General Application

Chapter

Learning Objectives

This chapter is to help students understand:
  1. 1.

    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;

     
  2. 2.

    Importance of domestic regulation for trade in services compared with that for trade in goods;

     
  3. 3.

    Qualified conditions of member countries’ maintenance of monopolies or exclusive rights to supply services;

     
  4. 4.

    Method of recognition granted through harmonization in international service markets among the WTO member countries;

     
  5. 5.

    Mandates to negotiate further GATS disciplines;

     

Keywords

Supra Note National Treatment Regional Agreement Domestic Regulation Conditional Obligation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of International TradePusan National UniversityPusanRepublic of South Korea

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