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Ongoing Negotiations on the GATS FSA: Bangladesh’s Concerns and Position


  • Dr. Ananya Raihan


The paper is based on the Financial Services Agreement under the GATS which was made as a result of global negotiations on financial services, including areas such as insurance, merchant and consumer banking. The study is aimed to understand Bangladesh’s position (in terms of financial liberalisation and internationalisation measures) for fulfilling the GATS and FSA requirements. The paper also gives an overview of current level of commitments by countires under the FSA, Doha agenda and ongoing negotiations, GATS commitment on financial services and policy concerns, Bangladesh’s commitment for financial services under GATS.

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  • Dr. Ananya Raihan, 2003. "Ongoing Negotiations on the GATS FSA: Bangladesh’s Concerns and Position," CPD Working Paper 33, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD).
  • Handle: RePEc:pdb:opaper:33

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    1. Valckx, Nico, 2004. "WTO financial services commitments: Determinants and impact on financial stability," International Review of Financial Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 13(4), pages 517-541.
    2. Wendy Dobson & Pierre Jacquet, 1998. "Financial Services Liberalization in the World Trade Organization," Peterson Institute Press: All Books, Peterson Institute for International Economics, number 59.
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    1. Mustafizur Rahman & Kazi Mahmudur Rahman, 2006. "Proposed Changed to WTO Special and Differential Treatment Provisions: An Analysis from the Perspective of Asian LDCs," Working Papers 1306, Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), an initiative of UNESCAP and IDRC, Canada..

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    GATS FSA; Bangladesh;

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    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations


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