Services-Related Publications

The publications listed below are part of CSI's efforts to maintain an up-to-date resource library of services-related publications focusing on issues of interest to CSI and its members.  

Click here for the 2018 Summit Newsletter which provides a recap of the Tenth Annual Global Services Summit, "21st Century Rules-Based Trade," which took place in Washington, DC on October 17, 2018.  The Summit provided Administration, Congressional, academic, and private sector views on the challenges of updating trade rules on a global, regional, and bilateral basis to ensure those rules promote the growth of services trade and investment, especially digitally-enabled services. 

Click here for the CSI 2018 Agenda: “Promoting American Competitiveness Through Services and Digitally Enabled Trade.”

Click here for the U.S. International Trade Commission's (USITC) "Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade: 2018 Annual Report" (June 2018), which provides data on U.S. exports and imports of electronic services, particularly audiovisual, computer and data processing, and telecommunications services, as well as sales of these services by foreign affiliates of U.S. firms and purchases from U.S. affiliates of foreign firms. In 2016, the United States exported $93.4 billion in cross-border electronic services and imported $54.3 billion, resulting in a trade surplus of $39.1 billion. In 2015, sales by foreign affiliates of U.S. electronic services firms totaled $270.1 billion, and purchases from U.S. affiliates of foreign electronic services firms totaled $132.7 billion. U.S. electronic services contributed $989.0 billion to U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016, or 6.9 percent of total U.S. private sector GDP. Electronic services employed over 3.7 million full-time equivalent employees in 2016, representing 3.3 percent of U.S. total private-sector employment. Electronic services workers earned an average wage of $106,052 in 2016 (compared to $59,485 in the private sector overall). 

Click here for the 2018 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE) (March 27, 2018), released by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).  The annual report documents foreign trade and investment barriers facing American exports around the world.

Politico Morning Trade reported on key services priorities that CSI is pushing on behalf of its members. CSI President Christine Bliss told the publication, "As the negotiations intensify and potentially move toward closure, we want to ensure that the remaining open issues in these areas are resolved in a positive, commercially meaningful way that builds on and does not undermine existing NAFTA framework, rules and market access in services, investment and procurement."

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On July 31, 2018, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) published the Insight, "Escalating Tariffs: Timeline and Potential Impact." The article can be found on the CRS website.


On July 31, 2018, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) published the Insight, "The WTO: U.S. Participation at Risk?" The article can be found on the CRS website.


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