Australian Services Trade in the Global Economy

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This book presents an in depth analysis of the contribution of services to the Australian economy, the regulatory environment of the services sector and its performance in an international context. The analysis highlights the importance of co-ordinated domestic policy action, priorities for promoting behind-the-border regulatory reforms in strategic international markets, and the benefits of an ambitious bilateral, plurilateral and multilateral trade policy agenda that contributes to rules-based certainty and predictability in services trade globally.



Promoting Australia's services competitiveness

Chapter 6 provides an overview of current Australian government initiatives and policies for promoting Australia’s services competitiveness and exports. The chapter sets out activities and programs to fostering innovation through research and development, examines the regulatory environment for the digital economy, and delineates efforts in place to encourage SME participation in global markets. Export promotion strategies are reviewed and compared to the approaches of certain trading partners, and feedback from exporters based on structured consultations is reported.


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