Characteristics of GATS provisions grouped into five categories (unconditional provisions, conditional provisions, permissive provisions, exception provisions and provisions for further rule-making) compared with those of GATT, viewed from the fact that liberalization process and negotiations in the service market are basically different from those in the goods market;
Importance of domestic regulation for trade in services compared with that for trade in goods;
Qualified conditions of member countries’ maintenance of monopolies or exclusive rights to supply services;
Method of recognition granted through harmonization in international service markets among the WTO member countries;
Mandates to negotiate further GATS disciplines;
KeywordsSupra Note National Treatment Regional Agreement Domestic Regulation Conditional Obligation
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