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Dataset of Services Commitments in RTAs Juan A. Marchetti & Martin Roy (WTO Secretariat) Workshop on PTAs and the WTO: A New Era Geneva, 4 November 2010.

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1 Dataset of Services Commitments in RTAs Juan A. Marchetti & Martin Roy (WTO Secretariat) Workshop on PTAs and the WTO: A New Era Geneva, 4 November 2010

2 Purpose Assess liberalization commitments in recent PTAs, and compare them with achievements under GATS Based on Marchetti & Roy (2008), Services Liberalization in the WTO and in PTAs, in Marchetti & Roy (eds.) Opening Markets for Trade in Services – Countries and Sectors in Bilateral and WTO Negotiations (Cambridge University Press - WTO, 2008)

3 Assessing Commitments in Services PTAs: Methodology (1) Analysis of MA and NT commitments by 37 WTO Members (EU as 1) in 40 PTAs. Includes all those signed/entered into force since 2000, + others signed only. Focus on modes 1 and 3 Looking at what goes beyond GATS commitments/offers Starting point: Hoekman methodology... Score of 1 for full commitments Score of 0.5 for partial commitments Score of 0 for no commitment

4 Assessing Commitments in Services PTAs: Methodology (2)...But the scoring was further modified to take account of improvements from one agreement to the other. Example:

5 Dataset available on WTO Website 3 data files: Total score per member for all RTAs reviewed Highest RTA score for each member across all RTAs reviewed Highest RTA score for each member for selected service sectors

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7 Total Score for Each RTA Party

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9 Highest RTA score for each Member across all RTAs reviewed

10 Overall Results (average for all Members reviewed)

11 Scores by Member (sample) Note: PTA score is for best PTA

12 Highest RTA score for each Member, per sector

13 Sectoral liberalization in PTAs

14 Thank you!


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