Negotiating Proposals

Negotiating proposals outline issues such as the role of government, rationale/purpose of trade liberalization; benefits of trade liberalizaton.

As of 3 June 2002 the following countries had put forward negotiating proposals regarding higher education:

- United States - 18 December 2000 (English version and French version)

- New Zealand - 27 June 2001 (English version and French version)

- Australia - 1 October 2001 (English version and French version)

- Japan - 15 March 2002 (English version and French version)

More links to more information:

The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education provides the report of Dr Jane Knight 'Trade in Higher Education Services : the Implications of GATS'. This report gives a very sound analysis of the negotiating proposals from the United States, Australia and New Zealand. This report is provided here, courtesy of the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education. Further resources and information relating to developments in borderless higher education are available on the Observatory's website.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) provides a search page for negotiating proposals (see under 'Education').

'The GATS Info - Point'
is developed by the European Commission Directorate General for Trade provides lists of GATS commitments by sector and GATS commitments by type of education.

More information
on the negotiating proposals and trade in higher education is available in other resources on this site located on the 'Links' section.

This section is prepared in the framework of the Global Forum on the International Dimensions of Quality Assurance, Accreditation and the Recognition of Diplomas. It will be regularly updated. Please send us your suggestions.

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