01 July 2010

WTO makes public its Air Services Agreement Projector

On 14 June 2010 the World Trade Organization (WTO) made available its Air Services Agreement Projector (Flash application) based on its QUASAR database (see previous post).

I know that this is the culmination of considerable hard work by a small dedicated team at the WTO Secretariat, as well as the work of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Secretariat in Montreal who maintain DAGMAR.

The database is only as good as the information feed into it and this is primarily reliant on ICAO member states fulfilling their obligations to deposit copies of their air services agreements.

Already this data is being used for economic research (see previous post).

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