China, Free Trade Agreements and WTO Law: A Perspective on the Trade in Services

European University Institute Max Weber Programme Working Papers

23 Pages Posted: 2 Jun 2012 Last revised: 15 Jan 2014

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Heng Wang

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: June 2, 2012

Abstract

China's free trade agreements in services are developing at a fast pace. This paper examines the major differences between these agreements and the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) and their relationship with the law of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Although they are modeled on the GATS, amongst other things these agreements differ in their scope and coverage, origin rules, transparency and good governance.

Keywords: WTO, China, FTAs, Services

Suggested Citation

Wang, Heng, China, Free Trade Agreements and WTO Law: A Perspective on the Trade in Services (June 2, 2012). European University Institute Max Weber Programme Working Papers , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2072974 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2072974

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