Atc Agreement On Textiles And Clothing

5. Any unilateral measure taken in accordance with Article 3 of the MFA before the date of entry into force of the WTO Agreement may remain in force for the period it determines, but not more than 12 months, if it has been reviewed by the Textiles Supervisory Body established under the MFA (referred to as TSB in this Agreement). If the TSB has not had the opportunity to review such a unilateral measure, it shall be reviewed by the TMB in accordance with the rules and procedures applicable to the measures referred to in Article 3 under the MFA. Any measure applied under an MFA agreement pursuant to Article 4 prior to the date of entry into force of the WTO Agreement and which is the subject of a dispute which the TSB has not had the opportunity to verify shall also be reviewed by the TMB in accordance with the rules and procedures applicable to that review. (a) exports of handicraft trades from domestic or craft industry or handicraft products from domestic industry from such hand looms or traditional textile and clothing products from folk crafts, provided that such products are duly certified under the agreements concluded between the Members concerned; 4. If, as a result of the investigation, there is sufficient evidence that circumvention has occurred (e.g. B where there is evidence of the actual country or place of origin and the circumstances of such circumvention), Members agree that appropriate measures should be taken to the extent necessary to remedy the problem. Such measures may include refusing to import goods or, taking due account of the circumstances and participation of the country or place of actual origin, adjusting duties at the level of restrictions to reflect the actual country of origin or place of origin. If there is also evidence of the participation of the territories of the Members through which the goods were transhipped, this measure may include the introduction of restrictions on those Members.

Such measures may be taken at the same time as their timing and scope, following consultations with a view to a solution satisfactory to both Parties between the Members concerned, and shall be communicated to the TMB with any justification. The members concerned may, in consultation, agree on other remedies. Such an agreement shall also be notified to the TMB and the TMB may submit to the members concerned such recommendations as it deems appropriate. In the absence of a solution satisfactory to both parties, each member concerned may refer the matter to TMB for immediate consideration and request recommendations. 1. Within sixty days of the entry into force of the WTO Agreement, Members shall notify restrictions (4) on textile and clothing products (with the exception of restrictions which are maintained under the MFA and which fall within the scope of Article 2), whether or not they are consistent with GATT 1994, (a) notify them in detail to the TMB or (b) notify them to the TMB; which have been submitted to another WTO body. Notifications should, where appropriate, contain information on any justifications for the restrictions imposed by gatt in 1994, including the provisions of GATT 1994 on which they are based. 2. Members agree to use the provisions of Article 2(18) and Article 6(6)(b) so as to significantly improve access opportunities for small suppliers and to develop economically significant trade opportunities for new entrants in the textile and clothing trade. 1. d.

The re-import of textile and clothing products exported by that Member to another Member for processing and then re-import to another Member, in accordance with the legal and practical practice of the importing Member, and subject to satisfactory control and certification procedures, shall be treated more favourably where such products are imported from a Member State for which such trade represents a significant part of its total export trade. Extilions, and clothing. . . . .

Comments are closed.