GATS Initial Offers

The WTO Member States tabled their initial offers on the basis of the negotiating proposals, in 2003. However, only very few WTO Member States participated in this first round of offers, and only a limited amount of countries made their offers publicly accessible.

You can find the initial offers’ full texts and/or summaries that are publicly availabe to download in the list below. Further initial offers will be published on this site as soon as publicly available. The Bulgarian, the Czech, the Polish, the Slovak and the Slovenian offers have been been consolidated with the EU’s offer.

For detailed information on the European Communities’  and its Member States’ Initial Offer of 29/04/03 including a summary, an EU press release, the full text of the initial offer, and an ESF press release click here. The EU offer represents every Member State of the EU-27.

WTO Member States’ initial offers:

The dates in parantheses indicate the day the initial offer was tabled.

  1. Albania (26/05/05)
  2. Argentina (08/04/03)
  3. Australia (Initial Offer)(Summary)(31/03/03)
  4. Belize (11/12/2006)
  5. Barbados (02/03/2005)
  6. Bahrain (29/04/03)
  7. Bolivia (29/09/03)
  8. Brazil (20/07/04)
  9. Brunei Darussalam (15/05/2005)
  10. Canada (31/03/03)
  11. Chile (Sp)(16/07/03)
  12. China (15/09/03)
  13. Chinese Taipei (31/03/03)
  14. Columbia (04/09/03)
  15. Costa Rica (21/04/2004)
  16. Croatia (09/06/2005)
  17. Cuba (24/06/05)
  18. Dominica (20/05/05)
  19. Dominican Republic (01/10/04)
  20. European Union (29/04/03)
  21. Egypt (29/11/04)
  22. El Salvador (29/11/04)
  23. Fiji Islands (30/05/03)
  24. Gabon (01/10/04)
  25. Grenada (24/02/05)
  26. Guatemala (26/08/03)
  27. Guyana (24/02/05)
  28. Honduras (29/03/05)
  29. Hong Kong China (16/04/03)
  30. Iceland (31/03/03)
  31. India (16/12/03)
  32. Indonesia (21/02/05)
  33. Israel (14/04/03)
  34. Jamaica (30/05/05)
  35. Japan (Summary; Initial Offer) (31/03/03)
  36. Jordan (24/09/04)
  37. Kenya (01/10/04)
  38. Republic of Korea (31/03/03)
  39. Liechtenstein (02/04/03)
  40. Macao China (13/05/03)
  41. Macedonia (26/07/05)
  42. Malaysia (26/01/05)
  43. Mauritius (24/06/2004)
  44. Mexico (16/05/03)
  45. Morocco (10/06/2005)
  46. New Zealand (Summary; Initial Offer) (31/03/03)
  47. Nicaragua (16/06/2005)
  48. Norway (31/03/03)
  49. Oman (31/03/2006)
  50. Pakistan (24/05/05)
  51. Panama (02/04/03)
  52. Paraguay (31/03/03)
  53. Peru (27/08/03)
  54. Philippines (31/05/05)
  55. Qatar (30/05/05)
  56. Saint Christopher and Nevis (24/04/03)
  57. Saint Lucia (24/05/05)
  58. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (31/05/05)
  59. Senegal (14/04/03)
  60. Singapore (10/07/03)
  61. Sri Lanka (22/08/03)
  62. South Africa (30/03/2006)
  63. Suriname (03/03/04)
  64. Switzerland (09/04/03)
  65. Thailand (29/08/03)
  66. Trinidad and Tobago (09/06/2005)
  67. Tunisia (31/05/05)
  68. Turkey (15/08/03)
  69. United Arab Emirates (23/06/05)
  70. United States of America (Summary; Initial Offer) (31/03/03)
  71. Uruguay (31/03/03)

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