Trade In Services Agreement (Tisa) Negotiations

By opening up trade in services, we also hope that the TSA talks will help revive stalled multilateral negotiations – the Doha Development Round or the Doha Development Agenda – under the aegis of the World Trade Organization. Other documents relating to the final report and the Commission`s position paper on the various Ecorys recommendations are available on the website of the SIA`s trade information technology services, which are also challenged by the provisions of TISA, although the extent of the threat is not yet clear, as countries do not agree on the wording of the corresponding annex. The agreement generally aims to open up cross-border data flows and aims to address issues such as “forced localization and technology transfer,” net neutrality and data protection. As part of the TISA market access negotiations, Canada has strengthened the commitments made by all TISA contracting parties to address Canadian interests in key areas, including: if the EU agreed, in the context of the TSA talks, to allow certain people outside the EU to provide temporary services in the EU, this would not have an impact on EU or national legislation on social or working conditions. Reality: TISA does not require or encourage deregulation of services. Canada`s regulatory system is one of the most advanced in the world in terms of transparency and predictability. Good regulatory practices used by several Canadian regulators are often used to establish benchmarks for the development of international business disciplines, not the other way around. The TSA discusses barriers to trade between the countries participating in the discussions. These barriers include the fact that Canada is a strong advocate of greater transparency in trade in services. It strives to obtain commitments from all contracting parties to publish bills and regulations in advance and to give interested parties the opportunity to comment on these proposed laws and regulations.

Canada also enforces national regulatory rules to ensure transparency and objectivity of licensing and qualification requirements for certain services, while respecting and maintaining the right of each party to regulate in the public interest. We therefore do not intend to use TiSA to develop new rules to end trade in counterfeit goods. There will be no ACAC through the back door, nor at TiSA, or anywhere else. “All other requirements of EU and Member State legislation and legislation on entry, residence, work and social security measures continue to apply, including length of stay provisions, minimum wages and collective agreements.” “The obligations do not apply in cases where the intention or effect of their temporary presence is to otherwise disrupt or influence the outcome of disputes or labour/management negotiations.” The Annex of International Maritime Services aims to strengthen liberalisation while respecting the wishes of each party to protect itself from cabotage.