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Mr. S. Harbinson (Hong Kong)
G.ii Future meetings
28. The Chairman said that procedures had recently been devised which called upon each WTO body to establish a calendar for its 1996 meetings by the end of November this year. He suggested the following dates: 22-23 February, 9-10 May, 22-26 July, 18 September and 4-8 November. At the meetings in July and November the Council would take up the implementing legislation of developed countries. Inevitably, these dates would have to be tentative and subject to modification in the light of events. They also could not exclude the right of countries to seek special meetings in order to consider specific issues.