Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/80079
Authors: 
Adlung, Rudolf
Soprana, Marta
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
WTO Staff Working Paper ERSD-2012-09
Abstract: 
Issues related to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) supplying services have been raised at earlier stages of the Doha Round in various negotiating contexts and, more recently, at meetings of the Council for Trade in Services. It is difficult, however, to find a common denominator as to whether SME-related concerns might merit attention, from a trade policy perspective, under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). Without proposing any priorities, this paper seeks to provide an overview of issues that Members might want to address in the WTO, from promoting compliance with transparency disciplines under existing provisions to advancing the liberalization and rule-making mandates of the GATS with an SME focus.
Subjects: 
Trade in Services
GATS
small- and medium-sized enterprises
JEL: 
F13
F53
L16
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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