ERIC Number: ED471527
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
Reference Count: N/A
Current Commitments under the GATS in Educational Services. Background Document.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
The GATS is a multilateral, legally enforceable agreement among members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) that regulates international trade services. Rules regulating internationally traded educational services, which include various types of exchange programs, are part of the agreement. Among the 42 member countries that have made commitments in educational services, 25 have included commitments for at least four of the five education subsectors: primary, secondary, higher, adult, and other education. This background document presents a brief overview of the obligations and rules of GATS as regards educational services, and describes each WTO member country's commitments in educational services. The document contains the following: explanations and applications of GATS elements and rules pertaining to educational services; 12 charts that display and describe WTO member countries' commitments by the various education subsectors and designated modes of supply (cross-border supply, consumption abroad, commercial presence, and presence of natural persons); a bibliography containing 10 references; a country-by-country summary of commitments to the education subsectors; and a country-by-country schedule of commitments in educational services for each subsector and each mode. (WFA)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.