Mobilizing Business for Trade in Services

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This book helps government and business to collaborate effectively, and can assist in training on trade negotiations and export strategies. It summarizes key arguments on the role of services in development, providing analysis and explanation of the regulatory reforms and trade negotiations needed to foster a vibrant services sector in developing countries. The book also reviews the following individual sectors: tourism; transport and logistics; communications; audiovisual; computer and business process outsourcing; financial services; professional and other business services; construction; distribution; and cultural and recreational services.

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Trade agreements and business

Many governments prefer to liberalize as part of the conclusion of trade agreements. While economists tend to argue in favour of unilateral liberalization, policymakers tend to lean towards reciprocity (Bhagwati, 2002). The choice between unilateral liberalization and reciprocal liberalization is often down to the size of the countries concerned and the extent to which they may be able to influence world prices. In that sense: unilateral liberalization tends to be favoured by countries that are too small to have any appreciable effect. Large countries that have the power to do so tend to negotiate reciprocal agreements.

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