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WTO Stresses Growing Importance of Services in Global Trade

Published: Thu 19 Oct 2017 08:32 AM
Azevêdo Underlines Growing Importance of Services in Global Trade
Speaking at the Global Services Summit in Washington D.C. on 17 October 2017, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo highlighted that trade in services accounts for almost 50 per cent of world trade today. He said that updating rules for trade in services is one of a wide range of issues currently being discussed by WTO members and he looked forward to working with a variety of stakeholders, including the private sector, “to build a stronger trading system — which supports the services industry and continues to promote growth, development, and job creation everywhere”.
Full Speech:
https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/spra_e/spra193_e.htm
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