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The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law edited by Bethlehem, Daniel; McRae, Donald; Neufeld, Rodney; Van Damme, Isabelle (8th January 2009)

Part II Substantive Law, Ch.7 Gats

Andrew T F Lang

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law

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

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 July 2019

Subject(s):
Services — Most-favoured-nation treatment (MFN) — National treatment — Developing countries — Specific trade agreements
Since the middle of the 1990s, the world has seen the rapid development of a large network of treaties governing international trade in services. Although NAFTA was the first international agreement directly relating to trade in services to enter into force, 1 the initial impetus for extending international trade rules to services came at the multilateral level, with the commencement of the Uruguay Round of GATT negotiations in 1986. 2 These multilateral negotiations concluded eight years later, and in 1995 the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) came...
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