Building Competitiveness in Trade in Services


This course introduces participants to the different aspects of competitiveness in trade in services, with the aim of identifying specific actions to enhance it. 

The course lectures cover the importance of trade in services for a country's economy from a developmental perspective, the framework for assessing competitiveness in trade in services, and finally the role which Trade and Investment Support Institutions (TISIs) can play in supporting small and medium service enterprises through policy advocacy, sector development and capacity building. Particular focus is placed on value chains, as well as on the role of digital technology for trade in services.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

Grasp how trade in services takes place and argue for its importance;
Identify the elements crucial to the competitiveness of trade in services; and
Identify actions that can be taken by TISIs to enhance the competitiveness of service exports.


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Participants who meet the course requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion issued in electronic format.


Lecture 1
The Importance of International Trade in Services (L260)
Lecture 2
The Competitive Environment for Trade in Services (L261)
Lecture 3
The role of TISIs - Policy Advocacy and Promoting Trade in Services (L262)
Case Study Exercise (C066)
Certificate of achievement
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Course Language
English ‎(en)‎
Next start date
7, October 2024
Time required
4 hours over 2 weeks
Course fee
Free of charge
Course access
Open for enrolments
Tutor Information

Fabiana Fong

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