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1 Survey on Services Trade Policy Measures Affecting International Trade in Services (100 countries) World Bank, Development Research Group, Trade Unit 19 May 2009

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3 Sector Coverage Financial - banking and insurance (modes 1 & 3) Financial - banking and insurance (modes 1 & 3) Basic telecommunications – fixed and mobile (mode 3) Basic telecommunications – fixed and mobile (mode 3) Transportation – maritime shipping and auxiliary services, air passenger, road and rail freight (modes 1 & 3) Transportation – maritime shipping and auxiliary services, air passenger, road and rail freight (modes 1 & 3) Retail distribution (mode 3) Retail distribution (mode 3) Professional – accounting and legal (modes 1, 3 & 4) Professional – accounting and legal (modes 1, 3 & 4)

4 Policy dimensions Barriers to entry – licensing, ownership, legal form (mode 3), quotas (mode 4) Barriers to entry – licensing, ownership, legal form (mode 3), quotas (mode 4) Restrictions on operations Restrictions on operations Regulatory environment Regulatory environment

5 Data collection methodology Developing countries: legal firms in each country completed detailed questionnaires Developing countries: legal firms in each country completed detailed questionnaires OECD countries: comparable information from public sources and through commissioned research OECD countries: comparable information from public sources and through commissioned research Verification of findings by delegations to the WTO and World Bank country economists Verification of findings by delegations to the WTO and World Bank country economists

6 Preliminary quantification strategy Wanted: Services Trade Restrictiveness Index (STRI) Wanted: Services Trade Restrictiveness Index (STRI) Bottom-up vs top-down approach Bottom-up vs top-down approach One possibility: expert judgment One possibility: expert judgment For each sector and mode, policy information was summarizedFor each sector and mode, policy information was summarized Each summary obtains a score of restrictivenessEach summary obtains a score of restrictiveness 5 discrete scores [0.00, 0.25, 0.50, 0.75, 1.00]5 discrete scores [0.00, 0.25, 0.50, 0.75, 1.00] Exception: air passenger transportException: air passenger transport Aggregation by weights Aggregation by weights Modal weights: sector-specificModal weights: sector-specific Sector weights: value added-based, same sector weights across countriesSector weights: value added-based, same sector weights across countries Country weights: equal weights for countries within the regionCountry weights: equal weights for countries within the region

7 Overall Services trade restrictiveness index (STRI) by region Note: SAR-3, MENA-5, EAP-7, LAC-9, AFR-6, ECA-6, OECD-20, World-56 countries Source: Gootiiz, Mattoo 2009

8 STRI by region and sectors Source: Gootiiz, Mattoo 2009

9 Comparison of UR commitment, Doha Offers, and policies by region Note: SAR-3, MENA-5, EAP-7, LAC-9, AFR-6, ECA-5, OECD-20, World-55 countries excluding Russia Excluding air transport sector Source: Gootiiz, Mattoo 2009

10 Comparison of UR commitment, Doha Offers, and policies by Sector Source: Gootiiz, Mattoo 2009

11 Looking ahead Present results in narrative and quantitative form Present results in narrative and quantitative form Form partnerships to generate updates Form partnerships to generate updates We need: Better understanding of relationship between modes of supply Better understanding of relationship between modes of supply Better understanding of regulatory discretion Better understanding of regulatory discretion Better data on market structure Better data on market structure Better measures of performance Better measures of performance


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