The Protocol on Trade in Services provides for successive rounds of negotiation on liberalisation commitment. The first round of negotiation started in April 2012 covers six priority sectors (communication services, construction services, energy-related services, financial services, tourism services and transport services).In addition, Article 26 of the Protocol provides for development of any necessary Annexes that will facilitate its implementation and in this regard Member States agreed to negotiate sectoral annexes that will promote pro-competitive regulation of the respective sectors.
The 30th CMT meeting held on 23rd July 2018 in Pretoria, South Africa, adopted Member States' final offers in communication, financial, tourism and transport service. The adopted offers i.e. Lists of Commitments are complemented by three cross-cutting Annexes i.e. Movement of Natural persons - Mode 4, Substantial Business Operations and Subsidies; and three sectoral Annexes on Financial, Telecommunication and Tourism Services
The negotiations in construction and energy-related services are ongoing and due for conclusion by March 2019.
The 38th TNF-services meeting is scheduled for 20-24 May 2019 at Birchwood Hotel, OR Tambo in Johannesburg, South Africa. Below is a list of the documents for the meetings in the three official languages. To download and print in your language of choice, click EN for English, FR - French and PT - Portuguese.
39th TN-Services Meeting 20-24 May 2019
7. Legal Scrubbing Comments on Lists of commitments EN FR PT
9. Member States offers in construction and energy-related services
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|Mauritius||Mar. 2019||Mar. 2019||Mar. 2019|
|Mozambique||Mar. 2018||Mar. 2018||Mar. 2018|
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|Seychelles||May 2017||May 2017||May 2017|
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|Zimbabwe||Apr. 2017||Apr. 2019||Apr. 2019|