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All modules can be selected by service sector or sub-sector. The common sector classification is the Service Sector Classification List (TM). GNS/W/120), developed by the WTO secretariat during the Uruguay Round. Although not mandatory, it has been used by most members to plan their GATS commitments. The full list can be found on the following link (3). The summary report “RTA Commitments by Detailed Subsectors” presents specific commitments of certain economies in regional trade agreements (ATRs) in double-digit subsectors of W120 (the total number of double-digit subsectors is 55) The total number of sub-sectors in the last line indicates the total number of sub-sectors in which each economy has signed RTA commitments. Results for up to 10 savings/RTAs can be displayed in the table on the site. However, calendars with up to 255 savings/RTAs can be taken into account when the table is exported to Excel. If you click on the sector or subsector in the first column, a new window will be opened to display details of commitments or savings reserves in the table. The parties refer only to the sectors or sub-sectors they limit or exclude.

After clicking on the “Statistics” symbol of the I-TIP services portal, the selection screen is displayed and provides the opportunity to browse relevant trade in service sectors and related statistics by selecting the economy sector and the services/subsector sector W/120. Drop-down lists for choosing one or more sectors or sectors/sub-sectors include additional information. To view data for all services, select “All Sectors” in the “Sector” search criteria. The EU has used both negative lists (for example. B in agreements with Canada and Japan) and positive lists (in agreements with Korea, Singapore and Vietnam). The rules on local services, including the types of businesses they can operate and how they are regulated, had previously been adopted entirely at the national or local level. GATS introduced international rules that could be imposed by trade sanctions that opened up service sectors that could be exploited (or outsourced) by global groups, with fewer restrictions on their operation. A key difference between ATRs is the mode of liberalization of trade in services and the approach associated with it with regard to the setting of obligations and/or reserves/restrictions.