the Uruguay Round, sectoral negotiations took place in the WTO: on the
movement of natural persons (1995), on telecommunications (1997) and on
financial services (1997). During the sectoral negotiations, participating
countries took new commitments specifically in those sectors. These new
schedules replaced the corresponding section in the original schedules.
all WTO members participated in the sectoral negotiations.
new members submit a list commitments and exemptions.
and exemptions of European Union (more info)
members are found under “European Communities”, except for:
- the 1993-1995 commitments of Austria, Finland and Sweden, who
joined the EU in 9995,
ten countries which joined the EU on May 1, 2004.
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|| SERVICES DATABASES
A set of linked databases that provides information on Members' commitments under the WTO's General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), services commitments in regional trade agreements (RTA), applied measures in services, and services statistics.
You can use this database to retrieve the services
schedule for a Member, or to compare services
commitments across Members. The database does not
include data on current negotiations.