Trade in Services Agreement
WTO members participating in discussions on a Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) released the following statement today:
Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) have entered full negotiating mode
WTO Members exploring new approaches aimed at advancing the liberalization of trade in services* are pleased with the progress in discussions on a Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA).
By completing the necessary consultations and procedures prior to negotiations, we have now entered full negotiating mode.
We continue to encourage other WTO Members who share our objectives for the liberalization of trade in services to take part in this effort.
*Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the European Union, Hong Kong China, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Liechtenstein, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Republic of Korea, Switzerland, The Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu, Turkey, United States of America.