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EI Brief - The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA)

published 8 May 2015 updated 8 May 2015

TISA is a set of negotiations being undertaken by some members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) with the aim of further liberalising trade in services. It is intended to be a broad and comprehensive agreement with no exclusion of service sectors at the outset. Potentially, therefore, all service sectors could be covered, including public services like health care and education.Including education services in any trade agreements raises significant concerns. For that reason, EI and its affiliates in participating countries are actively monitoring TISA negotiations and related talks to press for the broad exclusion of education and other public services.This briefing note takes stock of TISA negotiations and outlines how it relates to education and other public services to support EI affiliates' and partners' advocacy efforts at national level.

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