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Policy Papers on Services and Foreign Direct Investment, with links

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It is important to make available some of the better articles on trade and foreign direct investment policy in Russian. This section of the website posts other important articles that are available in Russian and provides links to some relevant websites on this subject.

One area of focus is services sector reform since it is one of the most problematical areas in Russian WTO accession discussions.  Commitments to foreign investors in several business services sectors can be considerably improved.  Significant barriers to foreign direct investment remain in some key business services sectors. The barriers limit the inflow of needed capital and more importantly, limit the access of Russian businesses that use these services to a variety of technologies, quality of service and competition in business service markets.

This section of the website presents various papers related to foreign direct investment in the Russian services sectors. This includes surveys on the regulatory environment in Russia; papers that assess the impact of barriers to foreign direct investment; an assessment of the impact of reform in the Russian telecommunications sector; and a paper that analyzed the world-wide experience of countries that liberalized their telecommunications sectors.

Klimenko, Mikhail M. and Peter Cowhey (2001) "The WTO Agreement and Telecommunications Policy Reform"

Estimates of Barriers to Foreign Direct Investment in Russian Services Sectors - Available at http://www.worldbank.org/trade/russia-wto

Kimura, Fukunari, Mitsuyo Ando and Takamune Fujii (2004a), "Estimating the Ad Valorem Equivalent of Barriers to Foreign Direct Investment in the Telecommunications Services Sectors in Russia" (pdf - 145k)

Kimura, Fukunari, Mitsuyo Ando and Takamune Fujii (2004b), "Estimating the Ad Valorem Equivalent of Barriers to Foreign Direct Investment in the Maritime and Air Transportation Services Sectors in Russia" (pdf - 130k)

Kimura, Fukunari, Mitsuyo Ando and Takamune Fujii (2004c), "Estimating the Ad Valorem Equivalent of Barriers to Foreign Direct Investment in Financial Services Sectors in Russia" (pdf - 218k)

Services Questionnaire Survey



Last updated on Jan 23, 2007




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