Trade in Services

The Most Dynamic Segment of International Trade

Over the past 20 years, trade in services has become the most dynamic segment of world trade, growing more quickly than trade in goods. Developing countries and transition economies have played an increasingly important role in this area, increasing their share in exports of world services from a quarter to one-third over this period. This brochure, produced to mark the WTO’s 20th anniversary, looks into the General Agreement on Trade in Services and WTO members’ commitments.