The Institute for International Trades (IIT’s) Jean Monnet Network; Trade & Investment in Services Associates (TIISA) invites you to join leading experts for an interactive webinar on: WTO Joint Initiative on Services Domestic Regulation.
Services trade accounts for half of global trade but the costs of trading services are twice as high as trade costs for goods. Most of these costs arise from regulatory divergence, as well as opaque regulations and cumbersome procedures. Through the WTO Joint Initiative on Services Domestic Regulation, a group of more than 60 WTO members have committed to develop disciplines to mitigate the unintended trade restrictive effects of measures relating to licensing and qualification requirements and procedures, as well as technical standards.
Negotiations are at an advanced stage and an outcome is anticipated for the WTO Ministerial Meeting in November 2021. Services industry associations from the Global Services Coalition, together with members of the Asia Pacific Services Coalition will participate in an interactive business discussion with keynote speaker Jaime Coghi Arias, Coordinator of the WTO Joint Initiative on Services Domestic Regulation. Please join us as we discuss this critical topic.