General Agreement on Trade in Services



  • The agreement, negotiated in the Uruguay Round, that brings international trade in services into the WTO. It provides for countries to provide national treatment to foreign service providers and for them to select and negotiate the service sectors to be covered under GATS.
  • acronymGATS
  • General Agreement on Trade in Services

Health Economics

  • GATS, an international agreement under the World Trade Organization as a part of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) that regulates trade in services including health care. Smith (2004).