Looking for a specific product?

Make a search for products & suppliers, articles & news.

Norway supports China’s participation in Trade in Services Agreement talks

“I am pleased that China has today confirmed that it would like to participate in the negotiations on an international Trade in Services Agreement,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

Norway, along with 49 other members of the World Trade Organization (WTO), is taking part in negotiations on the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), which is intended to improve and expand international trade in services. 

“China is a key actor and a major market for trade in services. Norway supports China’s participation in the talks. This is important if we are to achieve the aim of including as many WTO members as possible in the agreement,” said Mr Brende.

Together, the 50 countries currently participating in the TISA talks account for 70 % of global trade in services. If all the countries approve China’s participation in the negotiations, the group of 51 countries will account for around 77 % of global trade in services. If China joins the group, it is also likely that other countries will seek to join.

“China shares our high ambitions for the TISA. The agreement will build on the best aspects of TISA participants’ existing agreements. If China is part of the process, this will increase the chances of achieving a good result,” said Mr Brende.

 

Related news

Latest news

DNV GL launches certification framework and recommended practice for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

The recommended practice DNVGL-RP-F104 Design and operation of carbon dioxide pipelines, 

DNV GL launches new JDP to test biodegradable lubricants

The test programme will investigate such aspects as hydrodynamic oil film formation,

ROV contracts in Brazil

The new contracts and contract extensions give 1 630 days of ROV services...

Steinsvik Secures a Contract for its First Concrete Barge

Steinsvik’s well-known steel barge design is now complemented by a new and innovative concrete barge design.

Searching for the best biological solutions

AKVA group’s biologists play a key role to ensure that the company’s technology not only meets fish welfare requirements, but also provides the best possible conditions for the fish.

Elisabeth Maråk Støle appointed managing director of Forskningsselskapet SørVest AS

Elisabeth Maråk Støle will take up her position on 1 April 2018 at the latest.

TIME SCALE

We are building chambers for tomatoes to grow in space. The aim is to give food to astronauts going to Mars.

From university to heavy industry: A slow transition

It is nearly winter holiday,

Doria awarded as “best large patrol boat 2017”

Doria is equipped with Servogear Ecoflow Propulsor.