01 Nov 2015 - 01 Dec 2015
Europe, Research, Trade, economic integration and globalization, TTIP

Comparison of the EU service offers for the TTIP and TiSA Negotiations

In this project CASE compares the services offers which the European Union has made for the negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). In general, both treaties follow similar approaches and points of difference are minor; both TiSA and TTIP apply a positive listing approach in regards to market access and negative listing in regards to national treatment, and the rules governing market access and national treatment do not differ between the two agreements. The most significant differences in sector-specific provisions are featured in the transport sector and educational services, while the highest harmonisation of provisions is in the energy sector and communications. Overall, the service provisions in TiSA and TTIP are very similar, although it seems that the level of trade liberalization is higher is TiSA. 

Read the project paper: Comparison of the EU service offers for the TTIP and TiSA Negotiations


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