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Moving people to deliver services : how can the WTO help?

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  • Chaudhuri, Sumanta
  • Mattoo, Aaditya
  • Self, Richard

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The previous General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) negotiations produced little liberalization of the movement of individual service providers (mode 4), and the potentially large global gains from suchmovement remain unrealized. In the current negotiations, as part of the Doha Development Agenda, developing countries are seeking greater openness in their area of comparative advantage: the movement of providers unrelated to commercial presence abroad. At the same time, many multinational firms would like easier intra-corporate movement of their personnel. We describe how this coincidence of interest could be harnessed to deliver greater openness at least for skilled service providers.

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Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 3238.

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Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:3238

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Keywords: Environmental Economics&Policies; Health Monitoring&Evaluation; Decentralization; Public Health Promotion; Banks&Banking Reform; Trade and Services; Environmental Economics&Policies; Health Monitoring&Evaluation; Governance Indicators; Banks&Banking Reform;

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  1. Mihir A. Desai & Devesh Kapur & John McHale, 2004. "Sharing the Spoils: Taxing International Human Capital Flows," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, Springer, vol. 11(5), pages 663-693, 09.
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  1. Jacques Poot & Anna Strutt, 2010. "International Trade Agreements and International Migration," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 33(12), pages 1923-1954, December.
  2. Hoekman, Bernard & Ozden, Caglar, 2009. "The Euro-mediterranean partnership : trade in services as an alternative to migration ?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5049, The World Bank.
  3. Ruhs, Martin, 2009. "Migrant rights, immigration policy and human development," MPRA Paper 19206, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Tullao, Tereso Jr. S. & Cortez, Michael Angelo A., 2006. "Issues and Prospects on the Movement of Natural Persons and Human Capital Development in the Philippine-American Economic Relations," Discussion Papers DP 2006-07, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
  5. Mattoo, Aaditya, 2005. "Services in a development round : three goals and three proposals," Policy Research Working Paper Series 3718, The World Bank.
  6. World Bank, 2007. "East Asian FTAs in Services," World Bank Other Operational Studies 19240, The World Bank.
  7. Blouin, Chantal, 2005. "NAFTA and the Mobility of Highly Skilled Workers: The Case of Canadian Nurses," Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy, Estey Centre for Law and Economics in International Trade, Estey Centre for Law and Economics in International Trade, vol. 6(1).
  8. Hoekman, Bernard & Mattoo, Aaditya, 2006. "Services, Economic Development and the Doha Round: Exploiting the Comparative Advantage of the WTO," CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers 5628, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  9. Suparna Karmakar, 2010. "GATS : Domestic Regulations versus Market Access," Working Papers id:2903, eSocialSciences.
  10. Tereso S. Tullao Jr. & Michael Angelo A. Cortez, 2006. "Issues and Prospects on the Movement of Natural Persons and Human Capital Development in the Philippine-American Economic Relations," Development Economics Working Papers 22701, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
  11. Koopmann, Georg & Straubhaar, Thomas, 2008. "Zur Internationalisierung des Dienstleistungssektors," HWWI Research Papers 2-13, Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI).

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