This definition defines virtually all public services as “commercial” and already covers areas such as the police, the military, prisons, justice, public administration and government. In a relatively short period of time, this could apply to the privatization or commercialization of a large part, and perhaps to all those who are now considered public services that are currently considered social requirements for the entire population of a country, structured, marketed, under-distributed to for-profit suppliers and ultimately fully privatized and are only available to those who can pay the price. This process is currently well advanced in most countries, usually (and deliberately) without properly informing the public or consulting whether this is what they want or not. Launched in April 2013, Tisa aims to open markets and improve rules in areas such as licensing, financial services, telecommunications, e-commerce, shipping and professionals who temporarily travel abroad to provide services. Together, negotiating countries, including the United States and the European Union, account for 70% of world trade in services. International trade in services is defined by the four types of procurement of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). The Indian offering includes market access for short-term contract service providers and independent occupations (mode 4 in fashion jargon 4) in areas such as engineering services, integrated engineering services, IT and related services, and management consulting services. Some activist groups believe that GATS risks undermining the ability and authority of governments to regulate commercial activities within their own borders, which will lead to the flight of power from the commercial interests of citizens. In 2003, the GATSwatch network published a critical opinion, supported by more than 500 organizations in 60 countries.  At the same time, countries are not required to enter into international agreements such as the GATS. For countries that like to attract trade and investment, GATS adds a degree of transparency and legal predictability.
Legal barriers to trade in services may have legitimate political reasons, but they can also be an effective instrument for large-scale corruption.  From the beginning of the Silk Road to the creation of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the creation of the WTO, trade has played an important role in supporting economic development and promoting peaceful relations between nations. While the concept of progressive liberalisation is one of the fundamental principles of the GATS, Article XIX provides that liberalisation takes place in accordance with national political objectives and the level of development of members, both in the various sectors and in the various sectors. Developing countries will thus have flexibility to open fewer sectors, liberalize fewer types of transactions and gradually expand market access depending on their development situation.