WTO and World Bank launch new services trade policy database

A joint initiative between the World Bank and the WTO has led to the release of the Services Trade Policy Database (STPD), which provides information on the services trade policies and regulations applied by 68 jurisdictions in financial services, telecommunications, distribution, transport, and professional services.

At the same time, the group launched the updated Services Trade Restrictions Index (STRI), based on the updated database, which measures and compares the restrictiveness of the different countries’ policies. Allowing for greater insight into the current services trade policy patterns.

The new STPD is available here. The updated STRI is available here.

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