ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Chakravarthi Raghavan

The Plurilateral Service Agreement Game at the WTO

Moves are afoot at the World Trade Organisation for a select group of countries to get around the Doha Round impasse and negotiate a plurilateral International Services Agreement, which would then be open to other WTO countries to join. Such a trade pact would be clearly illegal under the WTO rules; the talk is more like a bluff game to pressure all WTO members to open up their services to foreign suppliers.