Services trade

Experts Meeting on Distribution Services, November 2010


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Wednesday 17 November, 2010


Welcome remarks by Raed Safadi, TAD Deputy Director;

The Chair: John Dawson, University of Edinburgh; and by the OECD Secretariat


Setting the scene
Keynote speech on the distribution sector by the Chair

Session I: Distribution services (Food)


Presentation of the OECD paper by Neil Wrigley, University of Southampton
Presentation: The Globalization of Trade in Retail Services





Background documents for this session:

Session II: Presentation of available indicators of restrictiveness in distribution


The World Bank’s Services Trade Restrictiveness Index
     Batshur Gootiiz and Ingo Borchert, World Bank
     Presentation: The WB Database on Retail Policy and Restrictiveness in 102 Countries


The US International Trade Commission Database on Non-tariff Measures, retail services
     Richard Brown, US ITC
     Presentation: Retailing NTM Database



Session III: Distribution Services (Non-Food)






Session IV: Breakout groups: Food and non-food distribution services



Additional background documents




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