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Governmental Assistance to Economic Development (Article XVIII)

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The contracting parties recognise that the attainment of the objectives of this Agreement will be facilitated by the progressive development of their economies, particularly of those contracting parties the economies of which can only support low standards of living and are in the early stages of development.

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  1. 1.

    By the Decision of 23 March 1965, the CONTRACTING PARTIES changed the title of the head of the GATT Secretariat from ‘Executive Secretary’ to ‘Director-General’.

  2. 2.

    GATT, Article XVIII: 1.

  3. 3.

    GATT, Article XVIII: 4 read with paragraph 7(a) and (b).

  4. 4.

    GATT, Annex. I, Ad. Art. XVIII, paras. 1 and 4.

  5. 5.

    Article XVIII Paragraphs 10 and 11. An Interpretative Note.

  6. 6.

    India—Quantitative Restriction on Imports of Agricultural, Textiles and Industrial Products, Panel Report, WT/DS90/R, adopted 22 September 1999 as upheld by the Appellate Body Report, WT/D/DS90/AB/R, DSR 199: V: paras. 87–88 and 94–95.

  7. 7.

    Article XVIII Paragraph 12.

  8. 8.

    Ibid., Paragraph 12.

  9. 9.

    Ibid., Paragraph 12(c).

  10. 10.

    Article XVIII, Paragraph 12(d).

  11. 11.

    L/4904 Adopted on 28 November 1979, 265/205.

  12. 12.

    WT/GC/M/1, Section 7A.(1).

  13. 13.

    WT/GC/1, Section 7A.(1).

  14. 14.

    L/3772/Rev. I, approved by the Council on 19 December 1972, 20S/47, 48–49, para. 3.

  15. 15.

    L/4904, adopted on 28 November 1979, 26S/205, 206–208.

  16. 16.

    Article XVIII, Section C, Paragraph 13.

  17. 17.

    Article XVII, Section C, Paragraph 15–17.

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Koul, A.K. (2018). Governmental Assistance to Economic Development (Article XVIII). In: Guide to the WTO and GATT. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2089-7_16

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