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July/August 2000, 
Vol. 82, No. 4
Posted 2000-07-01

The Next Round of Services Negotiations: Identifying Priorities and Options

by Bernard Hoekman

This article discusses what might be negotiated in the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) and the World Trade Organization to promote liberalization of services markets. The author reviews rationales for engaging in multilateral trade negotiations and international cooperation, trade barriers, and options for making the GATS a more relevant instrument of regulatory reform and market access.