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Shaping Future Rules for Trade in Services

Aaditya Mattoo

in Trade in Services in the Asia-Pacific Region

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9780226386775
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226386782 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226386782.003.0003
Shaping Future Rules for Trade in Services

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This chapter evaluates the prospects for liberalization of trade in the services industry through the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) based on the experience of countries in East Asia. It identifies the problems inherent in achieving open multilateral trade in services and suggests that multilateral cross-sectoral liberalization of services trade is not feasible. This chapter argues that it is possible to make improvements in the GATS and make it a more effective instrument of trade liberalization.

Keywords: services industry; trade liberalization; GATS; multilateral trade; East Asia

Chapter.  13175 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management

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