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Ministerial Meeting to Conclude the São Paulo Round

Host: H.E. Mr. Celso Amorim
Minister of External Relations, Brazil

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Final Act Embodying the Results of the São Paulo Round of Negotiations

Minister Celso Amorim of Brazil1. Representatives of parties to the Agreement on the Global System of Trade Preferences Among Developing Countries which participated in the São Paulo Round of Negotiations met in a special session of the Negotiating Committee at ministerial level in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil on 15 December to conclude the negotiations.

2. The representatives agree that the São Paulo Round Protocol to the Agreement on the Global System of Trade Preferences Among Developing Countries and the Ministerial Decision on Arrangments for the Implementation of the Results of the São Paulo Round of Negotiations, as annexed hereto, embody the results of their negotiations and form an integral part of this Final Act.

Ambassador Antonio Patriota3. The representatives further agree that signature of this Final Act evidences their political will to take, subject to domestic procedures, such steps as are necessary to give effect  to the São Paulo Round Protocol in the negotiations of which they have annexed their schedules of tariff concessions. They also agree to adopt the Ministerial Decision on Arrangements for the Implementation of the Results of the São Paulo Round.

4. This Final Act and the texts annexed hereto shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of UNCTAD who shall promptly furnish to each signatory a certified copy thereof.

DONE at Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil this fifteenth day of December, two thousand and ten, in a single copy, in the Arabic, English, French and Spanish langauges, each text being authentic.


Photo Credits: Ministry of External Relations of Brazil

 

Under a technical cooperation arrangement between the UNCTAD secretariat and the GSTP Committee of Participants signed in 1990, the GSTP Project of the Division on International Trade in Good and Services, and Commodities renders technical and administrative support to the Committee, the statutory body established under the GSTP Agreement to perform such functions as may be necessary to facilitate the operation and further the objectives of the Agreement.

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Last updated: 18 December 2010 19:15