The Marrakesh Agreement

9. At the request of the parties to a trade agreement, the Ministerial Conference may decide by mutual agreement to include this agreement in Schedule 4. At the request of the parties to a multi-lateral trade agreement, the Ministerial Conference may decide to remove this schedule 4 agreement. On behalf of the European Community (now the European Union), the decision approves the agreement establishing the World Trade Organization (WTO). (5) There is a commodity trade council, a services council and a council on aspects of intellectual property rights that affect trade (`TRIPS Advice`), acting under the general direction of the General Council. The Trade in Goods Council monitors the operation of the multilateral trade agreements in Schedule 1A. The Council for Trade in Services monitors the functioning of the general agreement on trade in services (`GATS`). The TRIPS Council monitors the functioning of the agreement on aspects of intellectual property rights that affect trade (hereafter referred to as the TRIPS Agreement). These councils carry out the functions entrusted to them by their respective agreements and by the General Council. They decide on their internal regulations, subject to the agreement of the General Council. Membership in these councils is open to representatives of all members. These councils may meet to carry out their duties.

Council decision 94/800/EC on the conclusion, on behalf of the EU, of the agreements reached in the uruguay round multilateral negotiations (1986-1994), aspects related to trade in goods 2. The related agreements and legal instruments in Schedules 1, 2 and 3 (so-called multilateral trade agreements) are an integral part of this agreement and are binding on all members. 1. The WTO provides a common institutional framework for the implementation of trade relations between its members in areas under the agreements and legal instruments attached to them.

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