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OECD Trade Policy Papers

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.

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South-South Services Trade

This paper contributes to the debate on the development potential of South-South trade in services. It represents the first attempt to identify key features governing the South-South dimension of services. Services trade between developing countries is predominantly regional and may reflect an increasing tendency to incorporate disciplines to liberalise services trade in regional agreements. It is estimated that cross-border South-South exports currently represent around 10 percent of world services exports. The bulk of developing countries? exports is...

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Keywords: trade restrictiveness index, services barriers/restrictions, trade between developing countries, North-South trade, trade policy, Doha Development Agenda, services trade, efficiency gains, development, gains/benefits from liberalisation, World Trade Organisation (WTO) negotiations, south-south trade, Doha round, multilateral liberalisation
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