Article XIX GATS: Progressive Liberalization
MAX PLANCK COMMENTARIES ON WORLD TRADE LAW, WTO - TRADE IN SERVICES, Rüdiger Wolfrum, Peter-Tobias Stoll, Clemens Feinäugle, eds., Leiden/Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Vol. 6, pp. 427-444, 2008
14 Pages Posted: 7 Oct 2008 Last revised: 24 Oct 2010
Date Written: 2008
The GATS is regarded as a development-friendly WTO agreement and Article XIX lies at the heart of this pro-development efforts. This contribution offers a comprehensive analysis of this provision and critically deals with concepts that have not been tested by the WTO judiciary.
Keywords: WTO, GATS, trade in services, progressive liberalization, development, developing countries
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