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SERVICES: PROPOSALS
Proposals for the new negotiations

WTO Members are currently tabling proposals regarding both the structure and the contents of the new negotiations.

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Sectoral proposalsHorizontal/Multi-sectoral proposals
Assessment of trade in services
Negotiations guidelines


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Sectoral proposals:  back to top
  • Accountancy services (Document code S/CSS/W/* or TN/S/W/* and Title “Accounting service”)    > search
  • Advertising and related services (Document code S/CSS/W/* or TN/S/W/* and Title “Advertising”)    > search
  • Architectural services (Document code S/CSS/W/* or TN/S/W/* and Title “Architectural”)    > search
  • Audiovisual and related services (Document code S/CSS/W/* or TN/S/W/* and Title “Audiovisual”)    > search
  • Business services (Document code S/CSS/W/* or TN/S/W/* and Title “Business services”)    > search
  • Computer and related services (Document code S/CSS/W/* or TN/S/W/* and Title “Computer”)    > search
  • Construction and related engineering services (Document code S/CSS/W/* or TN/S/W/* and Title “Construction or engineering”)    > search
  • Consulting services (Document code S/CSS/W/* or TN/S/W/* and Title “Consulting services”)    > search
  • Distribution services (Document code S/CSS/W/* or TN/S/W/* and Title “Distribution”)    > search
  • Education services (Document code S/CSS/W/* or TN/S/W/* and Title “Education”)     > search
  • Energy services (Document code S/CSS/W/* or TN/S/W/* and Title “Energy”)    > search
    • Oil and gas services (Document code S/CSS/W/* or TN/S/W/* and Title “Oil and gas”)    > search
  • Environmental services (Document code S/CSS/W/* or TN/S/W/* and Title “Environmental”)    > search
  • Financial services (Document code S/CSS/W/* or TN/S/W/* and Title “Financial”)    > search
  • Legal services (Document code S/CSS/W/* or TN/S/W/* and Title “Legal services”)    > search
  • Logistics and related services (Document code S/CSS/W/* or TN/S/W/* and Title “Logistics”)    > search
  • Movement of natural persons (Document code S/CSS/W/* or TN/S/W/* and Title “Movement”)    > search
  • Postal and courier services (Document code S/CSS/W/* or TN/S/W/* and Title “Postal or courier”)    > search
    • Express delivery services (Document code S/CSS/W/* or TN/S/W/* and Title “Express delivery”)    > search
  • Professional services (Document code S/CSS/W/* or TN/S/W/* and Title “Professional”)    > search
  • Sporting services (Document code S/CSS/W/* or TN/S/W/* and Title “Sporting services”)    > search
  • Telecommunication services (Document code S/CSS/W/* or TN/S/W/* and Title “Telecommunication”)    > search
  • Tourism services (Document code S/CSS/W/* or TN/S/W/* and Title “Tourism”)    > search
  • Transport services (Document code S/CSS/W/* or TN/S/W/* and Title “Transport”)    > search
    • Air Transport services (Document code S/CSS/W/* or TN/S/W/* and Title “Air transport services”)    > search
      • Aircraft Repair and Maintenance Services (Document code S/CSS/W/* or TN/S/W/* and Title “Aircraft Repair and Maintenance Services”)    > search
    • Maritime Transport services (Document code S/CSS/W/* or TN/S/W/* and Title “Maritime transport services”)    > search
    • Services auxiliary to all modes of transport (Document code S/CSS/W/* or TN/S/W/* and Title “Services auxiliary to all modes of transport”)    > search

  
  
