Jordan Understanding Concerning Certain Reciprocity Requirements
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE HASHEMITE
KINGDOM OF JORDAN AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONCERNING CERTAIN RECIPROCITY REQUIREMENTS
During the negotiations on the accession of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (Jordan) to the World Trade Organization (WTO), the delegations representing Jordan and the United States of America (United States) discussed Jordan's requirements for reciprocal treatment in certain services sectors. Jordan has listed in its schedule of specific commitments under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) exemptions from most-favored-nation (MFN) treatment that are based on a reciprocity requirement. The Government of Jordan hereby confirms the United States satisfies the reciprocity requirements with respect to access for duly qualified auditors, pharmacists, and geologists/ geological engineers; licensing of medical testing and laboratory administration professionals; and publication of newsletters by foreign news agencies. Both Jordan and the United States will provide access in the above-mentioned sectors to each other's suppliers consistent with their respective commitments under the GATS.
Both governments agree to consult at the request of either government concerning the operation of this Memorandum of Understanding.
For: The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
H.E. Dr. Mohammed HALAIQAH
Ministry of Industry and Trade
For: The United States of America
Mr. Daniel E. BRINZA
Permanent Representative to the WTO
Done at Geneva, 24 November 1999
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