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This report examines services schedules of commitments in 56 regional trade agreements (RTAs) where an OECD country is a party.
Barriers to trade in services block benefits for firms and consumers, and impede the international exchange of ideas, know-how and technology. The OECD Services Trade Restrictiveness Index (STRI) gives policy makers the means to open up the international services trade.
The meeting served as a forum for senior services experts from emerging economies to discuss newly developed analytical tools and assess their relevance in informing evidence-based policy.
Meeting of experts to discuss services for distribution, both wholesale and retail and in both food and non-food contexts.
Meeting of experts to discuss services for air, maritime, and land transport, as well as the transport and logistics supply chain.
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This study examines economic implications of India’s trade and trade policy reforms during the period from 1990 to 2007. It first describes India’s economic growth and the composition and performance of its trade at the product and broad sector level.
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The OECD Services Expert meeting dedicated to the ongoing process of the development of a Service Trade Restrictiveness Index (STRI) took place at the OECD headquarters on June 24, 2008.
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Analysis of how domestic regulation affects trade in services through commercial presence.
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Significant regulatory reforms have taken place in the service sectors of Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco over the last decade, but a broad range of restrictions still remain.
Six studies that examine how border bottlenecks affect trade and investment flows, how these bottlenecks might be reduced, and whether the expense involved is worth it.