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TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES: LIST OF COMMITMENTS AND EXEMPTIONS
Telecommunications commitments and exemptions

Member

Commitments(1)

Exemptions

  

Uruguay Round Commitments

(complete UR commitments including value-added telecommunications) (1994-1995)

Commitments annexed to the Fourth Protocol on Basic Telecommunications (from 1997 onwards)

Unilateral or new accession commitments (basic and/or value-added telecommunications) (after 1995)

 

Albania

  

 

GATS/SC/131 (complete accession schedule including telecommunications) b+v

Antigua & Barbuda

  

GATS/SC/2/Suppl.1 +v

  

GATS/EL/2

Argentina

GATS/SC/4

GATS/SC/4/Suppl.1/Rev.1

  

GATS/EL/4

Australia

GATS/SC/6

GATS/SC/6/Suppl.3

 

  

Austria (EC member in 1995)

GATS/SC/7

  

  

  

Bangladesh

  

GATS/SC/8/Suppl.1

  

GATS/EL/8

Barbados

  

  

GATS/SC/9/Suppl.1 b+v

  

Belize

  

GATS/SC/10/Suppl.1 +v

  

  

Bolivia

  

GATS/SC/12/Suppl.1

  

  

Brazil

 

  

GATS/SC/13/Suppl.2 (the schedule will be annexed to the Fourth protocol as soon as Brazil ratifies it) b+v

GATS/EL/13/Suppl.1

Brunei Darussalam

GATS/SC/95

GATS/SC/95/Suppl.1

 

  

Bulgaria

  

GATS/SC/122/Suppl.1

GATS/SC/122 (complete accession schedule including telecommunications) v

Canada

GATS/SC/16

GATS/SC/16/Suppl.3

  

 

Chile

GATS/SC/18

GATS/SC/18/Suppl.2

  

  

China    

GATS/SC/135 (complete schedule including telecommunications) b+v

Colombia

GATS/SC/20

GATS/SC/20/Suppl.2

  

GATS/EL/20

Congo (Democratic Republic of)

GATS/SC/103

  

  

  

Croatia

  

  

GATS/SC/130 (complete accession schedule including telecommunications) b+v

Cuba

GATS/SC/24 only b

  

  

  

Cyprus

  

  

GATS/SC/25/Suppl.1 b

  

Czech Republic

GATS/SC/26

GATS/SC/26/Suppl.2

  

  

Djibouti

GATS/SC/104 + b

 

   

  

Dominica

  

 

GATS/SC/27/Suppl.1 (the schedule will be annexed to the Fourth protocol as soon as Dominica ratifies it) b+v

Dominican Republic

GATS/SC/28

GATS/SC/28/Suppl.2

 

 

Ecuador

  

GATS/SC/98/Suppl.1

GATS/SC/98 (complete accession schedule including telecommunications) v

Egypt     GATS/SC/30/Suppl.3

El Salvador

GATS/SC/29

GATS/SC/29/Suppl.1

 

  

Estonia

 

  

GATS/SC/127 (complete schedule including basic telecommunications) b+v

European Communities and their Member States

GATS/SC/31 (complete schedule including telecommunications)

GATS/SC/31/Suppl.3

 

 

Finland (EC member in 1995)

GATS/SC/33 (complete schedule including telecommunications)

    

Georgia

  

  

GATS/SC/129 (complete accession schedule including telecommunications) b+v

Ghana

  

GATS/SC/35/Suppl.1

  

  

Grenada

  

GATS/SC/96/Suppl.1 +v

  

  

Guatemala

  

  

GATS/SC/36/Suppl.1/Rev.1 (the schedule will be annexed to the Fourth protocol as soon as Guatemala ratifies it) b

Guyana

GATS/SC/37

  

  

  

Honduras

  

  

  

GATS/EL/38

Hong Kong, China

GATS/SC/39

GATS/SC/39/Suppl.2

  

  

Hungary

GATS/SC/40

GATS/SC/40/Suppl.2

 

 

Iceland

GATS/SC/41

GATS/SC/41/Suppl.1

  

  

India

GATS/SC/42

GATS/SC/42/Suppl.3

  

GATS/EL/42/Suppl.1

Indonesia

GATS/SC/43

GATS/SC/43/Suppl.2

  

  

Israel

GATS/SC/44 only b

GATS/SC/44/Suppl.1

 

  

Ivory Coast

  

