The new application, known as I-TIP Services, consists of an integrated database that provides information on WTO members' commitments under the WTO's General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), services commitments in regional trade agreements (RTAs), applied measures in services, and services statistics (including the latest UNCTAD-ITC-WTO trade in services data). The database will make it easier for members and others to access information relevant for services trade policy making.
The database can be searched by member, sector, agreement, source of information and other criteria. Search results are presented in summary form as well as in more detail. It is easy for users to switch from one module to another.
This new database is available at http://i-tip.wto.org/services/
The WTO has also released an updated version of I-TIP Goods, which now contains a wider range of non-tariff measure notifications, such as on safeguard measures and state trading enterprises, as well as enhanced functionalities. I-TIP Goods is available at http://i-tip.wto.org/goods/
At the presentation, the WTO Secretariat also showcased how its upgraded Air Services Agreement Projector (ASAP) will enable users to obtain information on the evolution of bilateral and plurilateral Air Services Agreements and correlated traffic flows.
I-TIP also includes information on members' accession commitments and data taken from the WTO's regular trade monitoring reports.