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Part III Substantive Law, Ch.18 Trade in Services

Chantal Ononaiwu

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law (2e) (2nd Edition)

Edited By: Daniel Bethlehem, Donald McRae, Rodney Neufeld, Isabelle Van Damme

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 July 2024


Since the conclusion of the GATS, there has been an explosion in the number of FTAs with commitments to liberalize trade in services. Generally, these agreements have developed frameworks that better reflect the role of services in world trade and the changing dynamics of services trade. This Chapter explores how FTAs have gone further than the GATS, both in terms of liberalization commitments and disciplines. It also highlights domestic initiatives that would support the further evolution of international regulation of services trade in line with the importance of services to domestic economies and the role of services in the global economy.

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