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Annex on Negotiations on Maritime Transport Services

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In accordance with Art. XXIX, the Annex on Negotiations on Maritime Transport Services (MTS) together with the Ministerial Decision on Negotiations on MTS adopted by the Trade Negotiations Committee on 15 April 19941 and the Decision on Maritime Transport Services adopted by the Council for Trade in Services on 28 June 19962 provide for MTS - although formally covered by GATS - to be in practice mostly excluded from the service agreement's liberalization disciplines. The fact that the shipping industry on both sides of the Atlantic vigorously opposed the inclusion of shipping in the GATS framework has certainly also contributed to the negative outcome of the negotiations. The year 2000 and the first months of 2001 were mainly devoted to the discussion of general guidelines and procedural parameters of the negotiations and achieved only a few tangible results with respect to MTS.

Keywords: Art. XXIX; GATS; maritime transport services (MTS); shipping industry



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