Council Of Ministers

The Composition and Functions of the Council of Ministers

The Council of Ministers is hereby established and shall consist of the Ministers responsible for Trade or such other ministers, authorities, or officials duly designated by the State Parties.

The Council of Ministers shall report to the Assembly through the Executive Council.

The Council of Ministers shall within its mandate:

The Council of Ministers shall meet twice a year in ordinary session and may meet as and when necessary in extraordinary sessions.

Decisions taken by the Council of Ministers, while acting within its mandate, shall be binding on State Parties. Decisions that have legal, structural or financial implications shall be binding on State Parties upon their adoption by the Assembly.

The State Parties shall take such measures as are necessary to implement the decisions of the Council of Ministers.