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Services Trade Instrumental for Trade Recovery

In: Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2011: Post-crisis trade and investment opportunities


  • United Nations ESCAP

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


Commercial services exports are slowly returning to their pre-crisis level, with global exports climbing by 8.3% from $3.4 trillion in 2009 to $3.7 trillion in 2010. Asia, and the Pacific, in particular developing Asia, is again leading the recovery, with a growth rate of more than 20% in 2010. This strong rise came after a slump in commercial services exports by almost 12% in 2009.

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  • United Nations ESCAP, 2011. "Services Trade Instrumental for Trade Recovery," STUDIES IN TRADE AND INVESTMENT,in: Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2011: Post-crisis trade and investment opportunities, chapter 2, pages 19-30 United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
  • Handle: RePEc:unt:ecchap:aptir2596_chap2

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    1. Biman Chand Prasad, 2006. "Trade Facilitation Needs and Customs Valuation in Fiji," Working Papers 2406, Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), an initiative of UNESCAP and IDRC, Canada..
    2. Oecd, 2005. "Analysis of Non-Tariff Barriers of Concern to Developing Countries," OECD Trade Policy Papers 16, OECD Publishing.
    3. Michael Ferrantino, 2006. "Quantifying the Trade and Economic Effects of Non-Tariff Measures," OECD Trade Policy Papers 28, OECD Publishing.
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    Services; Trade; Trade; recovery; export; import; Asia; Pacific; international; tourism; computer; information; intraregional;

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    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade


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