Opening Markets for Trade in Services

Opening Markets for Trade in Services : Countries and Sectors in Bilateral and WTO Negotiations

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Trade in services is an increasingly important part of global trade and, as such, figures prominently in multilateral, regional and bilateral trade negotiations. In this volume of essays, academics, negotiators and experts from various international organizations explore the achievements of such negotiations, together with the challenges and opportunities which arise and the motivations that come into play in such negotiations. The contributions highlight issues in important services sectors, such as distribution, energy, finance, telecommunications, air transport and the postal and audiovisual sectors, as well as areas such as cross-border trade and government procurement. Case studies look into the experiences of specific countries. The focus on sector analysis and country experiences sheds light on the state of services liberalization and the regulation of international trade in services at the beginning of the twenty-first century, making this an indispensable guide to ongoing and future international negotiations on this topic.
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Product details

  • Electronic book text | 784 pages
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 30 tables
  • 1139200119
  • 9781139200110

Table of contents

Foreword Pascal Lamy; Summary and overview Juan A. Marchetti and Martin Roy; Part I. From Policy to Negotiations: 1. Services trade and growth Bernard Hoekman and Aaditya Mattoo; Part II. Multilateral and Bilateral Negotiations on Services: Overall Perspectives: 2. Services liberalization in the WTO and in preferential trade agreements Juan A. Marchetti and Martin Roy; 3. Preferential trade agreements in services: friends of foes of the multilateral trading system? Carsten Fink; Part III. Challenges, Issues and Opportunities in Services Sectors: 4. Telecommunications: Can trade agreements keep up with technology? L. Lee Tuthill and Laura B. Sherman; 5. Liberalization of cross-border trade in services: a developing country perspective Sumanta Chaudhuri and Suparna Karmakar; 6. Out of stock or just in time? Doha and liberalization of distribution services Martin Roy; 7. Air transport liberalization: a world apart Pierre Latrille; 8. Financial services liberalization in the WTO and preferential trade agreements Juan A. Marchetti; 9. Beyond the main screen: audiovisual services in PTAs Martin Roy; 10. Liberalization of postal and courier services: ready for delivery? Ruosi Zhang; 11. Liberalization of energy services: are PTAs more energetic than the GATS? Mireille Cossy; 12. Market access for government procurement of services: comparing recent PTAs with WTO achievements Robert D. Anderson and Anna Caroline Muller; 13. A warmer welcome? Access for natural persons under preferential trade agreements Antonia Carzaniga; Part IV. Country Experiences with Services Trade: 14. GATS plus or minus? Services commitments in comparative contexts for Colombia and Uruguay J. P. Singh; 15. Opening services markets at the regional level under the CAFTA-DR: the cases of Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic Maryse Robert and Sherry Stephenson; 16. Why isn't South Africa more pro-active in international services negotiations? Peter Draper, Nkululeko Khumalo and Matthew Stern; 17. Services liberalization in PTAs and the WTO: the experiences of India and Singapore Arpita Mukherjee; 18. The domestic dynamics of preferential services liberalization: the experience of Australia and Thailand Malcolm Bosworth and Ray Trewin; 19. The Chilean experience in services negotiations Sebastian Saez; 20. Appendix: a readers' guide to basic GATS concepts and negotiations.
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About Juan A. Marchetti

Juan A. Marchetti is a counsellor in the Trade in Services Division of the World Trade Organization. Martin Roy is a counsellor in the Trade in Services Division of the World Trade Organization.
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Review quote

'While there are too many valuable contributions to cite them all here, the insights of Mukherjee, Stephenson, and Saez are particularly invaluable.' Journal of World Trade Review
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