FREE TRADE AREA OF THE AMERICAS
SEVENTH MEETING OF MINISTERS OF TRADE
1 NOVEMBER 2002
17. We welcome the guidelines and directives for the treatment of the differences in the levels of development and size of economies. We instruct the TNC to ensure that all the negotiating groups, in particular those undertaking market access negotiations, translate these guidelines into specific measures so that they are reflected in the results of the negotiations. Furthermore, we instruct the TNC, with the support of the Consultative Group on Smaller Economies (CGSE) and the Tripartite Committee, to report to us at our next meeting on the results of the progress achieved in relation to the treatment of differences in the levels of development and size of economies in each of the Negotiating Groups.