Services Commitments in Preferential Trade Agreements: An Expanded Dataset

This working paper briefly presents the expansion of the dataset initially developed in Marchetti and Roy (2008).

The data permits to assess the extent to which market access commitments undertaken by WTO Members in PTAs go beyond GATS commitments and offers made in the context of the Doha Development Agenda.  The dataset, which covers PTA commitments of 53 WTO Members (counting EU Members States as one), is available here.

No: ERSD-2011-18


Martin Roy

Manuscript date: November 2011

Key Words:

GATS, trade in services, preferential trade agreements, regionalism

JEL classification numbers:

F13, F53, F59

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