GATS/SC/23/Suppl.1

 

  

Jamaica

  

GATS/SC/45/Suppl.1 +v

 

  

Japan

GATS/SC/46

GATS/SC/46/Suppl.2

  

  

Jordan

  

  

GATS/SC/128 (complete accession schedule including telecommunications) b+v

Kenya

GATS/SC/47

  

  

  

Korea

GATS/SC/48

GATS/SC/48/Suppl.2

 

  

Kyrgyz Republic

   

 

GATS/SC/125 (complete accession schedule including telecommunications) b+v

Latvia

  

  

GATS/SC/126 (complete accession schedule including telecommunications) b+v

Lesotho

GATS/SC/114

  

  

  

Liechtenstein

GATS/SC/83-A

  

  

  

Lithuania     GATS/SC/133 (complete schedule including telecommunications) b+v

Malaysia

GATS/SC/52

GATS/SC/52/Suppl.2

  

  

Mauritius

GATS/SC/55

GATS/SC/55/Suppl.1

 

  

Mexico

GATS/SC/56

GATS/SC/56/Suppl.2

  

  

Moldova     GATS/SC/134 (complete schedule including telecommunications) b+v

Mongolia

  

  

GATS/SC/123 (complete accession schedule including telecommunications) v

Morocco

GATS/SC/57

GATS/SC/57/Suppl.2/Rev.1

  

  

New Zealand

GATS/SC/62

GATS/SC/62/Suppl.1

  

  

Nicaragua

GATS/SC/63

  

  

  

Nigeria

GATS/SC/65

  

  

  

Norway

GATS/SC/66

GATS/SC/66/Suppl.3

  

  

Oman

 

  

GATS/SC/132 (complete accession schedule including telecommunications) b+v

Pakistan

GATS/SC/67

GATS/SC/67/Suppl.2/Rev1 +v

  

GATS/EL/67

GATS/EL/67/Suppl.1

Papua New Guinea

  

  

GATS/SC/118/Suppl.1 (the schedule will be annexed to the Fourth protocol as soon as Papua New Guinea ratifies it) b

Peru

GATS/SC/69

GATS/SC/69/Suppl.1

  

  

Philippines (The)

GATS/SC/70

  

GATS/SC/70/Suppl.2 (the schedule will be annexed to the Fourth protocol as soon as the Philippines ratify it) b

Poland

GATS/SC/71

GATS/SC/71/Suppl.2

  

  

Romania

GATS/SC/72

GATS/SC/72/Suppl.1

  

  

Saint Kitts and Nevis

GATS/SC/119 (complete schedule including telecommunications)

  

Senegal

GATS/SC/75 +b

GATS/SC/75/Suppl.1

  

  

Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu

    GATS/SC/136/Rev.1 (complete schedule including telecommunications) b+v

Singapore

GATS/SC/76

GATS/SC/76/Suppl.2

  

  

Slovak Republic

GATS/SC/77

GATS/SC/77/Suppl.2

  

  

Slovenia

GATS/SC/99 (complete schedule including telecommunications)

  

South Africa

GATS/SC/78

GATS/SC/78/Suppl.2

  

  

Sri Lanka

  

GATS/SC/79/Suppl.1

  

GATS/EL/79

Suriname

  

  

GATS/SC/80/Suppl.1 b

  

Sweden (EC member in 1995)

GATS/SC/82

  

  

  

Switzerland

GATS/SC/83

GATS/SC/83/Suppl.3/Rev1

  

  

Thailand

GATS/SC/85

GATS/SC/85/Suppl.2

  

  

Trinidad & Tobago

  

GATS/SC/86/Suppl.1 +v

  

  

Tunisia

  

GATS/SC/87/Suppl.1

  

  

Turkey

GATS/SC/88

GATS/SC/88/Suppl.2

  

GATS/EL/88

GATS/EL/88/Suppl.2

Uganda

  

  

GATS/SC/89/Suppl.1/Rev.1 b

  

United States of America

GATS/SC/90

GATS/SC/90/Suppl.2

  

GATS/EL/90/Suppl.2

Venezuela

GATS/SC/92

GATS/SC/92/Suppl.2/Rev.1

  

  

Zimbabwe

GATS/SC/94

  

  

 

1. New commitments replace or supplement old commitments, as indicated on the schedule back to text

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b = basic telecommunications

v = value-added telecommunications

  

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