Distribution Services include Commission agents Services, Wholesale Trade services, Retailing services, Franchising.
General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) cover four modes of delivery of Services in Cross Border Trade. Typical Examples of Trade in Distribution services in Four modes of supply are as under:-
|Cross Border Services (Mode 1)||Cross Border Supply of Distribution services using Technological means.|
|Consumption abroad (Mode 2)||Usage of Distribution Services in the territory of another country. For Example- An American Client visits India and Uses the Services from an Indian Firm dealing in Distribution Services.|
|Commercial Presence (Mode 3)||Expansion of a Distribution services Firm into a foreign country. For Example-An India Firm Establishes an office in USA|
|Movement of natural persons (Mode 4)||Distribution Professionals enter into a foreign territory to Provide their Services.|