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TISA Negotiations Reveal Divisions Over Institutional Provisions, Including Dispute Settlement

June 14, 2016 at 10:46 AM
The first detailed discussion among participants in the Trade In Services Agreement (TISA) earlier this month about its institutional provisions revealed significant differences on issues such as dispute settlement, accessions of new members, potential modifications of concessions and multilateralization, according to Geneva sources. The TISA negotiations took place from May 26 to June 3, with a June 1 ministerial that reaffirmed the commitment of participants to conclude a deal possibly this year. Much of the round was focused on the...

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