• 39th TNF-Services Meeting to be held on 20-24 May 2019 at Birchwood Hotel, OR Tambo Johannesburg

    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

    1. Draft Programme EN FR PT

    2. Draft Agenda EN FR PT

    3. Draft Annotated Agenda EN FR PT

    4.Background Paper on Domestic Regulation EN FR PT

    5. Background Paper on Mutual Recognition Agreements EN FR PT

    6. Final Annex on Postal and Courier Services EN FR PT

    7. Legal Scrubbing Comments on Lists of commitments EN FR PT

    8. Report/Executive Summary of Study on Services and Value Chain EN FR PT

    9. Draft Negotiating Guidelines for the 2nd Round EN FR PT

    10. Roadmap towards next round of negotiations EN FR PT

    8. Report of the 38th TN-Services Meeting EN FR PT

    9. Member States offers in construction and energy-related services

    MS EN FR PT
    Botswana May 2019 May 2019 May 2019
    DRC May 2019 May 2019 May 2017
    Eswatini May 2019 May 2019 May 2019
    Lesotho May 2017 May 2017 May 2017
    Madagascar - - -
    Malawi Feb. 2019 Feb. 2019 Feb. 2019
    Mauritius Mar. 2019 Mar. 2019 Mar. 2019
    Mozambique Mar. 2018 Mar. 2018 Mar. 2018
    Namibia May 2019 May 2019 May 2019
    Seychelles May 2017 May 2017 May 2017
    South Africa Mar. 2019 Mar. 2019 Mar. 2019
    Tanzania May 2019 May 2019 May 2019
    Zambia Apr. 2019 Apr. 2019 Apr. 2019
    Zimbabwe Apr. 2017 Apr. 2019 Apr. 2019