• Mode 4
    • Postal & Courier
    • WTO
    • Negotiations
    • GATS
    • Domestic Regulation
    • Accountancy
    • Advertising
    • Telecom
    • Africa
    • Air Transport
    • Maritime Transport
    • Land Transport
    • Universal Access
    • TiSA
    • Plurilaterals
    • trade
    • investment
    • regulation

The Trade In Services Agreement: Plurilateral Progress or Game-Changing Gamble?

Trade analysis in the current moment is understandably focused on mega-regional negotiations, but plurilateral talks also deserve our attention. This paper takes plurilateral negotiations leading to a Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) as its focus. It argues that the barriers to trade in services are distinct and their removal consequential; thus inviting careful consideration and, ideally, public debate. Five key questions about TiSA are examined. The answers to these questions are not clear, making this a propitious moment to explore promising avenues for both maximizing the gains and minimizing the costs of services liberalization.


Additional Info

  • Type: Background Note
  • Sector: General
  • Special Focus: Negotiations
  • Geographical Level: Multilateral
  • Published by: CIGI - Centre for International Governance Innovation
  • Year: 2014
  • Language: English