OECD Trade Policy Papers

ISSN: 
1816-6873 (online)
DOI: 
10.1787/18166873
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This series is designed to make available to a wider readership selected trade policy studies prepared for use within the OECD.

NB. No. 1 to No. 139 were released under the previous series title OECD Trade Policy Working Papers.

 

The Role of Services for Economic Performance in Brazil You or your institution have access to this content

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Author(s):
Jorge Arbache1, Dorothée Rouzet2, Francesca Spinelli2
Author Affiliations
  • 1: University of Brasilia, Brazil

  • 2: OECD, France

20 Oct 2016
Bibliographic information
No.:
193
Pages:
72
DOI: 
10.1787/5jlpl4nx0ptc-en

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This paper highlights the large contribution of services to the Brazilian economy and the under-exploited potential of services to sustain productivity gains and international competitiveness. The areas with the largest potential for regulatory reform include improvements in the general business and trading environment as well as specific policies in transport sectors, telecoms and financial services. Reforms targeting services that add value by favouring productivity and quality enhancements, as well as services that increase efficiency by reducing production costs, have strong potential to unlock manufacturing performance. The set of proposed recommendations emerging from this analysis underlines the importance of streamlining sector-level regulatory frameworks to encourage foreign entry and competition, and the role that cross-cutting improvements in the trade and business environment would play to render services providers more competitive.
Keywords:
trade policy, services trade restrictions, competitiveness, services
JEL Classification:
  • F13: International Economics / Trade / Trade Policy ; International Trade Organizations
  • F14: International Economics / Trade / Empirical Studies of Trade
  • F15: International Economics / Trade / Economic Integration
  • F6: International Economics / Economic Impacts of Globalization
  • L8: Industrial Organization / Industry Studies: Services
  • L9: Industrial Organization / Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities
  • O24: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Development Planning and Policy / Trade Policy ; Factor Movement Policy ; Foreign Exchange Policy
  • O54: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Economywide Country Studies / Latin America ; Caribbean
 
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