2. Membership decisions are made by the Ministerial Conference. The Ministerial Conference approves the agreement on the terms of membership by a two-thirds majority of WTO members. (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. 3. Paragraph 1 applies between a member and another member who has joined under Article XII only if the member who does not accept the application has informed the Ministerial Conference of the terms of membership before the agreement is approved by the Ministerial Conference.
Three of them. With respect to an existing internal tax that is inconsistent with the provisions of paragraph 2, but expressly approved under a trade agreement in force on 10 April 1947, in which the import tax on the taxed product is linked to the increase, the contracting party applying the tax is free to defer to that tax the application of the provisions of paragraph 2 until it can be exempt from the obligations of that tax. Trade agreements to allow the increase of this tax to the extent necessary to compensate for the elimination of the protective element of the tax. (2) The WTO provides the status of negotiations among its members on multilateral trade relations in the cases under this agreement. The WTO can also provide a forum for further negotiations among its members on their multilateral trade relations and a framework for the implementation of the outcome of these negotiations, as decided by the Ministerial Conference. (d) in cases where a quota is distributed among the supplier countries, the contracting party applying the restrictions may seek an agreement on the allocation of the quota shares with all other parties with a vital interest in delivering the product concerned. In cases where this method is reasonably unenforceable, the contractor concerned attributes to the contracting parties a essential interest in the delivery of the shares of the product on the basis of the shares of the product delivered by those parties during a prior representative period, in the total quantity or total value of the product`s imports, all specific factors having or are likely to affect the exchanges of the product. , to be taken into account. No conditions or formalities are imposed that would prevent a party from fully using the share of that total quantity or such value assigned to it, provided that the importation takes place within a prescribed time to which the quota can relate.