Annex applies to measures affecting trade in air transport services, whether scheduled or
non-scheduled, and ancillary services. It is confirmed that any specific commitment or
obligation assumed under this Agreement shall not reduce or affect a Member's obligations
under bilateral or multilateral agreements that are in effect on the date of entry into
force of the WTO Agreement.
Agreement, including its dispute settlement procedures, shall not apply to measures
rights, however granted; or
directly related to the exercise of traffic rights, except as provided in paragraph 3 of
Agreement shall apply to measures affecting:
repair and maintenance services;
selling and marketing of air transport services;
reservation system (CRS) services.
dispute settlement procedures of the Agreement may be invoked only where obligations or
specific commitments have been assumed by the concerned Members and where dispute
settlement procedures in bilateral and other multilateral agreements or arrangements have
Council for Trade in Services shall review periodically, and at least every five years,
developments in the air transport sector and the operation of this Annex with a view to
considering the possible further application of the Agreement in this sector.
repair and maintenance services mean such activities when undertaken on an aircraft
or a part thereof while it is withdrawn from service and do not include so-called line
and marketing of air transport services mean opportunities for the air carrier
concerned to sell and market freely its air transport services including all aspects of
marketing such as market research, advertising and distribution. These activities do not
include the pricing of air transport services nor the applicable conditions.
reservation system (CRS) services mean services provided by computerised systems
that contain information about air carriers' schedules, availability, fares and fare
rules, through which reservations can be made or tickets may be issued.
rights mean the right for scheduled and non-scheduled services to operate and/or to
carry passengers, cargo and mail for remuneration or hire from, to, within, or over the
territory of a Member, including points to be served, routes to be operated, types of
traffic to be carried, capacity to be provided, tariffs to be charged and their
conditions, and criteria for designation of airlines, including such criteria as number,
ownership, and control.