Annex D-II — Complementary information template
This template is designed to allow WTO member to communicate in a simplified
format immediately compatible with the quasar methodology the agreement
absent from the ICAO WASA database or that have been updated as compared to
those present in the ICAO-WASA database.
Air Transport and the GATS: 2000-2005 gathers together most of the background documentation
produced by the Secretariat on developments in the sector for the period
The background documentation of the second review consists of S/C/W/270 and two addenda (S/C/W/270/Add.1 and
S/C/W/270/Add.2). These documents address the economic and regulatory
developments in the air transport sector. Since the
on Air Transport Services provides no definition of the
sector, the documents try to encompass all aspects of air transport and air
transport-related services. They follow the model of the former WTO Secretariat
S/C/W/59 on the same subject examined during the Information Exchange
Program in 1998, and of document
S/C/W/163 and its addenda examined during the
first review of the air transport annex in 2001-2003.
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S/C/W/270, dated 18 July 2006, constitutes the first part of the
background documentation prepared by the Secretariat. It deals with services
“auxiliary” to air transport, namely maintenance repair and overhaul, airlines'
ticket distribution, franchising, leasing, ground handling, airport management
and air navigation services. It is also available as a
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Quantitative Air Services Agreements Review (QUASAR)
S/C/W/270/Add.1, dated 30 November 2006, is the second part of the documentation on developments in the
air transport sector that the Secretariat has been mandated to produce by
the Council for Trade in Services in the framework of the second review of
the GATS Annex on Air Transport Services.
It focuses on scheduled air passenger services and seeks to offer a
detailed and, as far as possible, comprehensive analysis of market access
features of bilateral Air Services Agreements (ASAs). For the purpose of
this analysis, the Secretariat has developed a specific approach, the
Quantitative Air Services Agreement Review (QUASAR), which combines both
a methodology and a database of information drawn from a variety of sources.
It is structured in four parts.
provides an introduction to the QUASAR methodology.
Part B outlines the preliminary global and regional results that emerge from its application.
Part C provides a systematic and in-depth analysis of the bilateral ASAs concluded by 184 Contracting States, the term used by the International
Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for its members, and of their level of
Part D contains a detailed methodological note on the QUASAR
and suggestions for possible future methodological refinements.
Improvement to Quasar and the ASAP Software
Transport and the GATS: 2000-2005
This publication contains the documentation prepared by the WTO
Secretariat for the WTO membership in the framework of a five-year
review process of the air transport sector.
Volume 1 Auxiliary Services
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The third part of the documentation, document
S/C/W/270/Add.2, dated 28 September 2007, prepared by the Secretariat for the
second review of the Air Transport Annex covers:
(I) plurilateral Air
(II) the economic and financial situation of scheduled
(III) economic and regulatory developments in specific
areas, namely low-cost carrier services, non-scheduled passenger air
transport services, regional air transport services, general aviation
services, cargo services, slots, alliances and cooperation amongst airlines,
(IV) other significant economic and regulatory developments.