Opening Markets for International Trade in Services

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A unique comparison of how service trade negotiations have evolved on the regional/bilateral level and at the WTO.



Services liberalization in the WTO and in PTAs

The first decade of this century has been characterized by intensive trade negotiations. Countries all over the world have resorted to a plethora of fora and mechanisms to enhance trade opportunities overseas. Negotiations at the WTO have been ongoing since November 2001 under the umbrella of the Doha Development Agenda. In parallel to that, many new preferential trade agreements have entered into force.


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