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GATS, the case for open services markets

Label
GATS, the case for open services markets
Language
eng
resource.governmentPublication
international or intergovernmental publication
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
GATS, the case for open services markets
Medium
electronic resource
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
49787100
Summary
This study has a threefold purpose. First, to recall the economic case that underpins service sector reforms and the policy rationales for pursuing open service markets through trade and investment liberalisation. Second, to address concerns over the effects of the GATS by explaining the operation of the Agreement, the obligations WTO Members subscribe to and the policy options they may pursue under it. And third, to point out some of the key negotiating challenges of the current GATS round, focusing particular attention on the interests and concerns of developing countries and recalling the potential the GATS holds for anchoring development-enhancing reforms in services markets
resource.variantTitle
GATSGeneral Agreement on Trade in Services
Classification
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