Free Trade Agreements and WTO Law: A Perspective on the Trade in Services
Title: Free Trade Agreements and WTO Law: A Perspective on the Trade in Services
Author: WANG, Heng
Series/Report no.: EUI MWP; 2011/05
China’s free trade agreements in services are developing at a fast pace. This paper examines the major differences between these agreements and the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) and their relationship with the law of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Although they are modeled on the GATS, amongst other things these agreements differ in their scope and coverage, origin rules, transparency and good governance.
Subject: WTO; China; FTAs; Services
Type of Access: openAccess