Without the enormous pressure from the U.S. financial services industry, especially companies like American Express and Citicorp, there would have been no agreement on services and, therefore, perhaps no Uruguay Round, no WTO. David Hartridge, Director of the WTO Services Division. Derogations are possible in the form of derogations referred to in Article II. Members were allowed to request such derogations before the entry into force of the Agreement. New waivers may be granted to new Members only at the time of accession or, in the case of existing Members, by means of a waiver provided for in Article IX(3) of the WTO Agreement. all derogations shall be reviewed; in principle, they should not last more than 10 years. .