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WTO Stresses Growing Importance of Services in Global Trade

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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