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(c) This Agreement shall not apply to measures requested, taken or maintained by a Member under provisions of GATT 1994 other than Article XIX and multilateral trade agreements set out in Annex 1A than this Agreement, or under protocols and conventions or agreements concluded under GATT 1994. Yes. If you draw attention to protective measures that have had a negative impact on your company`s export activities or that may do so, please contact the Office of Trade Agreements Negotiations and Compliance hotline at the U.S. Department of Commerce. The U.S. government has information and support for U.S. companies that believe they have been harmed by a WTO member country`s non-compliance with this agreement. While it cannot guarantee that your problem can be resolved, the U.S. government may, if necessary, discuss the specific facts of your situation with officials in the other country concerned.

Member States of developing countries shall enjoy special and differential treatment with regard to protective measures taken by other Members in the form of a de minimis exemption of the quantity imported. As users of protection measures, Member States of developing countries are treated in a particular and different way in the application of their own measures, with regard to the duration of extension allowed and the re-application of the measures. Article 1 provides that the SG Agreement is the instrument by which the measures provided for in Article XIX of the GATT may be applied in 1994. In other words, any measure for which the scope of Article XIX (which allows gatt concessions and obligations to be suspended in defined emergency situations) must be taken in accordance with the provisions of the SG Agreement. The Agreement expressly does not apply to measures taken under other provisions of GATT 1994, other multilateral trade agreements provided for in Annex 1A or protocols and agreements or arrangements concluded under GATT 1994. (Article 11.1(c)) whereas, to this end, a comprehensive agreement applicable to all Members, based on the fundamental principles of GATT 1994, applies, for example, only to agricultural products or `transitional guarantees` under Article 5 of the WTO Agreement on Textiles and Clothing. Textile products. See chapters 6 and 9 of this book.

(b) In addition, a Member may not seek, not take or maintain voluntary export restrictions, orderly marketing regimes or other similar measures on the export or import side. (3), (4) These include measures taken by a single Member and measures under agreements, agreements and arrangements concluded by two or more Members. Any measure in force on the date of entry into force of the WTO Agreement shall be brought into conformity with this Agreement or progressively repealed in accordance with paragraph 2. In its own words, the SG Agreement, which explicitly applies to all members in the same way, aims to clarify and strengthen GATT disciplines, including those of Article XIX; (2) to re-establish multilateral control over safeguard measures and to eliminate measures that are beyond that control; and (3) promote the structural adjustment of industries affected by import increases and, consequently, strengthen competition in international markets. . . .