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    WTO announces agreement on rules on domestic regulation

    2021-12-13T16:42:00Z

    On Thursday 2 December, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) announced an agreement between 67 WTO members on rules for domestic regulation of services. The deal is an important achievement of the multilateral trading system as it is the first agreement on services in 24 years at the WTO.

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    Commission publishes updated reform recommendations for regulation in professional services of 2017

    2021-07-27T14:47:00Z

    On 9 July, the European Commission published its updated recommendations for reform of regulation of seven professional business services (including lawyers). The recommendations build on their previous version, published in 2017, and summarise progress made by member states in creating a more business and innovation friendly regulatory environment. The objective ...

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    Negotiating professional services in trade agreements

    2018-03-28T20:23:00Z

    Deanna Easton of the Permanent Mission of Australia to the UN and WTO discusses the fine detail of negotiating professional services in trade negotiations. Professional services is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing export sectors. Through trade negotiations, Australia seeks to improve conditions for professional service providers to ...

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    The Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Agreement between New Zealand and Australia

    2018-03-28T20:23:00Z

    Tracey Epps, senior adviser in the Trade Law Unit in the New Zealand’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs outlines the key characteristics of the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Agreement (TTMRA). The TTMRA was signed in 1996 between the Government of New Zealand and the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments within Australia. The ...