Trade Facilitations WTO (Negotiations, Regular Work, Leadership)

On the Table at MC11: Trade Facilitation in Services

The concept of Trade Facilitation in Services (TFS) is fairly new. Recently, several WTO members have put forward proposals regarding domestic regulations in services trade on development of measures, administration of measures, transparency, gender equality, and development. Simultaneously, India has put its proposal on TFS, which can be viewed as an extended version of all proposals on domestic regulations. It will be interesting to see how successful will India be to take its proposal forward to the regular work programme of the WTO amidst growing concerns from many WTO members and long pending other issues.