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Trade in Services: The Doha Development Agenda Negotiations and U.S Goals

By William H. Cooper and and Trade Division Defense Foreign Affairs


This report is designed to assist Congress to understand and monitor progress of the negotiations and the major issues that the negotiators are addressing. The report provides a brief background section on the significance of services to the U.S. economy. It then explains briefly the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) and the structure and agenda of the services negotiations in the DDA round,\ud including U.S. objectives in the negotiations. The report concludes with a status report on the negotiations and an examination of potential results

Topics: Finance, Financial services, Foreign trade, International affairs, International trade, Telecommunication, Trade agreements, Trade negotiations
Publisher: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
Year: 2008
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Provided by: UNT Digital Library
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