Services Dimension in the Pacific Alliance

The Pacific Alliance pragmatism has led to the subscription of some commitments and the implementation of various cooperation programs between member countries, without the need to incorporate them into a single package. The main purpose of this article is to answer two questions: Whether the Pacific Alliance countries had given a better treatment on services liberalization to its developed countries partners (EU and US) than amongst them? How could the Pacific Alliance members' services liberalization commitments at WTO and FTA converge to a single agreement? This article reviews the trade in services aspects of the PA members. First, we review the existing commitments on services liberalization of the Pacific Alliance members in the World Trade Organization (GATS). Second, studying the commitments on member's Free Trade Agreements, particularly with the US and EU comparing them with those amongst them. Finally, an agenda on services liberalization for the PA is proposed.