Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

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

Project Leader: Arpita Mukherjee
Research Team: 

June 2014

Commencement: June 2014
Completion: 
Funded by: DGCI&S

The services sector is the largest contributor to India’s gross domestic product (GDP). The share of services in international trade, foreign investment inflows and employment has
significantly increased over time. However, despite the importance of the services sector to the Indian economy, the country does not have a robust institutional mechanism for collecting information on international trade in services. The non-availability of an accurate database is a major hindrance in framing appropriate policies for promoting services sector exports.

The objective of this study was to (i) suggest a suitable mechanism for regular collection of country-wise, sector-wise and mode-wise services trade data (ii) suggest an appropriate classification to be adopted for data collection based on international norms (iii) examine the methodologies and institutional framework adopted by some developed and developing countries for compilation of services trade data to analyse how these can be adopted in
India, (iv) conduct an online primary survey to check the validity of the data collection procedure and (v) design a business directory for data collection and a framework for online and offline survey data collection and reporting.

The study report has been published and the recommendations are being implemented by the government.

For the Executive Summary of the Project Report see: http://icrier.org/pdf/Exec-Sum-Cover-Trade-in-Services.pdf

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