Regulating Services Trade

Richard H. Snape

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:
Regulating Services Trade

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This chapter examines the political economy aspects of the services trade deregulation. It argues that the link between the objectives of policies and policy instruments is not as straightforward as economic theory suggests. This chapter also considers the various objectives for the regulation of services which are associated with foreign investment and establishment, consumer protection, social and cultural matters, and access to the services of “essential facilities.”

Keywords: services industry; trade deregulation; political economy; policy instruments; foreign investment; consumer protection

Chapter.  8357 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management

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