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TRADE IN SERVICES AGREEMENT - 26 JANUARY
26 Jan 2016

TRADE IN SERVICES AGREEMENT – 26 JANUARY

Brussels Daily

BXL TRADETiSA: Recommendations for the negotiations

The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), currently under negotiation in Geneva, is a plurilateral agreement involving 50 members of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The aim is to liberalise trade in services among those countries, but the EU and others hope to make it part of the WTO rulebook at a later stage. The European Union is the world’s largest importer and exporter of services and therefore has a vital interest in both supporting and building a sound regulatory basis for international trade in services. The European Parliament has actively followed TiSA negotiations since the start of the negotiations in spring 2013. During its February plenary session, the EP is due to vote on recommendations setting out for the Commission, as the EU negotiator, the Parliament’s priorities for the remainder of the negotiations. Read more

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