Trade in Services in the WTO - ET200714E

The objective of the course is to describe and explain:

1. the role and functions of the WTO;
2. the legal framework of the Multilateral Trade System;
3. the basic principles of the Multilateral Trade System and how these principles apply to trade in services;
4. the legal framework governing the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) Agreement;
5. Members' rights and obligations in the GATS Agreement..

Course level: Specialized course, intermediary level.

Pre-requisite: Proficiency in the course language.

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Course Guide

M 1

The World Trade Organization

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Introduction to WTO basic principles and rules

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Trade in Services and Economic Development

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The General Agreement on Trade in Services

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Scheduling Specific Commitments

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Modal Structure of the GATS

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Application of the GATS to individual service sectors

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Mandates for services negotiations: progressive liberalization and rule-making

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Administering the GATS

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Measuring Trade in Services

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*WTO online courses are open to governement officials from developing and least-developed Members and Observers.