for Trade in Goods. It sets out the activities of the Working Party during the review period, which runs from 3 November 2020 through 5 October 2021. During this period, the Working Party held two formal meetings, one under the Chairmanship of Ms Johana Méndez (Panama) on 3 May 2021, and a second one under the Chairmanship of Mr Sultan Alsharif (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), on 5 October 2021. The minutes of the former have been circulated as document G/STR/M/38, while minutes of the latter will be circulated as G/STR/M/39.
4. During the first part of the review period, Ms Johana Méndez (Panama) was Chair of the Working Party, and in November 2020 the Working Party elected Ms Laura Gauer (Switzerland) as Vice-Chair. On 28 July 2021 the General Council elected Mr Sultan Alsharif (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) as Chair of the Working Party, and in October 2021 the Working Party elected Ms Bing Lou (New Zealand) as Vice-Chair.