The Protection Committee monitors and reports annually to the Goods Council on the overall implementation of the agreement. A member concerned with a protective measure may ask the committee to decide whether the measure complies with the rules of procedure of the agreements. At the request of members, the Committee may support consultations or consider proposals for retaliatory measures. It monitors the release of notified “grey zone” measures and verifies all security messages. The current chair is. Basic introduction to the safeguard agreement Links with the “Safeguard measures” section of the WTO guide “WTO Agreement” c) This agreement does not apply to measures taken by a member in accordance with the 1994 GATT provisions, with the exception of Article XIX and the multilateral trade agreements of Schedule 1A, with another agreement or under protocols and agreements or agreements concluded under the 1994 GATT , or agreements have been concluded, requested, concluded or maintained. b) In addition, a member cannot seek, take or maintain voluntary export restrictions, orderly marketing agreements or similar measures on the export or import side. (3), (4) These include measures taken by a single member and measures within the framework of agreements, agreements and agreements reached by two or more members. Any such measure, in effect on the date of the WTO agreement, is brought into compliance with this agreement or expires in accordance with paragraph 2. The SG agreement, which expressly applies to all members in the same way, aims to clarify and strengthen GATT disciplines, including those of Article XIX; 2) restore multilateral control over measures to safeguard and eliminate measures beyond this control; and (3) to promote the structural adjustment of industries affected by increased imports, thereby strengthening competition in international markets. The Secretary-General`s enterprise agreement was widely negotiated due to the increasing application by gaTT contracting parties of a large number of so-called “shadow zones” measures (voluntary bilateral export restrictions, ordered marketing agreements and similar measures) to limit imports of certain products. These measures were not imposed under Article XIX and are therefore not subject to the multilateral discipline of the GATT and the legality of these measures under the GATT was questionable.