How can restrictions on trade in services be effectively measured across sectors, given data limitations?

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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DIT Areas of research interest 2020 to 2021 GOVUK

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