Moving People to Deliver Services: How Can the WTO Help?

27 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2016

See all articles by Aaditya Mattoo

Aaditya Mattoo

World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

Sumanta Chaudhuri

World Bank

Richard Self

Nathan Associates

Date Written: March 11, 2004

Abstract

The previous General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) negotiations produced little liberalization of the movement of individual service providers (mode 4), and the potentially large global gains from such movement remain unrealized. In the current negotiations, as part of the Doha Development Agenda, developing countries are seeking greater openness in their area of comparative advantage: The movement of providers unrelated to commercial presence abroad. At the same time, many multinational firms would like easier intra-corporate movement of their personnel. The authors describe how this coincidence of interest could be harnessed to deliver greater openness for skilled service providers.

This paper - a product of Trade, Development Research Group - is part of a larger effort in the group to study the implications of liberalizing trade in services.

Suggested Citation

Mattoo, Aaditya and Chaudhuri, Sumanta and Self, Richard, Moving People to Deliver Services: How Can the WTO Help? (March 11, 2004). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3238. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=610279

Aaditya Mattoo (Contact Author)

World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) ( email )

1818 H Street, N.W.
Room MC 3-327
Washington, DC 20433
United States
202-458-8047 (Phone)
202-676-9810 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://econ.worldbank.org/staff/amattoo

Sumanta Chaudhuri

World Bank

1818 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20433
United States

Richard Self

Nathan Associates

Arlington, VA 22201
United States

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Downloads
179
Abstract Views
1,802
rank
180,484
PlumX Metrics