Reducing Barriers to Services Trade: The U.S. Case

35 Pages Posted: 13 Oct 2008

Date Written: February 2008


Though the U.S. economy is generally open with respect to international trade in services, there are some notable exceptions as well as some more subtle problems. This essay provides a brief primer on trade in services, examines recent world and U.S. data, and highlights the major trade barriers, the opportunities, and the policy dangers that lurk in the current political climate.

Keywords: trade in services, barriers, regulation, GATS

Suggested Citation

J. White, Lawrence, Reducing Barriers to Services Trade: The U.S. Case (February 2008). NYU Working Paper No. 2451/26037, Available at SSRN:

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