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Rules of Origin for Services
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Rules of Origin for Services

From the Early Days of GATS to the Era of Servicification

9781789908084 Edward Elgar Publishing
Duy Dinh, Senior Trade Officer, ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta, Indonesia
Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78990 808 4 Extent: 200 pp
In an era where services play an increasingly vital role in servicified global value chains, this insightful book provides a comprehensive study of legal aspects of rules of origin for services and their importance in international trade.

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In an era where services play an increasingly vital role in servicified global value chains, this insightful book provides a comprehensive study of legal aspects of rules of origin for services and their importance in international trade.

The author identifies and examines the defects in the current approach to rules of origin for services through an astute analysis of these rules in the General Agreement on Trade in Services and in preferential trade agreements. In addition, by asserting that trade in goods and trade in services cannot be separated, the author provides a comparative analysis of rules of origin in these two fields, offering a better understanding of their boundaries and connections. Paving the way for further development, the author concludes that certain aspects of rules of origin for goods, such as the product-based approach, may be repurposed for services.

Addressing an area of rule making insufficiently explored to date, this book will prove important reading for students and scholars of international trade, economics, and governance. The focus on new patterns of international trade will also benefit trade experts, policy makers and businesses.
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‘The book not only provides insights into rules of origin for services, but also makes a comparative analysis with rules of origin for goods. Considering the crucial role of services in global value chains and emerging trends in international trade and production, understanding rules of origin for services will become important to understand rules of origin for goods.’
– Giorgio Sacerdoti, Emeritus Professor of International and European Law, Bocconi University, Italy and former Member and Chairman of the WTO Appellate Body

‘This thoroughly-researched and forward-looking publication fills in a major research gap and will provide an extremely useful resource for scholars, negotiators and trade practitioners interested in defining rules of origin for services. Considering the growing and central role of services in global value chains, the origin of service providers will undoubtedly become a major focus of attention in the negotiation of international preferential trade agreements and international trade disputes.’
– Darlan Marti, Secretary of the WTO Committee on Rules of Origin
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Contents: Preface 1. Services in global value chains and new patterns in global services trade 2. The concept and aspects of rules of origin for services 3. A critique on the GATS approach to rules of origin for services 4. Rules of origin for goods and services – a comparative analysis 5. The way forward: the prospect of a ‘product-based’ approach Conclusion Bibliography Index

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