publication includes studies on a wide range of sectors, such as air
transport, distribution, audiovisual services, postal services, energy,
finance and telecommunications, and on a variety of themes, such as
cross-border trade, government procurement and the movement of natural
persons. Chapters covering each of these sectors/themes review market and
regulatory developments, discuss key negotiating issues and assess the
liberalization already achieved by PTAs and WTO negotiations. The book also
looks ahead to future opportunities and challenges.
The book also includes case studies on countries as diverse as Australia,
Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, India, Singapore, South
Africa, Thailand and Uruguay. These case studies aim to shed light on the
elements that have shaped bilateral and multilateral negotiations on
services. What are the reasons for negotiating bilateral agreements? Why do
negotiations lead to such different results? What role is played by national
Contributors to this volume include WTO staff, negotiators, academics and
experts from other international organizations. A foreword has been provided
by the WTO's Director-General, Pascal Lamy.
Opening Markets for Trade in Services may be ordered from the
Online Bookshop and can be purchased locally through
stockists across the world.
Further information about the book, including access to the table of
contents and the Summary and Overview, is available
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