• 38th TNF-Services Meeting to be held on 18-22 March 2019 at Garden Court 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 18-22 March 2019 at Garden Court 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.

    37th TN-Services Meeting 18-22 March 2019

    1. Draft Agenda EN FR PT

    2. Draft Annotated Agenda EN FR PT

    3. Roadmap towards next round of negotiations EN FR PT

    4. Excel Template on Implementation Matrix EN

    5. Background Paper on Mutual Recognition Agreements EN FR PT

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

    7. Background Paper on Postal and Courier Services EN FR PT

    8. Report of the 37th TN-Services Meeting EN FR PT

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

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