Trade Agreements on Telecommunications:
(5th Report - December 1995)
Report was prepared for the fifth ITU Regulatory
Colloquium, held at ITU Headquarters in Geneva on 6-8
concerns the far-reaching implications for the
"telecommunications community" (regulators,
operators and users) of the Marrakesh Agreement of 1994
that completed the Uruguay Round of international trade
negotiations and established the World Trade Organisation
(WTO). It also explains in detail the continued
negotiations that took place through the
Negotiating Group on Basic Telecommunications (NGBT).
The report was
prepared by Michael Tyler, Professor William Letwin and
Russell Pipe, and funded by the Friedrich Ebert
Foundation. The views expressed are those of the authors.
The results of the Fifth Colloquium are
reflected in the following Chairmans Report by Mr. Leive.
This publication also includes the
executive summary of the Briefing Report prepared by a
distinguished independent expert, Michael Tyler, which
was presented to the Colloquium in draft form to serve as
a basis of the discussions.