What is international best practice to define and measure trade in services? This may include digital trade, e-commerce and cross-border data flows.

Background

Trade in services and digital trade across borders has rapidly grown in recent years, providing key drivers to the UK economy. However, measurement, classification and definitional challenges have come to characterise the nature of available evidence, driving the need for further research in this space.

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This question was published as part of the set of ARIs in this document:

DIT Areas of research interest 2020 to 2021 GOVUK

Related UKRI funded projects


  • Ulster University "NISRA BDR Programme"

    This project will form part of the beta testing of the NISRA de-identified Business Data for Research (BDR) database in advance of the data being made available for wider use by approved researchers within the Administra...

    Funded by: ESRC

    Lead research organisation: University of Ulster

    Why might this be relevant?

    The project focuses on the trading ecosystem of Northern Irish businesses, but does not specifically address international best practices for defining and measuring trade in services.

  • Data and Analytics for Real-time Trade modelling (DART)

    "**Need** - UK government wishes to support SMEs to increase trade. To assess trade and supply chain impacts of policy changes and political/economic events like Brexit, politicians, trade negotiators and businesses...

    Funded by: Innovate UK

    Lead research organisation: Coriolis Technologies Limited

    Why might this be relevant?

    The project aims to develop an Analytics-as-a-Service platform for accurate, near real-time, granular trade data for goods/services, addressing the question's focus on best practices for defining and measuring trade in services.

  • Developing a cloud and browser-based software programme with detailed search capabilities to identify critical international trade opportunities for SMEs

    UK-based SMEs are missing out on vital international trade intelligence which can be used for discovering new import/export opportunities. This is evidenced as 'less than a fifth of the UK's SMEs selling their goods and ...

    Funded by: Innovate UK

    Lead research organisation: East-West International Trade Analytics Ltd

    Why might this be relevant?

    The project develops a software program to analyze international trade and identify critical trade relationships, but does not specifically address best practices for defining and measuring trade in services.