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To help countries engage in international services trade
The General Agreement on Trade in Services provides a multilateral framework for the progressive liberalization of trade in services through the reduction or elimination of the adverse effects on trade in services of measures as a means of providing effective market access, and with a view to promoting the interests of all WTO Members on a mutually advantageous basis
Reference to WTO mandate
General Agreement on Trade in Services, Art. XXV Guidelines and Procedures for the Negotiating in Trade in Services (S/L/93), par. 14
Examples of typical activities
Assistance in: (I) carrying out an assessment of trade in services in overall terms and on a sectoral basis; (II) identifying markets, sectors and modes of supply of export interest; (III) support to the participation in WTO negotiations (preparation of requests/offers, scheduling of specific commitments, etc.).


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