TRADE TOPICS

A Handbook on Reading WTO Goods and Services Schedules

This is a detailed guide on how to read WTO Schedules of Commitments for Goods and Services. The schedules are part of the Legal Texts of the WTO Uruguay Round Agreements.

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See also:
Goods schedules: Membersĺ commitments
Services: schedules of commitments


 


 


They comprise about 27,000 pages of specific commitments by the 153 members of the WTO on market access conditions. Understanding how to read the schedules is essential for anyone wishing to glean information for academic, official, or business purposes. Commissioned and reviewed by the WTO Secretariat, this is a unique guide to understanding the schedules. A detailed description is provided of information contained in goods and services schedules, helping to guide readers through fundamental concepts behind individual legal texts.

Published in 2009

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