Opening Markets for International Trade in Services

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A unique comparison of how service trade negotiations have evolved on the regional/bilateral level and at the WTO.



A warmer welcome? Access for natural persons under PTAs

In comparison to the other three modes of supplying services under the GATS, few market opening commitments have been undertaken by WTO members with respect to the movement of natural persons – mode 4 – as a result of the Uruguay Round and subsequent extended negotiations. This begs the question: have WTO members been more forthcoming in their PTAs?


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