All about TISA

published 7 November 2016 updated 7 November 2016

What is the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA)? Who is involved? How could TiSA affect governments’ ability to regulate? How TiSA threatens workers’ rights and especially educators? What professional services are covered? To what extent does it open up services procured by governments to global competition? How would public services be affected? These are some of the issues that this ITUC report clarifies. Among other things, it examines the impacts on regulation-making by the Domestic Regulation and the Transparency Annexes. It then analyses the Movement of Natural Persons Annex and its impacts on service workers. It continues with the analysis of the Government Procurement Annex and a general note on the impacts on public services.

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