Program: Trade

Digital Taxes and Trade in Services

10 June, 2021 14.00-17.00 CET | Online
Trade, Workshops | Tags: Digital Tax, Services Trade
International income tax rules rest on the principles that taxes are paid in the jurisdiction where the company has physical presence, taxes are based on profits, and there are profit allocation rules. These tax rules need to be updated as economic activities go digital – ... continue reading

Trade in Environmental Services: The Quiet Revolution

and | 29 March 2021
Blog, Trade | Tags: Environment, Services Trade, Sustainable Development
A significant number of WTO members have taken steps to revive the discussions on the role that traded environmental goods and services could play in a green recovery. This is encouraging. While technology offers significant opportunities for a green recovery, more needs to be done ... continue reading

Services Trade Governance in the Digital Economy

| 26 March 2021
Policy Briefs, Trade | Tags: Digitalization, Services Trade, Trade Policy
Services are at the frontier of the transformation to a digital economy. R&D as well as information and communication technology drive the transformation and make services more tradable across borders. The General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) governing global services trade was designed in ... continue reading

Trade Implications of Tax Expenditures

, , , , and | 15 September 2020
Fiscal, Policy Briefs, Trade | Tags: Carbon Tax, Digitalization, Illicit Financial Flows, Tax Competition, Tax Expenditures
International trade and taxation are inextricably linked and have been high-priority issues within the Group of Twenty (G20) agenda. However, the interconnections between international trade and tax expenditures—that is, benefits granted through preferential tax treatment—have been overlooked. This brief calls for a better design of ... continue reading

Trade Policy Priorities for Financial Services

21 June 2019 | Geneva, Switzerland | By Invitation
Roundtables, Trade | Tags: Financial Regulation, Services Trade
International financial service providers account for a key part of global services flows and have been a historic catalyst of services trade negotiations. Yet, countries today are reluctant to undertake deeper international commitments in financial services ... continue reading