Opening Markets for Foreign Skills: How Can the WTO Help?

Lessons from the EU and Uganda's Regional Services Deals

Authors: Kategekwa, Joy

  • An easy to read, user friendly resource guide to understanding WTO Law on Trade in Services in general and Mode 4 in particular
  • A special chapter on the next frontier in WTO engagement on labor mobility
  • A resource guide on best practices in regulating labor mobility in the WTO context
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About this book

The Mode 4 commitments of WTO Members are narrow and shallow. Even though trade negotiations for enhanced Mode 4 access started well before the launch of the DDA- prospects for success are thin. These negotiations followed a traditional mercantilist approach- with limited attention to the underlying difficulties countries face in letting people into their borders, either generally, or on the basis of a WTO GATS commitment. This Book argues that this approach alone will not succeed. It proposes a focus not on trading market access concessions only, but on discussions aimed at understanding each other's regulatory approaches. To date, in terms of the literature available, we know very little about how WTO Members are managing their Mode 4 commitments. We know even less about how the WTO could learn from clearly more advanced steps in regional liberalization processes. This Book addresses these issues- through case studies of market access and national treatment commitments, and regulatory approaches in Economic Integration Agreements of a select group of WTO Members.

About the authors

Dr. Joy Kategekwa is a Ugandan international trade and investment law specialist currently working with the World Trade Organization's development division- where she focuses on special and differential treatment negotiations and African issues in the DDA. Before joining the WTO, she worked with Oxfam International's Geneva Office as a Trade Policy Advisor and before that, with the South Centre as a Program Officer on Trade in Services. In both roles, she was responsible for providing technical negotiation support to LDCs and developing countries in, inter alia, the GATS Mode 4 negotiations. Prior to that, she represented her country in the WTO's Doha negotiations; notably in the areas of services, intellectual property and special and differential treatment. Her research interests are in the development aspects of WTO law and in trade in services: the latter being the subject of several of her publications. Dr Kategekwa approaches this research with the advantage of a practitioner's perspective.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kategekwa, Joy

    Pages 3-21

  • Conceptual Issues

    Kategekwa, Joy

    Pages 23-57

  • The Economic Importance of Mode 4

    Kategekwa, Joy

    Pages 59-80

  • Character and Trends in Existing Mode 4 Commitments in the GATS

    Kategekwa, Joy

    Pages 83-89

  • A Case Study of the EU GATS Schedule of Specific Commitments on Mode 4

    Kategekwa, Joy

    Pages 91-131

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03548-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03547-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 6, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38007-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Opening Markets for Foreign Skills: How Can the WTO Help?
Book Subtitle
Lessons from the EU and Uganda's Regional Services Deals
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03548-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03548-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03547-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38007-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 260
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations
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