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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