Binding enforcement and dispute resolution mechanisms will ensure that the rights of businesses, consumers and individuals are respected. This means that eu and UK companies will compete on a level playing field and prevent either party from using its regulatory autonomy to provide unfair subsidies or distort competition. The agreement provides for the possibility of introducing compensation, reorganisation, compensation and safeguard measures. A treaty is a binding agreement between EU Member States. It defines the EU`s objectives, the rules applicable to the EU institutions, the way decisions are taken and the relationship between the EU and its Member States. While by no means commensurate with the level of economic integration that existed during the UK`s period as an EU Member State, the Trade and Cooperation Agreement goes beyond traditional free trade agreements and provides a solid basis for maintaining our long-standing friendship and cooperation. The agreement covers not only trade in goods and services, but also a wide range of other areas in the EU`s interest, such as investment, competition, state aid, tax transparency, air and road transport, energy and sustainability, fisheries, data protection and social security coordination. Call for applications: dispute settlement activities under the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement WIPO manages 26 international contracts covering a wide range of intellectual property issues ranging from the protection of consignments to the definition of an international patent classification.  It is led by the General Assembly and the Coordination Committee, which jointly define policy and act as the main decision-making bodies. The General Assembly also elected WIPO`s principal Administrator, the Director General, currently from Australia, Francis Gurry, who took office on October 1, 2008 and was re-elected in May 2014 for a second six-year term.
  WIPO is managed by a secretariat that contributes to its day-to-day activities. On 1 October 2020, Daren Tang of Singapore succeeded Gurry as Managing Director.  His candidacy was supported by the United States against the candidate desired by China, Wang Binying.  Main changes: amendment, relocation and consolidation of the EU and EEC Treaties. More transparent decision-making (increased application of the ordinary legislative procedure). . . .