4 Pilot Studies in Trade in Telecommunications, Logistics, Audiovisual and Professional Services

This study examined the methodologies and institutional framework adopted by some developed and developing countries for collection and compilation of services trade data. It suggested a suitable mechanism for regular collection of country-wise, sector-wise and mode–wise services trade data. A pilot survey was conducted to check the validity of the data collection procedure and to help in the design of a business directory. The study provided a framework for on-line and offline services trade data collection.

Output: The Final Report has been released by Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER); Dr. T. C. A. Anant, Secretary & Chief Statistician of India, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India; Ms. Rita A. Teaotia, Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India and Dr. Naresh Trehan, Chairman & Managing Director, Medanta – The Medicity; and Chairman, Services Export Promotion Council in India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on June 7, 2016


Institutional Framework for Collection of Statistics on Trade in Services: Four Pilot Surveys on Trade in Audiovisual, Logistics, Professional and Telecommunication Services

Author(s): Dr. Arpita Mukherjee, Dr. Tanu Goyal, Mr. Raj Kumar Shahi, Mr. Bhavook Bhardwaj

Book Chapters:

Measuring Services Trade: Major Challenges in India and Way Forward” with Tanu M. Goyal in ‘India’s Trade Patterns and Export Opportunities: Reflection through Trade Indices and Modeling Techniques’ Biswajit Nag and Debashis Chakraborty, Sage Publications, October 2018.


Journal Articles:

Logistics Services in the WTO and Bilateral Agreements: The Case of India, with Ramneet Goswami in ‘The Asian Journal – Journal of Transport and Infrastructure’, Volume 1, Number 1, Asian Institute of Transport Development, January 2016, pgs 20-38.

Institutional Framework for Collection of Data on Trade in Services: Lessons from Global Experiences, with Tanu M. Goyal, Focus WTO Trade in Services, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Volume 16, Number 3, July-September 2014.

Audiovisual Services in India, in “Trade Policy in Asia: Higher Education and Media Services”, World Scientific Studies in International Economics, Vol. 36, June 2014, pgs 335-376.



India Needs a Comprehensive Services Policy, published in The Dollar Business, Volume 3, Issue 11, https://www.thedollarbusiness.com/magazine/flip/november2016, Telangana, November 2016, pgs 49-50.