Services Trade Restrictions Database

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The World Bank’s Services Trade Restrictions Database aims to facilitate dialogue about, and analysis of, services trade policies. The database provides comparable information on services trade policy measures for 103 countries, five sectors (telecommunications, finance, transportation, retail and professional services) and key modes of delivery.

Compared to the vast empirical literature on policies affecting trade in goods, the empirical analysis of services trade policy is still in its infancy. One major constraint has been inadequate data on policies affecting services trade. Our limited knowledge of the pattern of services policy contrasts with the importance of services. Today, some 80 percent of GDP in the United States and the European Union originates from services, and the proportion is well over 50 percent in most countries, industrial and developing alike.

Acronym: 
SPRD
Type: 
Time Series
Topics: 
Economic Growth
Trade
Economy Coverage: 
Blend
High Income
IBRD
IDA
Low Income
Lower Middle Income
Upper Middle Income
Languages Supported: 
English
Number of Economies: 
103
Geographical Coverage: 
World
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External Contact Email: 
Access Options:
Query Tool
Temporal Coverage: 
2012 - 2016
Release Date: 
September 20, 2012

Last Updated

Last Updated: 
October 26, 2017
Disclaimer: 
Any data, comments, summaries, findings, interpretations, or conclusions expressed on this website or expressed in documents available from this website are entirely those of the authors. They do not necessarily represent the views of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/World Bank and its affiliated organizations, or those of the Executive Directors of the World Bank or the Governments they represent, or any of the institutions that funded this project. We see this database as providing not a definitive picture of trade policy, but a first approximation which will through feedback from various interested parties evolve into a collectively created public good. Please send comments to the email listed above.

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The World Bank’s Services Trade Restrictions Database aims to facilitate dialogue about, and analysis of, services trade policies. The database provides comparable information on services trade policy measures for 103 countries, five sectors (telecommunications, finance, transportation, retail and professional services) and key modes of delivery.

Compared to the vast empirical literature on policies affecting trade in goods, the empirical analysis of services trade policy is still in its infancy. One major constraint has been inadequate data on policies affecting services trade. Our limited knowledge of the pattern of services policy contrasts with the importance of services. Today, some 80 percent of GDP in the United States and the European Union originates from services, and the proportion is well over 50 percent in most countries, industrial and developing alike.

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Annual
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8a29f13b-479a-46e6-ae04-a62fc9e4e0b8
Temporal Coverage

2012 - 2016

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Acronym: 
SPRD
Type: 
Languages Supported: 
Disclaimer: 
Any data, comments, summaries, findings, interpretations, or conclusions expressed on this website or expressed in documents available from this website are entirely those of the authors. They do not necessarily represent the views of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/World Bank and its affiliated organizations, or those of the Executive Directors of the World Bank or the Governments they represent, or any of the institutions that funded this project. We see this database as providing not a definitive picture of trade policy, but a first approximation which will through feedback from various interested parties evolve into a collectively created public good. Please send comments to the email listed above.
Number of Economies: 
103
Geographical Coverage: 
Data Classification of a Dataset: 
Start Date: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
End Date: 
Friday, December 30, 2016
DEC
Release Date: 
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Last Updated Date: 
Thursday, October 26, 2017
External Contact Email: 
Modified date: 
17464
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