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Reducing the Barriers to International Trade in Accounting Services: Why it Matters, and the Road Ahead


  • White, L.J.


Accounting has been a lead sector in the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) negotiations to reduce barriers to trade in professional services. This is no accident. Accounting already has a substantial international componenet; the largest accounting firms have major international presences and have been eager to operate in less restrictive environments.

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  • White, L.J., 2000. "Reducing the Barriers to International Trade in Accounting Services: Why it Matters, and the Road Ahead," New York University, Leonard N. Stern School Finance Department Working Paper Seires ec-00-04, New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business-.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:nystfi:ec-00-04

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    JEL classification:

    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • M40 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - General


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