A Handbook on Reading WTO Goods and Services Schedules by World Trade Organization

By World Trade Organization

This can be a unique consultant on how one can learn WTO Schedules of Commitments for items and prone. The Schedules are a part of the criminal Texts of the WTO Uruguay around Agreements. They include approximately 27,000 pages of particular commitments through 153 individuals of the WTO on marketplace entry stipulations for his or her markets. realizing tips to interpret the Schedules is key for an individual wishing to glean details for educational, reliable, or company reasons. Commissioned and reviewed via the WTO Secretariat, this can be a distinctive consultant to realizing the Schedules.

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The ensuing adjustments are to be extended to all members on a most-favoured-nation basis. WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS OF SCHEDULED COMMITMENTS? As indicated before, a Schedule binds the specified levels of market access and national treatment and any additional commitments that a member may have 34 The services Schedules: specific commitments under the GATS undertaken. It thus precludes the imposition of new or additional restrictions on entry or participation in the market concerned. From the perspective of economic operators, specific commitments thus have an effect similar to a tariff concession in merchandise trade.

HEALTH-RELATED AND SOCIAL SERVICES 1) Unbound 1) Unbound A. Hospital Services (CPC 9311) Additional commitments 2) Unbound 2) Unbound 3) Only through 3) None incorporation with a foreign equity ceiling of 51 per cent 4) Unbound except as 4) Unbound except indicated in the as indicated in the horizontal section horizontal section Product Classification (CPC), which contains relatively detailed explanations of the activities covered. In most Schedules, the sector names are thus accompanied by CPC references.

The symbol ‘ex’ should appear in a separate column to identify their use. e. the subset not included by the ex-out) should also be explicitly identified. Ex-outs are a way to succinctly identify sub-groups that divide a six-digit classification into categories at the eight- or ten-digit level. Description of products Only a specialist interested in duties on a narrow range of products can keep the HS numbers in memory. Most of us rely on the HS standard description included in WTO Schedules, which is usually, but not necessarily, in one of the three official WTO languages (English, French, Spanish).

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