Building on the OECD’s work on quantifying restrictions to services trade, the project will:

  • update previous compilations of knowledge about trade in services and the types of regulations that can impede or promote such trade;
  • identify key researchers working on services trade liberalisation and regulatory cooperation;
  • create accessible information for policy makers and trade negotiators;
  • increase understanding of trade negotiators regarding the nature of regulatory cooperation and regulatory friction;
  • expand the range of academic effort on liberalisation of services trade.


The following presentations were given at the Trade in Services Workshop held 24-26 July 2019 at the ANU Centre for European Studies.


Trade in Services Workshop, ANUCES, 24-26 July 2019

This Workshop brought together academics, policy-makers, trade negotiators, data specialists and trade consultants for an intensive discussion on some of the most important barriers to trade in services. The Workshop explored the use of the OECD’s Services Trade Restrictiveness Index (STRI) as a tool for identifying priorities. The Workshop also reviewed the evidence from recently concluded EU trade treaties, including the Singapore, Canada and Japan treaties. Workshop participants focussed in on two particularly important service industries – education services and financial services. Workshop program

Briefing Paper

Please find the ANUCES Jean Monnet Briefing Paper by Trade in Services Visiting Fellows Steve Nerlich and Sihui Ong below for download. 


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