French Firms in Services Trade: a Detailed Comparison with Trade in Goods

Publication Type:

Seminar Presentation

Source:

Workshop Banque de France –CEPII (2009)

Keywords:

commerce extérieur, compétitivité, Europe de l'Ouest, France, industrie, service

Abstract:

• Paradox 1:
– While services represent around 65-70% of advanced economies’ GDP
– Trade in services 5 times lower than in goods

 
• Most common reasons given by policymakers:
– Trading services might be more costly than trading goods
– (personal services)
 
• Policy implication: remove fixed costs type barriers to trading services (ie. GATS, EU Services Directive, etc…)

GIS Gerpisa / gerpisa.org
61 avenue du Président Wilson - 94230 CACHAN
+33(0)1 47 40 59 50

Copyright© Gerpisa
Concéption Tommaso Pardi
Administration Géry Deffontaines

Powered by Drupal, an open source content management system