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Brazil's Emergence as the Regional Export Leader in Services

A Case of Specialization in Business Services

  • Author: UN, ECLAC
  • Publication date: February 2010
  • Page count: 48
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 09.II.G.102

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Brazil has been the most dynamic exporter of services of Latin America and the Caribbean in the 1990s and 2000s. Brazil's rising share in global services trade reflects mostly its increase in the world trade of other services, which include all services except transport and tourism. This study’s purpose is to analyze in more detail Brazil’s dynamic trade performance in “other services”, which play a major role in world trade. The publication has four sections. The first section presents a descriptive analysis of Brazil’s performance in global trade of “other services”. The second section discusses how the expansion of other services was shaped by the internationalization of integrated support services in and the expansion of sectors with a competitive advantage. The following section describes export promotion policies of services, and the final section presents conclusions.