Making Trade in Services Supportive of Development in Commonwealth Small and Low-income Countries
Commonwealth Secretariat, 2011 - Business & Economics - 78 pages
This Economic Paper assesses new innovative measures in trade in service negotiations that reflect the vulnerabilities and challenges faced by developing countries. It outlines the approaches that can help small and low-income countries employ the Special and Differential Treatment Arrangements provided under the WTO GATS in a manner that is practical and supportive of their economic development.
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