Services are increasingly tradable, mainly as a result of rapid technological advances, in particular in information and communication technologies, and continuing liberalisation of trade in services.
This paper examines the state of official ICT statistics in China and tries to assess ICT development in China from the information currently available.
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This paper examines one narrow aspect of the digital divide, the effects of regulatory reform on telecommunication networks. While regulatory reform is only one part of the global digital divide problem, it can play a key role in helping telecommunication markets bridge some of the gaps.
The service sector accounts for about 70% of aggregate production and employment in OECD economies and continues to grow. Countries differ, however, in the role and performance of the service sector. This paper examines the performance of the services sector across OECD countries.
This paper analyses the impact of the PCT data on the European Patent Office (EPO) patent statistics, and explores methods to improve the timeliness of the EPO indicators by estimating the number of PCT applications which enter the EPO regional phase.
This report summarises two policy dialogues that the OECD organised with China in 2004. These dialogues aimed at assisting China in its efforts to further improve IPR policy and enforcement by sharing the experience of OECD countries on a range of issues of special relevance and interest to China.
This publication reports on steelmaking capacity developments in non-OECD countries. This latest edition reviews available material on existing capacity and likely developments through 2005. On a country-by-country basis, tables show existing capacity and equipment, increase in capacity, etc.
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Over the last several years, a number of the major network operators have put in place network upgrade plans to implement next generation networks (NGN).
These reports review the status of ICT diffusion to business in individual countries and describe current and earlier policies aimed at ICT uptake in firms in Austria, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Korea, Norway and Switzerland.
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The main policy directions derived from the analysis are to foster appropriate business environments for e-business and ICT uptake, and target programmes to overcome market failures to the extent that they are needed in particular areas.