Including Financial Services in Preferential Trade Agreements: Lessons of International Experience for China

28 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2016

Date Written: April 1, 2009

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to address the main considerations for China of including financial services in its preferential trade agreements. The paper briefly reviews China's financial liberalization process and the state of its domestic financial system, discusses the main considerations of including financial services in China's preferential trade agreements, compares and contrasts the different 'architectural' approaches that have been used by countries to include financial services in such agreements, and identifies good practices in preparing for financial services negotiations. Particular emphasis is placed on lessons from Latin American preferential trade agreements, given their more frequent and extensive coverage of financial services compared with other regions.

Keywords: Emerging Markets, Banks & Banking Reform, Trade Law, Trade and Services

Suggested Citation

Stephanou, Constantinos, Including Financial Services in Preferential Trade Agreements: Lessons of International Experience for China (April 1, 2009). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4898, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1410483

Constantinos Stephanou (Contact Author)

BIS/Financial Stability Board ( email )

Centralbahnplatz 2
Basel, Basel-Stadt 4002
Switzerland

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