Trade and Investment Rules for Energy
IV. Promoting Trade in environmental Goods and Services
The Task Force recommends the following for governments to consider, whether or not the Doha Round is reactivated.
Governments should support efforts to reach consensus on rules for improving market access for Environmental Goods and Services (EGS). To this end, governments should, as a priority, work toward agreement based on proposals tabled in the Doha Round for reducing market barriers for these goods and services.
In light of these proposals, and to maintain momentum in the WTO negotiations, WEC should promote the inclusion of energy goods and services on an agreed services classification list as part of renewed efforts to achieve either multilateral or plurilateral agreement on EGS.
Efforts to reach agreement on this list should be initiated as soon as possible, irrespective of whether the Doha Round is reactivated. Without prejudice to the final form of such agreement, it could then be adopted either within or outside revived Doha Round negotiations as appropriate.