To view the selection by group, the user must scroll down selection from the drop-down menu or click „Show Group“ at the top left of the drop-down list. If you select one of the 25 EU members mentioned above, you will receive directly the I-TIP calendar for specific commitments or the list of the easiest reference exemption lists in the EU25. The research site of the statistical module provides detailed information on four major groups of statistics: trade in imports/exports of services (based on balance of payments), statistics on foreign affiliates (FATS), other indicators (FDI), value added and employment) and services-specific indicators. The site also contains information about data sources. For some obligations, select the document type (`original` or `consolidated`), select a member from the drop-down list, then click `Go to Documents`. This will allow you to transfer your selection directly via the WTO document search function. As a result, the same procedure applies if you want to view MfN exceptions or PMA waiver messages. This module contains information on measures applied affecting trade in services in a number of subsectors. Through plurilateral and regional trade agreements, the governments of rich countries and global services companies are trying to set a clear direction for international services rules. Some TiSA participants, such as the EU, have even publicly stated that they hope that one day the agreement will become part of WTO rules and effectively bind a significant part of the world to conditions designed by and for rich countries.
Additional information from other WTO sources and other useful sources of information on policies will also be provided (e.g. B WTO DG follow-up reports, trade policy reviews). The Services Statistics module accompanies the GATS, RTA and Applied Regulations modules by providing relevant statistics on trade in services and related statistics. Descriptions of the different statistics presented in this module are available in the following sections. However, the choice of technology is not decisive for the range of commitments made in a trade agreement. Governments of developing countries and global civil society are trying to oppose further liberalization of services and instead pursue an agenda in which equity and development objectives determine trade policy. ESAs and regional trade agreements involve a much deeper application of market access and information rules, often using a negative list system that would mean that all services must be open to full global competition, unless they have been explicitly excluded through a list of exceptions negotiated when the agreement was signed. Subsequently, services cannot be included in this list, so that all services not yet invented, such as new developments in information technology and electronic commerce or services that we would one day like to withdraw from the world market, such as privatised railways, will nevertheless be subject to strict liberalisation rules and will be difficult to protect by new national rules. The report on most-favoured-nation GATS exemptions by sector shows, in tabular form, the number of GATS most-favoured-nation exemptions by Member State and sector of 12 W/120. The figures in the table show the number of most-favoured-nation exemptions by sector by Member State.
The „Total – Sectors“ column indicates the number of sectors in which each member has made exceptions, while the „Total – Exceptions“ column indicates the number of wage exemptions most pronounced by each member in all selected sectors. Clicking on the member`s name opens a new window with details of exemptions for most disabilities. The reports identify only those members who have benefited from exceptions to the highest remuneration in certain sectors. Since these types of agreements do not distinguish between bookings for existing and future measures, the „Booking type“ column remains empty….