9. At the request of the parties to a trade agreement, the Ministerial Conference may decide by mutual agreement to include this agreement in Schedule 4. At the request of the parties to a multi-lateral trade agreement, the Ministerial Conference may decide to remove this schedule 4 agreement. (5) There is a commodity trade council, a services council and a council on aspects of intellectual property rights that affect trade (`TRIPS Advice`), acting under the general direction of the General Council. The Trade in Goods Council monitors the operation of the multilateral trade agreements in Schedule 1A. The Council for Trade in Services monitors the functioning of the general agreement on trade in services (`GATS`). The TRIPS Council monitors the functioning of the agreement on aspects of intellectual property rights that affect trade (hereafter referred to as the TRIPS Agreement). These councils carry out the functions entrusted to them by their respective agreements and by the General Council. They decide on their internal regulations, subject to the agreement of the General Council. Membership in these councils is open to representatives of all members. These councils may meet to carry out their duties. (2) The WTO provides the status of negotiations among its members on multilateral trade relations in the cases under this agreement. The WTO can also provide a forum for further negotiations among its members on their multilateral trade relations and a framework for the implementation of the outcome of these negotiations, as decided by the Ministerial Conference.

2. Membership decisions are made by the Ministerial Conference. The Ministerial Conference approves the agreement on the terms of membership by a two-thirds majority of WTO members. 3. Paragraph 1 applies between a member and another member who has joined under Article XII only if the member who does not accept the application has informed the Ministerial Conference of the terms of membership before the agreement is approved by the Ministerial Conference. 3. The agreements listed in Schedule 4 and related legal instruments (so-called multilateral trade agreements) are also part of this agreement for the members who have adopted them and are binding on those members.