GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TRADE IN SERVICES (GATS). Ambassador Nathan Irumba. Structure. Introduction Background to the GATS Differences between trade in services and trade in goods and their modes of supply and protection. Main elements of the GATS MFN National Treatment
Ambassador Nathan Irumba
Other important general obligations of members are:
(3) Rules governing monopolies and exclusive service suppliers and other business practices restraining competition. Members are under obligation to ensure that service suppliers do not abuse their monopoly or exclusive rights or act in a manner inconsistent with their general or specific obligations under the agreement.
(4) Measures to be taken to liberalize trade, including those securing the greater participation of developing countries.
(5) The Agreements puts obligations on countries, inter alia, not to apply restrictions on international transfer and payments in sectors where they have made specific commitments except when they are in balance of payments difficulties
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