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Regionalism in Services Trade

Aaditya Mattoo and Pierre Sauvé

in A Handbook of International Trade in Services

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235216
eISBN:
9780191715624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235216.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter reviews the recent wave of regional trade agreements (RTAs), to assess the benefits and costs of alternative approaches and identify the policy choices developing countries will face in ... More


Of Modes and Sectors External Relations, Internal Debates, and the Special Case of (Trade in) Services

Markus Krajewski

in Developments in EU External Relations Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199552894
eISBN:
9780191720741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552894.003.0005
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter looks at an increasingly important part of EU trade policy — trade in services. It discusses the notion of ‘public services’ at a more general level, and then discusses the treatment of ... More


International Trade in Services and Domestic Regulations: Necessity, Transparency, and Regulatory Diversity

Panagiotis Delimatsis

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199533152
eISBN:
9780191714528
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533152.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

In 2005, the WTO Appellate Body ruled that the United States' total prohibition on cross-border gambling services was unlawful under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). The questions ... More


Trade in Services

Bernard M. Hoekman and Michel M. Kostecki

in The Political Economy of the World Trading System: WTO and Beyond

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294313
eISBN:
9780191596445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829431X.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter starts with brief overviews of global trade flows in services, the barriers that restrict such trade, and the economics of service sector protection and liberalization. This is followed ... More


Trade in Services

Andrew Lang

in World Trade Law after Neoliberalism: Reimagining the Global Economic Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199592647
eISBN:
9780191731396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592647.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter provides a case study of the processes described in a general way in the previous chapter. The purpose is to illustrate and explore in greater depth the operation of the technicalized ... More


Services

Ma. Joy V. Abrenica and Gilberto M. Llanto

in The Philippine Economy: Development, Policies, and Challenges

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158984
eISBN:
9780199869107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158989.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter documents the changing face of the services industry over the past three decades (1970–2000). It makes a special reference to two case studies – telecommunications and banking. Both are ... More


Regulating Services in the European Union

Vassilis Hatzopoulos

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199572663
eISBN:
9780191738067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572663.001.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law

Across the EU services are the cornerstone of the modern economy, accounting for over 70% of national GDPs and over 90% of new jobs created. Fostering trade in services has, accordingly, become ... More


The World Trade Organization

Bernard M. Hoekman and Michel M. Kostecki

in The Political Economy of the World Trading System: WTO and Beyond

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294313
eISBN:
9780191596445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829431X.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

An account is given of the organizational structure of the WTO (World Trade Organization), which was established as a multilateral trade organization on 1 January 1995 to encompass a modified GATT ... More


Trade in Services in the Asia-Pacific Region

Takatoshi Ito and Anne O. Krueger (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386775
eISBN:
9780226386782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386782.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

In recent years the tremendous growth of the service sector—including international trade in services—has outstripped that of manufacturing in many industrialized nations. As the importance of ... More


Regional Integration

Bernard M. Hoekman and Michel M. Kostecki

in The Political Economy of the World Trading System: WTO and Beyond

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294313
eISBN:
9780191596445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829431X.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter deals with one of the most important exceptions to the most‐favoured‐nation (MFN) rule allowed by the WTO (World Trade Organization): regional integration agreements (RIAs). Almost all ... More


Developments in EU External Relations Law

Marise Cremona (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199552894
eISBN:
9780191720741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552894.001.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law

External relations is currently among the most dynamic areas of EU law, its institutional structures profoundly affected by the Lisbon Treaty. This volume gathers leading analysts to assess core ... More


The GATS Agreement on Basic Telecommunications: A Developing Country Perspective

Boutheina Guermazi

in Governing Global Electronic Networks: International Perspectives on Policy and Power

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042512
eISBN:
9780262271936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042512.003.0132
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

The Basic Telecommunications Agreement (BTA) marked a profound shift in the global governance regime for telecommunications. From a heavily regulated regime subject to cooperative arrangements under ... More


Safeguards and Exceptions

Bernard M. Hoekman and Michel M. Kostecki

in The Political Economy of the World Trading System: WTO and Beyond

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294313
eISBN:
9780191596445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829431X.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The various mechanisms allowing for the re‐imposition of trade barriers are discussed in this chapter, which summarizes the rules on––and the economics of––the use of instruments of contingent ... More


Trade Barriers or Cultural Diversity? The Audiovisual Sector on Fire

Byung-il Choi

in Governing Global Electronic Networks: International Perspectives on Policy and Power

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042512
eISBN:
9780262271936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042512.003.0168
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter examines how the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) treats international trade in audiovisual services. Negotiations in the WTO have pitted ... More


Financial Services, the WTO and Initiatives for Global Financial Reform

Chakravarthi Raghavan

in Reforming the International Financial System for Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157643
eISBN:
9780231527279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157643.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines the role of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in promoting the liberalization and globalization of financial services, along with its implications for global financial reform ... More


The Contents of CETA, TTIP, and TiSA: The (Envisaged) Trade Disciplines

Erich Vranes

in Mega-Regional Trade Agreements: CETA, TTIP, and TiSA: New Orientations for EU External Economic Relations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198808893
eISBN:
9780191846625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808893.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter provides an overview of the trade disciplines envisaged in CETA, TTIP, and TiSA. While focusing on CETA, it also takes into account available information and negotiating materials on ... More


Services Market Liberalization, Economic Governance, and Trade Agreements

Matteo Fiorini and Bernard Hoekman

in The Political Economy of Structural Reforms in Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198821878
eISBN:
9780191861000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821878.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Recent research on the interaction between services trade and investment restrictions and the quality of economic regulation has shown that the productivity growth benefits from liberalization depend ... More


Engagement with the World Economy

Deepak Nayyar

in Catch Up: Developing Countries in the World Economy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199652983
eISBN:
9780191761263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652983.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The engagement of developing countries with the world economy witnessed a decline during the period from 1950 to 1980, particularly as compared with the past, but revived circa 1980 to gather ... More


Governing Global Electronic Networks: International Perspectives on Policy and Power

William J. Drake and Ernest J. Wilson III (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042512
eISBN:
9780262271936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042512.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

The burgeoning use and transformative impact of global electronic networks are widely recognized to be defining features of contemporary world affairs. Less often noted has been the increasing ... More


Financial Liberalization under the WTO and Its Relationship with the Macro Economy

Lee-Rong Wang, Chung-Hua Shen, and Ching-Yang Liang (eds)

in International Financial Issues in the Pacific Rim: Global Imbalances, Financial Liberalization, and Exchange Rate Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386829
eISBN:
9780226387086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226387086.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines financial liberalization as measured by General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) commitments, and the effect of liberalization on economic growth. The chapter is organized ... More


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