Horizontal/Multi-sectoral proposals: 
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  • 21 March 2002: Paraguay — “Autonomous Liberalization of Services” (Document code S/CSS/W/140)    > search
  • 20 March 2002: Mercosur — “Economic Needs Test” (Document code S/CSS/W/139)    > search
  • 15 March 2002: Hong Kong, China — “Autonomous Liberalization” (Document code S/CSS/W/134)    > search
  • 22 February 2002: European Communities and their Member States — “Autonomous Liberalization of Trade in Services - Elements for Criteria and Modalities” (Document code S/CSS/W/133)    > search
  • 6 December 2001: Cuba, Pakistan, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe — “Increasing Participation of Developing Countries in International Trade in Services: Effective Implementation of Article IV of GATS” (Document code S/CSS/W/131)    > search
  • 30 November 2001: Republic of Korea — “Treatment of Autonomous Liberalization in the WTO Service Negotiations” (Document code S/CSS/W/126)    > search
  • 30 November 2001: Republic of Korea — “A Thought on the Alternatives to MFN Exemptions in the Annex on Article II Exemptions” (Document code S/CSS/W/127)    > search
  • 30 November 2001: Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Uruguay and Venezuela — “Autonomous Liberalization and Developing Countries” (Document code S/CSS/W/130)    > search
  • 26 September 2001: Kenya — “Negotiating proposal” (Document code S/CSS/W/109)    > search
  • 21 September 2001: Mexico — “Most Favoured Nation Exemptions: Negotiation” (Document code S/CSS/W/103)    > search
  • 13 July 2001: United States — “Transparency in domestic regulation” (Document code S/CSS/W/102)    > search
  • 26 June 2001: New Zealand — “Objectives for the resumed services negotiations” (Document code S/CSS/W/90)    > search
  • 14 May 2001 Chile — “The negotiations on trade in services” (Document code S/CSS/W/88)    > search
  • 14 May 2001: Members of the Andean Community: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela — “Definition of criteria for classification of services” (Document code S/CSS/W/89)    > search
  • 21 March 2001: Norway — “The negotiations on trade in services” (Document code S/CSS/W/59)    > search
  • 14 March 2001: Canada — “Initial Canadian negotiating proposal” (Document code S/CSS/W/46)    > search
  • 14 March 2001: Canada — “Initial negotiating proposal on regulatory transparency and predictability” (Document code S/CSS/W/47)    > search
  • 14 March 2001: Canada — “Initial negotiating proposal on small — and medium — sized enterprises” (Document code S/CSS/W/49)    > search
  • 22 December 2000: Japan — “The negotiations on trade in services” (Document code S/CSS/W/42)    > search
  • 22 May 2000: Communication from the European Communities and their Member States — “The Cluster Approach” (Document code S/CSS/W/3)    > search

  
  
Assessment of trade in services
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  • All assessments of trade in services (Document code S/CSS/W/* or TN/S/W/* and Title “Assessment”)    > search
      
  • 17 June 2005: Cuba (Document code TN/S/W/44)    > search
  • 26 February 2004: Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Document code TN/S/W/18)    > search
  • 31 March 2003: United States (Document code TN/S/W/12)    > search
  • 19 December 2002: People's Republic of China (Document code TN/S/W/9)    > search
  • 22 July 2002: Thailand (Document code TN/S/W/4)    > search
  • 10 June 2002: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal and Zambia (Document code TN/S/W/3)    > search
  • 06 December 2001: Cuba, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia (Document code S/CSS/W/132)    > search
  • 9 October 2001: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haïti, India, Kenya, Pakistan, Peru, Uganda, Venezuela and Zimbabwe (Document code S/CSS/W/114)    > search
  • 9 March 2001: Argentina (Document code S/CSS/W/44)    > search
  • 11 December 2000: Slovenia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland and Slovak Republic (Document code S/CSS/W/18)    > search

  
  
Proposals for the negotiations guidelines 
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  • All negotiations guidelines (Document code S/CSS/W/* or TN/S/W/* and varies Title)    > search
      
  • 28 October 2002: Bolivia, Barbados, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Peru and Trinidad and Tobago — Implementation of paragraph 15 of the guidelines and procedures for the negotiations on trade in services (S/L/93) (Document code TN/S/W/7)    > search
  • 5 December 2000: Switzerland (Document code S/CSS/W/16)    > search
  • 29 November 2000: Korea (Document code S/CSS/W/14)    > search
  • 24 November 2000: Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, el Salvador, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Uruguay, and the members of the ANDEAN Community (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela) (Document code S/CSS/W/13)    > search
  • 4 October 2000: Mauritius on Behalf of the African Group (Document code S/CSS/W/7)    > search
  • 29 September 2000: Hong Kong, China (Document code S/CSS/W/6)    > search
  • 13 July 2000: United States (Document code S/CSS/W/4)    > search
  • 22 May 2000: European Communities — “The cluster approach” (Document code S/CSS/W/3)    > search
  • 14 April 2000: Australia and Singapore (Document code S/CSS/W/1)    > search
  • 14 April 2000: MERCOSUR Members (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay) (Document code S/CSS/W/2)    > search

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