Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Regulation and Trade Liberalization in Banking Services: The Prospects and Limits of the GATS
Foyalty 212

Regulation and Trade Liberalization in Banking Services: The Prospects and Limits of the GATS (Hardback)

Currently unavailable to order online.
Email me when back in stock


This book examines the extent to which, and the ways in which, regulatory barriers to trade in banking services can be liberalized under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The interface between regulation and trade liberalization is one of the foremost issues confronting the multilateral trading system. Although the regulation of services can create impediments to trade, such measures are often not intended to discourage trade but rather to attain other policy objectives. Therefore, in fulfilling the agenda of the GATS to open services markets, WTO Members have to address regulatory impediments to trade without undermining the ability of states to regulate their services sectors. The book explores how the tension between national regulatory autonomy and trade liberalization in banking services can be managed in the context of the multilateral trading system. It recognizes that the reduction of regulatory barriers to trade in banking services under the GATS is a challenging undertaking because of the heavily regulated nature of the sector and the important role of regulation in the industry.

The book examines why the banking sector is regulated and how the regulation of banking can impede trade in services, taking into account the regulatory reforms ensuing from the financial crisis. It provides an overview of the framework the GATS provides for the liberalization of trade in banking services and examines the specific commitments that WTO Members have undertaken to open their banking markets, focusing on the commitments of the EU, USA, India, and China. It assesses the existing disciplines in the GATS on discriminatory and non-discriminatory regulation in the banking sector and investigates how the WTO can address regulatory barriers to trade in banking services through additional disciplines on domestic regulation and recognition of prudential measures. The book also examines the extent to which the conclusions drawn with respect to banking services are equally applicable to insurance and securities services.

BusinessEconomicsInternational economicsInternational financeBusinessEconomicsInternational economicsInternational tradeLawInternational lawInternational law of transport, communications & commerceTransnational commercial lawLawInternational lawPublic international lawInternational economic & trade law Publisher: Oxford University Press Publication Date: 05/01/2014 ISBN-13: 9780199599745  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable to order online.  

Dr. Chantal Ononaiwu is the Trade Policy & Legal Specialist in the Office of Trade Negotiation (OTN) of the CARICOM Secretariat, formerly the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (CRNM). Her responsibilities include providing advice and making proposals on legal text pertinent to trade negotiations in which CRNM member states are involved and analyzing provisions in other trade agreements that may be relevant to those negotiations. She also has specific responsibility for the subject of Dispute Settlement and collaborates with the OTN's Services Trade Unit on the subjects of Services and Investment. Prior to joining the CRNM, Dr Ononaiwu was the Director, Value Proposition Development at Invest Barbados (the Barbados International Business Promotion Corporation) and a Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.

More books by Chantal Ononaiwu

Leave Review


Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Special delivery items

A Year of Books Subscription Packages 

Delivery is free for the UK. Western Europe costs £60 for each 12 month subscription package purchased. For the Rest of the World the cost is £100 for each package purchased. All delivery costs are charged in advance at time of purchase. For more information please visit the A Year of Books page.

Animator's Survival Kit

For delivery charges for the Animator's Survival Kit please click here.


Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

New Developments in Islamic ...
Asmak Ab Rahman
The Future of National Development Banks
Stephany Griffith-Jones; Jose Antonio...
The Finance Curse: How global finance...
Nicholas Shaxson
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close