A Partial Scope (PS) agreement. “subset,” which is not defined or mentioned in the WTO agreement, means that the agreement covers only certain products. Agreements on the partial scope are notified in accordance with paragraph 4, point a) of the enabling clause. Paragraphs 9 and 11 of the 1994 GATT Article XXIV Interpretation Agreement provide for a report on the operation of Article XXIV agreements every two years. Since 2006, the practice of bi-annual reporting has been abandoned and replaced by the transparency provisions of the transparency mechanism. The current state of the agreement in the agreement notified by the parties may be one of the following: The summary of fact is a brief summary of the main features of the agreement, drawn up by the WTO secretariat in accordance with Article 22, point b), of the transparency mechanism. It is prepared for previous agreements, for which a review has already been concluded by the CRTA. The de facto summary may be “unstlected” or already “distributed.” When a WTO member enters into a regional trade agreement (RTA) whereby it provides more favourable terms than trade with other WTO members, it departs from the governing principle of non-discrimination and the GATS established by the GATT. However, WTO members can enter into such agreements under specific conditions, defined in three sentences: the information is presented in the form of an “identity card” containing all the information useful to a particular agreement: its signatories, its signing date and its entry into force, a link to the website which contains the text of the agreement and its annexes. , the WTO process that took place with respect to this agreement, etc.
For the vast majority of ATRs, a list of the provisions of the RTA covered by the agreement is provided (a glossary indicating the approach chosen for each of the selected themes is available as a separate document). Tariff and commercial data obtained by the parties for the establishment of the de facto submission are also included in the identity card. Another agreement with the same signatories, but a change in the scope, for example an additional agreement on services. B or an agreement with new signatories (accession). 2. Early announcements, notified but not yet in force agreements and inactive agreements 5 goods or services, or both, as communicated by the signatories of the agreement. The agreement has only a partial scope, which means that it allows reciprocal (bilateral) trade between Belize and Guatemala on a small number of goods. The agreement includes 150 tradable products. The EPI provides for the immediate abolition of tariffs of 50% and 100%; these products are grouped in Category A. Among Category A products, Belize can sell preferential tariff margins, such as tilapia, to Guatemalan products. B, yellow corn (up to 20,000 tons at zero inch), black beans (up to 875 tons to 0.5 inches), rice, toilet paper, doors, windows, wooden and bone furniture, matches, most citrus and concentrates, mangoes, methanes, pineapples, cooking bananas, among others.
The Category A products on Guatemala`s list are those for which Guatemala has granted preferential (in many cases duty-free) access to their market in Belize. The agreement also provides for Belize to phase out its tariffs on Guatemalan imports beyond a three-year price of 50% and 100% for products classified as “B”.