Trade in Services

An Answer Book for Small and Medium-Sized Exporters

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Services have played an important role in world trade for centuries. However, in the past 40 years, the focus of the services trade has shifted away from facilitating the trade in goods to trading in the services themselves. Dramatic changes in communications and transportation technologies have made this possible. While exporters of goods and services face similar challenges, services exporters have to deal with unique issues, many related to their intangible nature. This guide addresses these issues and offers practical and relevant advice to small and medium-sized enterprises to help them improve their export performance or enter new markets.

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This answer book was written by Dorothy I. Riddle, President and Chief Executive Officer of Service-Growth Consultants Inc., Vancouver, Canada for the International Trade Centre (ITC). It was prepared under the guidance of Doreen Conrad, Head, ITC Trade in Services Unit, and Sarah McCue. Peter Walters, Director of the ITC Division of Product and Market Development, provided strategic direction.

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