Side Letter on GATS Article 5
Washington, October 24, 2000
Dear Mr. Deputy Prime Minister:
In connection with the signing on this date of the Agreement on the Establishment of a Free Trade Area Between the Government of the United States of America and the government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (the "Agreement"), I have the honor to confirm the understanding reached by our Governments as follows:
With regard to Article V of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (" GATS"), as expressed in Article 1 of the Agreement, consistency with Article V of the GATS is the foundation of the commitments with regard to trade in services that both the United States and Jordan have undertaken.
I have the honor to further propose that this understanding be treated as an integral part of the Agreement. I would be grateful if you would confirm that this understanding is shared by your Government.
United States Trade Representative
United States of America
His Excellency Mohammad Halaiqah
Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
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