Taiwanese protesters against a cross-strait service trade agreement have some understanding of the significance of trade in services. Photo: EPA Taiwanese protesters against a cross-strait service trade agreement have some understanding of the significance of trade in services. Photo: EPA
Taiwanese protesters against a cross-strait service trade agreement have some understanding of the significance of trade in services. Photo: EPA

Overlooking services’ key role distorts trade picture

Trade statistics do not report services - and if they did, the numbers would be severely understated - twisting economic perceptions

Taiwanese protesters against a cross-strait service trade agreement have some understanding of the significance of trade in services. Photo: EPA Taiwanese protesters against a cross-strait service trade agreement have some understanding of the significance of trade in services. Photo: EPA
Taiwanese protesters against a cross-strait service trade agreement have some understanding of the significance of trade in services. Photo: EPA
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