Forgot password?
Sign up today and your first download is free.

Trade In Services Agreement - WTO Services Council

(Daily News)
October 25, 2016

European and U.S. consumer organizations are calling for the Trade in Services Agreement to include a carveout of data protection requirements, meaning that government safeguards on data flows would not be subject to the provisions of the deal.

(Daily News)
October 21, 2016

The European Council's inability thus far to approve the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada is expected to prevent the European Commission from tabling a proposal on data flows in the Trade in Services Agreement by the November round, according to informed sources.

(Daily News)
October 20, 2016

The U.S. insurance industry is calling for the Trade in Services Agreement to eliminate barriers to cross-border reinsurance, protect data flows and eliminate equity caps, according to a list of priorities developed by two insurance trade associations.

(In Trade)
October 19, 2016

EU continues to present 'a challenge' over policy toward 'new services,' Froman says.

(Daily News)
August 02, 2016

A U.S. Chamber of Commerce official on Aug. 1 said the Obama administration is “in extensive consultations” with Singapore to ensure that a ban on data localization requirements for financial services firms -- which was tabled in the Trade in Services Agreement negotiating round last month -- is enforceable, including the possibility of Singapore joining the Trade in Services Agreement.

(Daily News)
July 13, 2016

The Obama administration has approached some members of Congress and their staff about Trans-Pacific Partnership implementation plans to resolve complaints about the exemption of financial services companies from the TPP's ban on data localization, according to multiple sources.

(Daily News)
July 08, 2016

In advance of the negotiating round for a Trade In Services Agreement that kicked off today (July 8), the European Union proposed a text on dispute settlement that does not reflect the EU's previous demand for a dispute settlement system with an appeals process, according to informed sources.

(Daily News)
June 22, 2016

Momentum to restart negotiations in the World Trade Organization on disciplines for domestic services regulation services gained some traction in a June 17 Services Council meeting after a group of 14 countries pitched a new starting point for discussions in a working paper without objection from any member.

(Daily News)
June 21, 2016

India last week took aim at the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada at the World Trade Organization's Trade in Services Council over visa measures it deems to be barriers to its service suppliers who seek to do business in those countries, but faced push back from the three countries which made clear they did not see the council as the appropriate forum to raise those issues.

(Daily News)
June 14, 2016

The first detailed discussion among participants in the Trade In Services Agreement (TISA) earlier this month about its institutional provisions revealed significant differences on issues such as dispute settlement, accessions of new members, potential modifications of concessions and multilateralization, according to Geneva sources.

(Daily News)
June 13, 2016

European consumer and digital rights advocates are calling for the European Union to reject an expected U.S. government proposal that would shield the financial services industry from data localization requirements in trade agreements, citing vastly different data protection regimes in the U.S. and EU.