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WTO Working Papers

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Services Commitments in Preferential Trade Agreements

An Expanded Dataset

Preferential trade agreements (PTAs) on services have proliferated since 2000. This working paper briefly presents the expansion of the dataset initially developed in Marchetti and Roy (2008). The data permits to assess the extent to which market access commitments undertaken by WTO Members in PTAs go beyond GATS commitments and offers made in the context of the Doha Development Agenda. The dataset, which covers PTA commitments of 53 WTO Members (counting EU Members States as one), is available at: http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/serv_e/dataset_e/dataset_e.htm

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Keywords: GATS, preferential trade agreements, regionalism, trade in services
JEL: F53: International Economics / International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy / International Agreements and Observance; International Organizations; F59: International Economics / International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy / International Relations and International Political Economy: Other; F13: International Economics / Trade / Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
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