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International Trade in Services and Domestic Regulations: Necessity, Transparency, and Regulatory Diversity

Panagiotis Delimatsis

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199533152
eISBN:
9780191714528
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533152.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

In 2005, the WTO Appellate Body ruled that the United States' total prohibition on cross-border gambling services was unlawful under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). The questions ... More


The Multilateral Legal Framework Governing Trade in Services

Panagiotis Delimatsis

in International Trade in Services and Domestic Regulations: Necessity, Transparency, and Regulatory Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199533152
eISBN:
9780191714528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533152.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The GATS is an innovative endeavour to establish a multilateral framework for the progressive liberalization of trade in services. This chapter provides an introductory analysis of this Agreement, ... More


High-Skilled Labour Migration

Alexander Betts and Lucie Cerna

in Global Migration Governance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199600458
eISBN:
9780191723544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600458.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the global governance of high-skilled labour migration. Firstly, it argues that global governance in this area is predominantly characterized by unilateralism and bilateralism, ... More


Development by Moving People: Unearthing the Development Potential of a Gats Visa

Sungjoon Cho

in Developing Countries in the WTO Legal System

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195383614
eISBN:
9780199855445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383614.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter explores practical strategies for promoting the international migration of workers under the WTO parameter, i.e., free movement of natural persons (Mode 4) of the GATS. It first ... More


A Handbook of International Trade in Services

Aaditya Mattoo, Robert M. Stern, and Gianni Zanini (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235216
eISBN:
9780191715624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235216.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book aims to improve understanding of the economic implications of services trade, liberalization, regulatory reforms, and international negotiations. It discusses the basic economics of ... More


Impact of Financial Services Trade Liberalization on Capital Flows: The Case of China's Banking Sector 1

Li-Gang Liu and Elvira Kurmanalieva

in China, Asia, and the New World Economy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199235889
eISBN:
9780191717109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235889.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the impact of China's financial services trade liberalization on capital flows. First, it reports that foreign banks, in spite of their small presence in China, have already ... More


Trade in Health Services and the GATS

Richard Smith, Chantal Blouin, Nick Drager, and David P. Fidler

in A Handbook of International Trade in Services

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235216
eISBN:
9780191715624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235216.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Services of many kinds play important roles in the protection of public health and the delivery of health care to individuals. The GATS affects health-related services in many ways for health ... More


The Temporary Movement of Workers to Provide Services (GATS Mode 4) *

L. Alan Winters

in A Handbook of International Trade in Services

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235216
eISBN:
9780191715624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235216.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter considers the case and the means for liberalizing the temporary flow of labor between countries for the purpose of providing services: mode 4 of the GATS. Despite being until now a mere ... More


Overview

Aaditya Mattoo and Robert M. Stern

in A Handbook of International Trade in Services

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235216
eISBN:
9780191715624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235216.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the four modes of supply of services that are covered by the GATS, the sources of services data, and the services growth experiences of selected countries and regions. It then ... More


Measurring Trade in Services *

Andreas Maurer, Yann Marcus, Joscelyn Magdeleine, and Barbara d'Andrea

in A Handbook of International Trade in Services

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235216
eISBN:
9780191715624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235216.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides a general overview that sets out the economic importance of services and the concept of trade in services as illustrated in the GATS four modes of supply. The relevant ... More


Regionalism in Services Trade

Aaditya Mattoo and Pierre Sauvé

in A Handbook of International Trade in Services

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235216
eISBN:
9780191715624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235216.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter reviews the recent wave of regional trade agreements (RTAs), to assess the benefits and costs of alternative approaches and identify the policy choices developing countries will face in ... More


The World Trade Organization

Bernard M. Hoekman and Michel M. Kostecki

in The Political Economy of the World Trading System: WTO and Beyond

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294313
eISBN:
9780191596445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829431X.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

An account is given of the organizational structure of the WTO (World Trade Organization), which was established as a multilateral trade organization on 1 January 1995 to encompass a modified GATT ... More


Trade in Services

Bernard M. Hoekman and Michel M. Kostecki

in The Political Economy of the World Trading System: WTO and Beyond

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294313
eISBN:
9780191596445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829431X.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter starts with brief overviews of global trade flows in services, the barriers that restrict such trade, and the economics of service sector protection and liberalization. This is followed ... More


Safeguards and Exceptions

Bernard M. Hoekman and Michel M. Kostecki

in The Political Economy of the World Trading System: WTO and Beyond

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294313
eISBN:
9780191596445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829431X.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The various mechanisms allowing for the re‐imposition of trade barriers are discussed in this chapter, which summarizes the rules on––and the economics of––the use of instruments of contingent ... More


Regional Integration

Bernard M. Hoekman and Michel M. Kostecki

in The Political Economy of the World Trading System: WTO and Beyond

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294313
eISBN:
9780191596445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829431X.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter deals with one of the most important exceptions to the most‐favoured‐nation (MFN) rule allowed by the WTO (World Trade Organization): regional integration agreements (RIAs). Almost all ... More


Introduction: Early Television Culture in the UK

Janet Thumim

in Inventing Television Culture: Men, Women, and the Box

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198742234
eISBN:
9780191694998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742234.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book aims to explore some of the cultural anxieties provoked by early television, considering the extent to which we can understand it not only to reflect cultural change in the mid-twentieth ... More


Of Modes and Sectors External Relations, Internal Debates, and the Special Case of (Trade in) Services

Markus Krajewski

in Developments in EU External Relations Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199552894
eISBN:
9780191720741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552894.003.0005
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter looks at an increasingly important part of EU trade policy — trade in services. It discusses the notion of ‘public services’ at a more general level, and then discusses the treatment of ... More


‘Human Rights’ Restrictions on Trade

Sarah Joseph

in Blame it on the WTO?: A Human Rights Critique

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199565894
eISBN:
9780191728693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565894.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter first examines the notion of human rights trade sanctions, both on a general and a product basis. It then considers the relevant scope of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1947 ... More


Concluding Remarks—Challenges for the Future

Panagiotis Delimatsis

in International Trade in Services and Domestic Regulations: Necessity, Transparency, and Regulatory Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199533152
eISBN:
9780191714528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533152.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Several GATS-intrinsic setbacks and political obstacles as identified in the previous chapters may slow down, but cannot reverse the pace of services liberalization in the future. The GATS is the ... More


The Competition Rules of the World Trade Organization

Chris Noonan

in The Emerging Principles of International Competition Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199207527
eISBN:
9780191708817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207527.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Competition Law

This chapter examines the WTO rules that require the enforcement of national competition laws or regulate the enforcement of such laws. It argues that the WTO's provisions either do not contain ... More


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