Committee on Trade and Development - Special Session - Trade Negotiations Committee - G-90 document for the special session of the Committee on Trade and Development (CTD-SS) on special and differential treatment proposals on the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (GATT 1994) article XVIII: Section B - Submission by South Africa on behalf of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), the African Group and the LDC Group

G-90 DOCUMENT FOR THE SPECIAL SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT (CTD-SS) ON SPECIAL AND DIFFERENTIAL TREATMENT PROPOSALS
ON THE GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TARIFFS AND TRADE 1994 (GATT 1994)
ARTICLE XVIII: SECTION B

Submission by South Africa on behalf of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), the African Group and the LDC Group

The following communication, dated 22 November 2023, is being circulated at the request of the Delegation of South Africa on behalf of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), the African Group and the LDC Group.

 

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1  Introduction

1._       The G-90 submits the proposals herein in pursuance of the work directed under Paragraph 2 of the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) of the world Trade Organization (WTO) Outcome Document (WT/MIN(22)/24 – WT/L/1135). This contribution seeks to advance work on the review of special and differential treatment (SDT) with a view to strengthening them and making them more precise, effective, and operational in line with paragraph 44 of the Doha Ministerial Declaration.

2._       The submission of the textual proposals in relation to Section B of the GATT Article XVIII builds on the G-90 submission presented to the Special Session of the Committee on Trade and Development (CTD-SS) contained in document JOB/TN/CTD/2 - JOB/TNC/106 as part of the ten Agreement-Specific Proposals (ASPs) that the G-90 is tabling for negotiations towards outcomes by latest MC13, in line with and consistent with the roadmap that was proposed and presented by G‑90 to the CTD-SS and subsequently agreed by the committee at its meeting on 20 March 2023.