Countries decided last week in Geneva to bring the ITTA 1994 into force provisionally without the membership of several key governments. Since then, informal discussions on its overhaul have been underway among some ITTO members during IPF off-time. Some observers question whether the emerging consensus for some form of IPF follow-up could foreshadow the end of the ITTO. Many, including NGOs who have already transferred their lobbying budgets to the IFP framework, say this would be just as well. Other observers and delegates, even those critical of various aspects of the ITTO, think it still has a role to play.