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Institutional Mechanisms that Promote Trade in. Services: Suggestions ... of the International Trade Center, http://www.tradeforum.org/JITAP/, accessed 20 March ...
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N°1 | 2015

Briefing Paper Institutional Mechanisms that Promote Trade in Services: Suggestions for LDCs, LICs, and LMICs

Summary

Background

TAF (2015). “Support to Enhance Development of Trade in Services Negotiations.” Inception report, forthcoming 2015, 3. 2 Ecobank (2013). “Trade Services across Africa: Opportunities and Challenges.” Presentation for Regional Meeting on Promoting Services Sector Development and Trade-led Growth in Africa by Sunkanmi Olowo, September 2013. 1

UNCTAD (2014), “Multi-Year Expert Meeting on Trade, Services and Development: The Regulatory and Institutional Dimension.” Presentation prepared by Mina Mashayekhi, April 2014. 3

Case Study Observations CUTS (2015). “LDC Services Waiver: Call for Commitment to 31 July 2015 Deadline.” Action Alert by CUTS International, February 2015. 4

“JITAP,” International Trade Forum Magazine: The Quarterly Magazine of the International Trade Center, http://www.tradeforum.org/JITAP/, accessed 20 March 2015. 6 CUTS (2015). “Case Study 3.2: Following JITAP’s inter-institutional mechanisms for promoting trade in services: CAMEX and Brazil’s preparations for MERCOSUR-EU negotiations.” Case study prepared by CUTS International, 1-4. 5

CUTS, “Case Study 3.2,” 12. Ibid, 15. 9 Ibid, 14 10 Brazil Country Profile, UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org). 11 ILEAP (2015). “Successful Private Sector Mechanisms for Promoting Trade in Services: Case Study on Barbados.” Case study prepared by ILEAP, 2015, 3. 12 ILEAP, “Case Study on Barbados,” 5. 7 8

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Ibid, 8. Reginald Farley, “Caribbean Regional Ministerial Consultation: The State in the Third Millennium,” 15 May 2000, Accessed 20 March 2015, http://unpan1.un.org/intradoc/groups/public/documents/caricad/unpan00860 4.pdf. 15 ILEAP, “Case Study on Barbados,” 9. 16 Ibid, 11. 14

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Ibid, 12. Ibid, 13. 19 Nichodemus Rudaheranwa and Vernetta Barungi Atingi-Ego, “Uganda’s Participation in WTO Negotiations: Institutional Challenges,” The World Trade Organization, https://www.wto.org/english/res_e/booksp_e/casestudies_e/case41_e.htm, accessed 23 March 2015. 20 ILEAP, “Case Study on Barbados,” 14. 18

CUTS (2015). “Case Study: Establishing civil society mechanisms for promoting public interest and consumer welfare through trade in services: An overview of select country scenarios.” Prepared by CUTS International, 2015, 4. 22 CUTS, “Case Study: Establishing civil society mechanisms,” 5-6. 23 Ibid, 8-9. 24 Ibid, 10. 25 Ibid, 11. 21

What Challenges Do These Countries Face?

Limited Inclusivity of Stakeholders

Lack of Effective Institutional Framework

ILEAP, “Case Study on Barbados,” 18-19. CUTS,, “Case Study: Establishing civil society mechanisms,” 11. 30 ILEAP, “Case Study on Barbados,” 10. 31 CUTS, “Case Study: Establishing civil society mechanisms,” 12. 28 29

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Ibid, 12. CUTS, “Case Study: Establishing civil society mechanisms,” 6.

Limited Knowledge and Capabilities of Representatives

Learning from the European Union Mechanism

Establish an Appropriate and Effective Institutional Framework

Recommendations to Better Promote Trade in Services 37

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Ibid, 6-7. CUTS, “Case Study: Establishing civil society mechanisms,” 14. 34 Ibid, 14-15. 35 Ibid, 7. 36 ILEAP, “Case Study on Barbados,” 10. 33

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CUTS, “Case Study 3.2,” 23.

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Increase the Knowledge and Capabilities of All Representatives

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Expand the Inclusivity of Stakeholders

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Ibid, 23. ILEAP, “Case Study on Barbados,” 5. 40 CUTS, “Case Study: Establishing civil society mechanisms,” 3. 41 Ibid, 21. 42 TAF, “Support to Enhance Development of Trade in Services Negotiations,” 16. 43