WTO (Negotiations, Regular Work, Leadership)

Identifying Good Practices in LDC/LIC Services Trade Statistics Collection

This paper examines good practice in services trade data collection and compilation in “better performing” LDCs/LICs and suggests a toolkit that can be followed in the remaining LDCs/LICs to improve data availability.

This study is published as part of the “Support to Enhance Development of Trade in Services Negotiations” initiative jointly undertaken by ILEAP, CUTS International Geneva and the University of Sussex’s CARIS. It aims to contribute to the increased and more effective participation of Least Developed, Low and Lower-Middle Income Countries and their Regional Economic Communities in multilateral, regional and bilateral services trade negotiations.

The initiative promotes understanding among policy makers, regulators and negotiators about their services sectors and the role that trade negotiations can play in pursuing their strategic interests therein.