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This can be a targeted consultant on find out how to learn WTO Schedules of Commitments for items and companies. The Schedules are a part of the criminal Texts of the WTO Uruguay around Agreements. They contain approximately 27,000 pages of particular commitments by way of 153 participants of the WTO on marketplace entry stipulations for his or her markets. realizing how you can interpret the Schedules is key for an individual wishing to glean info for educational, reputable, or enterprise reasons. Commissioned and reviewed by way of the WTO Secretariat, it is a certain consultant to figuring out the Schedules.
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Accordingly, the Agreement makes a clear structural distinction between measures subject to Scheduling under Articles XVI and XVII and other measures that are intended to pursue regulatory purposes, from consumer protection to financial stability and prevention of market dominance. The latter group of (‘non-Schedulable’) measures are subject to a particular set of disciplines contained in Article VI. They are not covered by Article XIX of the GATS, which commits members to conduct subsequent negotiating rounds with a view to progressively liberalizing trade in services.
Typical examples that have actually been Scheduled relate to discriminatory subsidies, taxes or other financial measures; nationality requirements for members of company boards; technology transfer requirements; and prohibitions on foreign suppliers owning land or real estate. Some Schedules also contain references to discriminatory standards, licensing, qualification or authorization requirements. A member grants full national treatment if foreign services and service suppliers are accorded at least the same conditions of competition as their domestic counterparts.
G. $/kg, must be specified – perhaps subject to a ‘ceiling’ – so as not to exceed the bound ad valorem impact in any case. Implementation period This column contains ‘from’ and ‘to’ subcolumns. (A) From This column should reflect the first year of implementation of the concession. This column will be empty when: (a) there is currently a bound duty-free concession; (b) no cut will be applied as a result of the modalities. When a cut will be applied, but the current concession has not been fully implemented, the ‘From’ column will contain the date of the full implementation of the current concession (check the ‘Other Terms and Conditions’ column which may contain more information).
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