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February 20, 2006

Intra-EU differences in regulation-caused administrative burden for companies


This paper provides data that describe the baseline situation of administrative burdens for companies in the EU member states and defines the concept of administrative burden of companies.

February 9, 2006

The trade-induced effects of the Services Directive and the country of origin principle


The proposed Services Directive by the European Commission could increase intra European trade in commercial services by 30 to 60 percent.

December 2, 2005

Liberalisation of the European services market and its impact on Switzerland


This report estimates the quantitative economic implications of a possible decision by the Swiss government to fully adopt the European Commission proposals for a services directive.

October 7, 2005

Regulatory heterogeneity as obstacle for international services trade


International trade in services is hampered by non-tariff barriers that originate from national regulations.

March 1, 2005

De Nederlandse dienstensectoren en de intra-Europese dienstenmarkt


This document is in Dutch, there is no English translation.

November 24, 2004

Intra-EU trade and investment in service sectors, and regulation patterns


This report sketches basic patterns and facts about the EU service market and the structure of regulations that affect the patterns of trade and direct investment in the EU service market.

October 25, 2004

The free movement of services within the EU


Application of EU directive would stimulate services trade and bilateral direct investments.

July 26, 2004

A different approach to WTO negotiations in services


International negotiations on the liberalisation of service trade are concentrated at non-tariff barriers (NTBs).

February 17, 2004

A new WTO round for services: Likely consequences for the Netherlands


Upcoming General Agreement on Trade in Service likely to have but a small impact on the Dutch economy.

April 2, 2002

Growth challenges for the Dutch business services industry; international comparison and policy issues.


This report summarises the findings of a study on the growth factors and growth prospects of the business services (BS) industry.