Regulatory Implications of Multilateral Trade Liberalisation for the Global Services Market: The Case of the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA)

World Economy Brief, Korea Institute of International Political Economy, Vol. 8 No. 33, December 2018

8 Pages Posted: 31 Dec 2018

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Giovanni Di Lieto

Monash University, Business School, Department of Business Law and Taxation

David Treisman

Monash University, Business School

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Date Written: December 10, 2018

Abstract

This study aims to investigate the normative and economic implications of multilateral market openings and regulatory harmonisation of the global services sectors beyond the bilateral and WTO/GATS frameworks. The mobile communications industry serves as the initial benchmark analysis in order to empirically assess whether the multilateral liberalisation of the global services market can potentially respond more effectively to the growing transnational competition in production inputs, consumption outputs, and capital attraction in a broader pool of service-oriented economies. Ultimately, this study argues that the multilateral opening of the global services market is on balance beneficial to the domestic services industries, and as such the WTO/GATS framework can be superseded by further economic integration and regulatory harmonisation in future multilateral trade agreements currently under negotiation, such as the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA).

Keywords: international services trade, global markets regulation, TiSA

JEL Classification: F1, F6

Suggested Citation

Di Lieto, Giovanni and Treisman, David, Regulatory Implications of Multilateral Trade Liberalisation for the Global Services Market: The Case of the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) (December 10, 2018). World Economy Brief, Korea Institute of International Political Economy, Vol. 8 No. 33, December 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3299241

Giovanni Di Lieto (Contact Author)

Monash University, Business School, Department of Business Law and Taxation ( email )

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David Treisman

Monash University, Business School ( email )

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Caulfield East, Victoria 3084
Australia

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