… given the particular function of multilateral interpretations adopted in accordance with Article IX:2 and the fact that these interpretations are adopted by members in the form of the highest levels of the WTO, these interpretations are most comparable to the subsequent interpretive agreements covered by Article 31, paragraph 3, point a) of the Vienna Convention. 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. To send this article to your Kindle, be sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your email list for approved personal documents on the “Manage Content and Devices” page of your Amazon account. Then enter the “name” of your Kindle email address below. Learn more about sending to your Kindle. Learn more about sending to your Kindle. … The preamble to the WTO agreement, which contains all the agreed agreements, including the 1994 GATT (and thus the enabling clause), explicitly recognizes the need for a “positive effort to ensure that developing countries, and in particular the least developed among them, benefit from a share of the growth of international trade meeting the needs of their economic development.” The word “corresponding” in this sentence seems to leave open the possibility for developing countries to have different needs depending on levels of development and particular circumstances. The preamble to the WTO agreement also recognizes that the “respective needs and concerns of members at different levels of economic development” may vary depending on the stages of development of the various members.
65 The text of the article referred to the subsequent practice, tentatively adopted by the ILC in 1964, and contained the phrase “understanding of all parties.” The word “all” was then dropped to “avoid any illusion that each party must have participated individually in the practice, where it was sufficient to adopt the practice” (1966-II) 18 Yearbook ILC 222. As ry Jennings, “Contracts” in M Bedjaoui (Eded), International`s International Law: Achievements and Prospects (Nijhoff, Dordrecht, 1993) 145, consent “of the parties as a whole” is required. 9. At the request of the parties to a trade agreement, the Ministerial Conference may decide by mutual agreement to include this agreement in Schedule 4.