The negotiating proposals provide the very basis for the DDA negotiations. Having been tabled by the WTO Member States between 2000 and 2002, they comprise a very first outline of the States’ offers.
For an enhanced understanding of the negotiating proposals’ sector specific classifications, ESF recommends consulting the WTO Secretariat’s Sector Specific Background Notes.
In the list below, you find the services sectors that are subject to GATS Sectoral Negotiating Proposals as well as a list of the respective proposing countries. The sectors are ordered according to their UN CPC / W 120 Classification). The Proposals are listed in chronological order according to the date they were submitted to the WTO Secretariat in Geneva.
Click on the respective countries to see the text related to the services sector you are interested in.
|2||Business Services (other than professional services)|
|Computer and Related Services|
|5||Audio-visual and related services|
|6||Construction and Related engineering Services|
|8||Education and Training Services|
|11||Tourism and Related Services||
|12||Recreational, Cultural and Sporting services|
|Logistic and related services|
|14||Other services not included elsewhere:
|Oil and Gas Services|
General or Horizontal Negotiating Proposals:
|1||General or introductory communications|
|Special Treatment for Developing countries|
|Transparency in Domestic Regulation|
|3||Movement of Natural Persons (Mode 4)|
|4||MFN Exemptions analysis|
|5||Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs)|
|7||ECONOMIC NEEDS TEST|
|8||Government Procurement of Services|
|9||Commercial Presence (Mode 3)|
|10||ASSESSMENT OF TRADE IN SERVICES|
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