Article 148: Measures Relating to the Services Sector

  1.         COTED, in establishing the programme for removal of restrictions by Member States on the provision of services in the Community mentioned in paragraph 2 of Article 37 shall give due consideration to the peculiar economic vulnerability of disadvantaged countries, bearing in mind Article 49.
  1.         Without prejudice to the generality of the provisions set out in paragraph 1 of this Article, COTED shall, in establishing the said programme, determine in respect of disadvantaged countries:

(a) a list of services in respect of which national treatment may not be applied for a specified period of time;

(b)        the manner in which restrictions on services not mentioned in sub-paragraph

(a) of this paragraph shall be removed:

Provided that such disadvantaged countries shall accord the Member States rights no more restrictive than those accorded to other parties of the WTO under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS).