Ministers decide to recommend that the Council for
Trade in Services at its first meeting adopt the decision set out below.
The Council for Trade in Services,
Decides as follows:
A roster of panelists shall be established to assist in the
selection of panelists.
To this end, Members may suggest names of individuals possessing
the qualifications referred to in paragraph 3 for inclusion on the roster,
and shall provide a curriculum vitae of their qualifications including, if
applicable, indication of sector-specific expertise.
Panels shall be composed of well-qualified governmental and/or
non-governmental individuals who have experience in issues related to the
General Agreement on Trade in Services and/or trade in services, including
associated regulatory matters. Panelists shall serve in their individual
capacities and not as representatives of any government or organisation.
Panels for disputes regarding sectoral matters shall have the
necessary expertise relevant to the specific services sectors which the
The Secretariat shall maintain the roster and shall develop
procedures for its administration in consultation with the Chairman of the