Services Contact Points

What are services contact points?

The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) requires developed country WTO Members, and, to the extent possible, other Members to set up contact points who can make it easier for services suppliers from developing countries to obtain the information they need. The information provided by these contact points concerns commercial and technical aspects of the supply of services in the domestic market; registration, recognition, and obtaining of professional qualifications; and the availability of services technology. The WTO keeps a list of contact points.

Where can I find other resources on this? 

Services conditions are often specific to a particular location and industry. Places to start when looking for more information on exporting your service include professional associations for your business, local chambers of commerce, or government trade bodies both domestically and in your target market.