Transport services are divided into three separate annexes: international maritime transport services, air services and road transport services. Economists generally viewed services as non-negotiable or, even worse, as unproductive economic activities that were not worth focusing on politics. Academic experts focused on employment patterns in the service sector or on support services for manufacturing and ignored the direct contributions of service industries to domestic production and foreign exchange incomes. Public export development planners tended to target goods, so government authorities were largely unfamiliar with the activities of their own service exporters. The national statistical institutes have not collected detailed trade statistics on services. Beginning in the late 1970s, private sector groups in the United Kingdom (British Invisibles) and the United States of America (the Coalition of Service Industries) began working with their governments to promote fair competition in access to foreign markets. These early initiatives by service companies eventually led to the integration of international services transactions into the Uruguay Round. Myth: TISA is negotiated without consulting Canadians. Reality: Before trade negotiations began, the Canadian government published a notice in the Canada Gazette to alert the public and gather the views of all Canadians. This practice was applied in the winter of 2013, before Canada was delighted with the TISA negotiations. Following this initial consultation, Global Affairs Canada continued to meet regularly with interested and concerned companies, community organizations and individual Canadians, as well as provincial and territorial governments, to develop and inform Canada`s negotiating position. In addition, Global Affairs Canada provides information on its website on the status of the negotiations.

The Government of Canada welcomes the interest of all Canadians in TISA and encourages further negotiations. While we note the important interaction between the liberalization of environmental services and the liberalization of related ancillary services, such as construction, engineering, technical audit and analysis, as well as management consulting, this requirement applies only to UN-CPC Prov. 94. This request does not apply to horizontal measures of general application. Nor does it in any way cover water for human consumption (i.e.. B collection, cleaning and distribution of natural water). This application also excludes utilities providing environmental services. We invite the parties to TISA to provide in section B of their list for all measures inconsistent with implementation and to subject these measures to ratchet and standstill mechanisms. This result would provide additional predictability and security for environmental service providers TISA, as measures inconsistent with national treatment would effectively be linked to their existing level of openness.. .

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