Reflections on the Preferential Liberalization of Services Trade

Sauvé, Pierre; Shingal, Anirudh (March 2011). Reflections on the Preferential Liberalization of Services Trade (NCCR Trade Working Paper 2011/05). Bern, Switzerland: NCCR Trade Regulation

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This paper takes stock of the forces that lie behind the recent rise of preferential agreements in services trade. Its focuses first on a number of distinguishing features of services trade that sets it apart from trade in goods and shapes trade liberalization and rule-making approaches in the services field. The paper then documents the nature, modal and sectoral incidence of the trade and investment preferences spawned by preferential trade agreements (PTAs) in services. It does so with a view to addressing the question: how “preferential” is the preferential treatment of services trade? Finally, the paper addresses a number of considerations arising from attempts to multilateralize preferential access and rule-making in services trade.

Item Type:

Working Paper

Division/Institute:

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > World Trade Institute
10 Strategic Research Centers > World Trade Institute

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > NCCR International Trade Regulation

UniBE Contributor:

Sauvé, Pierre and Shingal, Anirudh

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law

Series:

NCCR Trade Working Paper

Publisher:

NCCR Trade Regulation

Funders:

[4] Swiss National Science Foundation

Language:

English

Submitter:

Rebecca Anne Gilgen

Date Deposited:

16 Aug 2016 16:40

Last Modified:

01 Jun 2017 12:21

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JEL Classification:

F10, F15, F13, L8

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.83808

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/83808

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