Evaluating Alternative Approaches to GATS Negotiations: Sectoral, Formulae and Other Alternatives
In addition to the request-offer approach, which is the main approach in the current round of GATS negotiations, the Members have experimented with some alternative approaches over the years. These include negotiations along sectoral and modal lines, as well as those based on certain formulae or quantitative benchmarks. This article will discuss the lessons drawn from the negotiating experiences relating to these alternative approaches, and try to offer some suggestions on how the current and future GATS negotiations could benefit from the use of these approaches.
GATS, GATT, Sectoral Negotiations, Formula Approach
International Trade Law | Transnational Law
Public International Law, Regional and Trade Law
Taiwanese Journal of WTO Studies
Evaluating Alternative Approaches to GATS Negotiations: Sectoral, Formulae and Other Alternatives. (2007). Taiwanese Journal of WTO Studies. 7, 67-108. Research Collection School Of Law.
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