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Part III World Trade Law and Regional Trade Agreements, XVII The General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)

From: Principles of International Economic Law (1st Edition)

Matthias Herdegen

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From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 November 2020

Subject(s):
Specific trade agreements — Most-favoured-nation treatment (MFN) — Standards of treatment
Besides the GATT, which has served as the legal core of the world trading system, the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)1 has become more and more important, sometimes applying concurrently with the GATT.2 The GATS defines its scope of application in Article I: In fulfilling its obligations and commitments under the Agreement, each Member shall take such reasonable measures as may be available to it to ensure their observance by regional and local governments and authorities and non-governmental bodies within its territory; Thus, the GATS extends to all...
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