The Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) is a plurilateral initiative to improve and expand trade in services.
Negotiations will cover, inter alia: financial services; ICT services (including telecommunications
and e-commerce); maritime transport services; air transport services; competitive delivery services;
energy services; professional services; temporary entry of business persons; and government procurement.
The 23 TISA parties currently negotiating, who make up about 70 percent of global trade in services
are: Australia, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Costa Rica, European Union (representing its
28 Member States), Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Liechtenstein, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway,
Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Republic of Korea, Switzerland, Turkey and the United States.
Finally, China and Uruguay are interested in joining negotiations.
Formal negotiations of TISA began in early 2013.