The sector includes advisory and representations services for host country law, home country and/or third country law, international law, legal documentation and certification, other advisory and information services.
The current negotiations
Legal services are included in the new services negotiations, which began January 2000.
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Principles of trade in legal services are contained, like for all services, in the GATS.
Current commitments and exemptions Back to top
For consolidated information on countries’ commitments and exemptions on legal services go to the services database. If you are seeking the commitments of a specific WTO member, go to “Jump to a specific sector for a given Member”, select Professional Services from the sector dropdown list, select the Member of interest and click “go”. To see a table showing which Members have made commitments in accountancy services choose “See which Members have made commitments in a specific sector”, select Professional Services and click “go”.Back to top