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PSI brief on Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)

25 July, 2013
This briefing note, written in July 2013, explains the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA).

It answers the following questions:

  • What is the proposed TISA?
  • Where did the idea come from?
  • What types of services would be included in the proposed TISA?
  • What is the effect of the proposed TISA?
  • What would be the basic structure of the proposed TISA?
  • How transparent are the negotiations?
  • Are migrant workers affected?
  • Could the TISA affect non-participating countries?
  • What are the next steps?


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