Business Guide to the General Agreement on Trade in Services

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The General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) is an historical agreement covering a wide range of international service transactions. This guide presents the key features of the multilateral system of trade rules covering services. It also identifies the main opportunities and challenges that may be encountered at the practical business level in the implementation of GATS rules and market access commitments.

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This Guide is published jointly by the International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO (ITC) and the Commonwealth Secretariat. It was written by Dorothy Riddle, President of Service-Growth Consultants Inc., Vancouver, Canada. Doreen Conrad, Head of the ITC Trade in Services Unit, is responsible for ITC’s trade promotion and development activities on services. The Guide was edited by Leni Sutcliffe. Carmelita Endaya prepared the Guide for printing.

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