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Trade in services drives the exchange of ideas, know-how and technology which helps firms cut costs, increase productivity and boost competitiveness. However, international trade in services is often impeded by trade and investment barriers and domestic regulations. This index helps identify which policy measures restrict trade in Latvia.
The Aid for Trade at a Glance 2009: Maintaining Momentum report presents the results of the second monitoring exercise of the Aid for Trade Initiative and documents its success so far.
The paper presents the results of a survey on the Baltic States’ experience with intragovernmental co-ordination and consultations with domestic stakeholders carried out in preparation for multilateral negotiations on trade in services.