Towards a Services Trade Restrictiveness Index (STRI)
The OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate has launched a project that aims at quantifying barriers to trade in services by developing services trade restrictiveness indices (STRI). The purpose of the meetings on telecommunications and construction services is to provide the expert judgment needed for the weights and scores for the STRI on these services.
The meetings will bring together sectoral experts, regulators, policy makers and analysts in order to identify and rank the most important barriers to trade in these services. The technical workshop will discuss methodological issues related to assessing trade barriers from trade data.
Final Report of the meetings
Telecommunications Services - 10 December 2008
Construction Services - 11 December 2008
Technical Workshop - 12 December 2008