July 20, 2021

US joins services domestic regulation talks, participants move closer to MC12 outcome

The United States announced it is joining the negotiations on services domestic regulation at a meeting of the initiative’s participants on 20 July. Over one-third (64) of WTO members are now working towards establishing new disciplines regarding licensing and qualification requirements and procedures for services suppliers as well as technical standards. An outcome is eyed for the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12), taking place the final week of November.

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