With the establishment of the WTO, trade in services became part of the world trade order. Volume 6 is dedicated to these rather recent developments. It covers the core agreement, the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) with annexes, as well as the additional instruments , which have been adopted later on to govern the liberalization in specific sectors. Those are the Understanding on Commitments in Financial Services, the Second Protocol on Financial Services, the Third Protocol on the Movement of Natural Persons, the Fourth Protocol on Basic Telecommunications and the Fifth Protocol, which contains further rules for financial services. This volume will be a valuable reference tool for the WTO community as a whole, as well as for professionals and researchers, who deal with one of the sectors concerned, e.g. financial services and telecommunications. Furthermore, it is highly relevant in view of those sectors, which are the subject of ongoing liberalization efforts or earmarked for future negotiations, namely accounting, legal services, transport, tourism, environmental services, legal and educational services.
WTO - Trade in Services
Edited by Peter-Tobias Stoll, Jan Busche and Katrin Arend
This commentary covers the entire TRIPs agreement. It adopts a comparative perspective in highlighting related and similar provisions and developments in other international and regional instruments. It is designed to meet the needs both of the WTO and the intellectual property community.
Edited by Rüdiger Wolfrum, Peter-Tobias Stoll and Holger P. Hestermeyer
Article-by-article this volume explains the GATT 1994, its Introductory Note and Annexes, the Understandings on Arts II:1 lit. b, XVII, XXIV and XXVIII GATT, the Understandings on Balance-of-Payments Provisions and Waivers of Obligations, the Enabling Clause and the Waiver on Preferential Tariff ...
Edited by Rüdiger Wolfrum, Peter-Tobias Stoll and Michael Koebele
Leading practitioners and scholars have gathered to provide an invaluable insight and easy access to the law on trade remedies in an article-by-article commentary approach.
Edited by Rüdiger Wolfrum, Peter-Tobias Stoll and Anja Seibert-Fohr
This volume gives a detailed account of the parameters for technical standards and measures seeking to protect health and environment
Edited by Rüdiger Wolfrum, Peter-Tobias Stoll and Karen Kaiser
In a practical and authoritative article-by-article account, this volume covers the legislative history, interpretation and practical application of the Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization.
Edited by Rüdiger Wolfrum and Peter-Tobias Stoll
Peter-Tobias Stoll and Frank Schorkopf
This book describes the institutional system, the basic principles and the vast variety of rules of the World Trade Organization. It aims at clarifying the structures and the general concepts, in order to enable the reader to get a better understanding of the issues at stake in many of the ...
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