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This index presents a list of terms that are mentioned in the book WTO - Trade in Services. While trade in goods had been regulated by the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1947 since the middle of the last century, states have long hesitated to address the field of services with a comprehensive regulatory approach. The main reasons for this were the considerable diversity of services and their special characteristics such as intangibility and invisibility which rendered the regulation of trade in services difficult. Given the increasing worldwide request for services - services production is the dominant economic activity in the world and services exports amounted to 2.6 trillion US $ in 2006 - and the new specific commitments expected to be undertaken in the current Doha Round negotiations, the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) rules become ever more important for economic actors, states and lawyers.

Keywords: Doha Round negotiations; GATS; World Trade Organisation (WTO)



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