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Other participants demanded concessions from Argentina especially in telecommunicationsbut the extent of commitments seems to have been basically driven by domestic considerations, rather than external pressures or strategic considerations.
Argentina undertook all its commitments in financial services during the UR, meaning that it did not take part in the negotiations of the second and fifth protocols. Apart from that novelty, services negotiations were characterized by inherent complexities.
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Number of no-restriction commitments as percentage of number of negotiated commitments. In effect, during these years Argentina entered into an ambitious process of reform in which economic institutions were overhauled. Indeed, the available evidence suggests that Argentina undertook broader and editirial commitments than its neighbours, including an outward-oriented country such as Chile.
Based on Berlinski and Romero Argentina submitted an initial offer at the beginning ofmore than two years before the presentation of the final list in One of the first mercisur of the task force was to make a survey of those domestic regulations with implications for international trade in services. In a few sectors such as business, insurance, construction and construction-related engineering services the pressure of domestic interest groups may have also played a role.
If the anticipated efficiency gains do not materialize eeitorial the future, edtorial should not be assigned to the rules that govern the multilateral trading regime but to the peculiarities of the domestic policy-making process. Commitments on Market Access: In addition, Chile undertook no commitments in construction and construction-related engineering and distribution services.
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Construction and construction- related engineering services. Although this summary risks misrepresenting individual opinions, we hope that it will provide an accurate account of trends and events. The only sub-sectors unbound were services auxiliary to insurance including broking and agency servicesother financial services and new financial services except national treatment for commercial presence, bound without restrictions.
The US administration did not push for mercosue in coastal maritime services and air transportation either. Insurance services were unbound for Editirial 1 and 2 market access and national treatment.
None of the countries made commitments in the fields of education, environmental services, social and healthcare services, recreational, cultural and sporting services, and other services.
Instead of stating this limitation, the Argentine authorities opted for a horizontal exclusion. According to some interviewed, these pressures worked to a certain extent because Argentina included these activities with restrictions as opposed to the original list, where no commitments were undertaken for insurance.
Apparently, the presentation of the telecommunications list of offers by Argentina was used by the local negotiators to try to extract some bilateral concessions from the United States on selected products. This demanded regular consultations with other public-sector agencies, such as the Central Bank, the Insurance Superintendent, the Secretaries of Communications, Transportation and Tourism, the National Immigration Service and other agencies with normative and regulatory responsibilities for public utilities.
Consequently, in the case of Chile market access commitments were concentrated in only five sectors business services, communications, financial services, tourism and transportation. In distribution services, Argentina bound with no restrictions retailing and wholesale trade services and franchising.
Doing this work ideally required multi-agency teams of highly trained personnel, which were frequently scarce.
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The cross-country comparison of market access commitments across service argengina displays differences and similarities see Table 3. Thus, the level of concessions made by one country at one point in time may be upheld with the expectation of obtaining larger gains in future bargains.
Argentina undertook no market access and national treatment commitments in six sectors, namely education; environment; social and healthcare; recreation, culture and sport; transport; and other services. This hypothesis may be useful to understand trade policy-making in normal times, but it may shed less light during periods of stress and deep policy reform.
This approach may reduce leverage in future multilateral as well as preferential negotiations, as shown by intra-Mercosur negotiations and other inter-regional preferential negotiations, such as that between Mercosur and the European Union.
This suggests that strategic or reciprocity considerations, the last of which was at the centre of financial services negotiations, did not play a relevant role. Brazil has yet to ratify the commitments undertaken in the Financial Services and Telecommunications protocols. Social and healthcare services not included in 1.
This confronted them with the imperative to understand the nature of the issues under negotiation and the implications of alternative modalities and commitments. In the five remaining service sectors of which finance and communications stand out in terms of economic significancethe extent of the commitments was comparatively generous in terms of both coverage and depth. Argentona reason for excluding this sector is related to domestic interest groups and, according to some of the negotiators, strategic considerations such as keeping leverage for future negotiations, including regional preferences under GATS Article V Stancanelli These exclusions were not unique to the Argentine offer, but very much in line with those of other developing countries, which have typically undertaken very few commitments in these areas.
Section makes a comparative assessment editoiral the coverage and depth of the Argentine list of offers. A smaller number of private-sector mecrosur were also interviewed. This liberalization drive was led by the Economy Ministry, headed by the architect of the economic reforms and argentinw former Minister of Foreign Relations Section reports our main qualitative findings about the major factors that shaped its content.
Third, for the same reasons the ratios developed by Hoeckman provide a fragile basis for cross-country or cross-sector comparisons. However, UDES had very limited success in mobilizing the private sector or making substantive mercosue to the policy-making process. Tourism and travel services, at last, were bound with no restrictions. In contrast to the GATT agreement, negotiating the GATS required close co-operation between different governmental agencies and an adequate understanding of a regime still in the making.
The first academic works dealing with trade in services were published in the second half of the s. This may have been a reaction to the demands of the US government concerning the level of commitments to be undertaken in this ek.
In the sector of construction and construction-related engineering services all sub-sectors were bound with no restrictions except for general construction works for civil engineering, which was excluded.
We are very grateful to those who agreed to share their time and experience with us. Apart from the role of domestic interest groups, multilateral trade negotiations can also be regarded as a strategic game in which governments look for reciprocal concessions.
First, Argentina, Brazil and Chile show uneven coverage ratio across sectors. Commitments on National Treatment. The elaboration of the GATS list of commitments faced many technical and information obstacles. Argentine trade officials had traditionally focused on trade in goods particularly temperate agriculture products and were thus not prepared for undertaking international negotiations in services.