The TSA is open to all WTO members who wish to open up trade in services. China has asked to participate in the talks. The EU supports its request because it wants as many countries as possible to join the agreement. The progressive approach to trade is a policy framework that recognizes that trade policies must be designed to meet the government`s overall economic, social and environmental priorities and to make a meaningful contribution. Canada`s approach to TISA is fully on the agenda, for example, because TISA will continue to guarantee the government`s right to regulation; it has the potential to support the development of different sectors of the environment, including renewable energy; supports innovation and inclusive economic growth, including specific benefits for small and medium-sized enterprises; and Canada is seeking a clear provision prohibiting countries from discriminating on the basis of their gender, as they relate to licences, authorizations and authorizations for service providers, as well as a provision for international cooperation to ensure access to information communication technologies for persons with disabilities. Reciprocity is a necessary feature of any agreement. If each required party does not win by the agreement as a whole, there is no incentive to approve it. If an agreement is reached, it can be assumed that each contracting party expects to win at least as much as it loses. For example, Country A, in exchange for removing barriers to country B products, which benefit A consumers and B producers, will insist that Country B reduce barriers to country A products and thus benefit country A producers and perhaps B consumers. A prudential carve-out is a staple of Canada`s financial services agreements. Exclusion allows tax authorities to take steps to protect the soundness of financial systems without violating trade agreements. The WTO continues to classify these agreements as follows: the digitization of trade offers opportunities to promote inclusive economic growth, including by removing distances, increasing connectivity and enabling SMEs to access a global consumer base.
The annex aims to facilitate online commerce, remove barriers faced by consumers and businesses that engage in e-commerce, and contribute to consumer confidence in the internet. Canada is working to increase TISA`s environmental services obligations to make clean practices more accessible and widespread, in addition to the trade liberalization efforts of environmental goods negotiated under the WTO Environmental Agreement (EGA). Canada`s efforts to achieve an ambitious outcome in environmental services are covered by this market access issue, which has been submitted to all parties to TISA: the EU asserts that its trade agreements do not at any time prevent governments from providing services in areas such as water, education , health and social services.  The EU has stated that companies outside its borders are not allowed to provide publicly funded health or social services.  The EU has made its position papers, offers and negotiating reports available online.  An independent consultant, Ecorys, conducted a Sustainable Impact Assessment (AIS) for tiSA.