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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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How can I work best with an interpreter?

Your interpreter is a valuable member of your team. Be aware that you get what you pay for, and resist trying to cut costs in this important area. A good simultaneous interpreter specializing in your business is well worth the expenditure. You will benefit greatly from having your own interpreter, rather than sharing your counterpart’s interpreter. You should instruct your interpreter to interpret everything that is said.

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