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Health-related Services in Multilateral and Preferential Trade Arrangements in Asia and the Pacific

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  • Mia Mikic

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    (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific)

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In many developing countries, the health-care sector is under-developed, lacking basic infrastructure and human capital, and attracting little attention from investors and policymakers. While encouraging globalization and trade may aggravate those problems and create additional costs in some circumstances, trade liberalization and deeper integration into the global economy could also provide opportunities and resources to address those problems more effectively. This paper contributes to the debate by reporting on the status of liberalization achieved in the health services sector by members of ESCAP through their regional and multilateral trade liberalization commitments.

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Paper provided by Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), an initiative of UNESCAP and IDRC, Canada. in its series Working Papers with number 3007.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2007
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Publication status: Published in ARTNeT website
Handle: RePEc:esc:wpaper:3007

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Keywords: Health services trade; GATS; TRIPS; Preferential Trade Aggreeemetns; Modes of Services Delivery; ASEAN;

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  1. Arunanondchai, Jutamas & Fink, Carsten, 2007. "Trade in health services in the ASEAN region," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4147, The World Bank.
  2. Rupa Chanda, 2008. "Trade in Health Services," Working Papers id:1758, eSocialSciences.
  3. Chantal Blouin & Nick Drager & Richard Smith, 2006. "International Trade in Health Services and the GATS : Current Issues and Debates," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 7402, February.
  4. Tubagus Feridhanusetyawan, 2005. "Preferential Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific Region," IMF Working Papers 05/149, International Monetary Fund.
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