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Services Trade Liberalization in the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement Revisited

13 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2014 Last revised: 16 Jan 2015

Dan Ciuriak

Ciuriak Consulting Inc.; C.D. Howe Institute; Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI); BKP Development Research & Consulting GmbH

Ali Dadkhah

Ciuriak Consulting; Infinity Law

Jingliang Xiao

Infinite Sum Modeling; Ciuriak Consulting Inc.

Date Written: December 17, 2014

Abstract

This paper assesses the economic impact of the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA) on the basis of the published text and agreed schedule of commitments. We introduce new estimates of the impact of the services measures based on the extent to which they change the Services Trade Restrictiveness Index for Canada and Korea. The study contributes to the literature by making more precise the evaluation of services trade liberalization measures.

Keywords: Canada, Korea, free trade agreement, CGE model, Services Trade Restrictiveness Index, STRI

JEL Classification: F14, F15, F17

Suggested Citation

Ciuriak, Dan and Dadkhah, Ali and Xiao, Jingliang, Services Trade Liberalization in the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement Revisited (December 17, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2539692 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2539692

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