Article Ix Of The Wto Agreement

. The preamble to the WTO agreement, which contains all the agreements covered, including the GATT 1994 (and thus the enabling clause), explicitly recognizes „the need for a positive effort to ensure the participation of developing countries, and in particular the least developed countries, in the growth of international trade in accordance with the needs of their economic development“. The word „appropriate“ in that sentence seemed to leave open the possibility that developing countries might have different needs depending on the level of development and particular circumstances. The preamble to the WTO agreement also recognizes that „the needs and concerns of members at different levels of economic development“ may vary according to the different stages of development of each member. 2. Decisions on accession shall be taken by the Ministerial Conference. . . .