Title: The State of Play and Future of Services Negotiations in the WTO
Authors: Natens, Bregt ×
Wouters, Jan #
Issue Date: Nov-2013
Publisher: Czech Society of International Law
Series Title: Czech Yearbook of Public and Private International Law vol:4 pages:235-253
Abstract: As with the rest of the Doha negotiations, negotiations on trade in services disciplines are gridlocked. Alternatively, bilateral and regional initiatives are increasingly addressing trade in services. This risks reducing the relevance of GATS and the benefits of multilateral regulation of services. A plurilateral approach within
the WTO framework may be an avenue for progress. To assess this possibility, this article addresses the state of play in trade in services negotiations in its three ‘tracks’. The article subsequently addresses the benefits of and issues with the plurilateral approach before concluding that this approach may well be the best way forward for services negotiations.
ISSN: 1805-0565
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies
Institute for International Law
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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