WTO & Services

New Resource: Public Citizen’s GATS Directory
This tool is a work in progress designed to reflect and analyze some of the major effects of GATS rules on the service sector. It can be searched by service sector, issue, or keyword.

Fact Sheets & Reports
WTO and The General Agreement on Trade in Services Public Citizen
GATS in Brief Public Citizen
WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services Glossary Public Citizen
Save Our Services Series: Backgrounder Public Citizen
Backgrounder on WTO Service Sector Public Citizen
Fact Sheet: EU’s Service Demands under WTO/GATS Public Citizen
Harmonization of Water Services Public Citizen
Report Warns Poor Countries Against Signing Bad Trade Deals Oxfam, April 27, 2006
The Doha Development Agenda Negotiations and U.S. Goals Congressional Research Service, September 12, 2005
Trade and Investment in Services: The Stakes for Workers and the Environment Alliance for Sustainable Jobs & the Environment, February 2002
A Disservice to the Earth: The Environmental Impact of the GATS Friends of the Earth
GATS: A Wrong Turn on the Road to Cancun Alliance for Democracy
Opposition to the expansion of the WTO’s GATS Alliance for Democracy

Articles & Statements
Gov. Baldacci Removes Maine from Parts of WTO Services Agreement Maine Fair Trade Coalition, April 7, 2006
Oregon Seeks Global Trade Pact Exclusion The Oregonian, April 3, 2006
Developing States Defy EU Push to Open Up Services The Guardian, December 16, 2005
Clash Looms on Services at WTO BBC, December 15, 2005
Cost of WTO “Development Round” Could Outweigh Benefits Center for Economic Policy Research, December 15, 2005
WTO Talks Moving Slowly, Chief Says New York Times, June 14, 2005