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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, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 14 May 2021

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 into...
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