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Trade in services - the Danish business authority

In Denmark, services for around forty pct

Trade in services is an important part of the economy in Denmark as well as in the EU and globallyAt the same time represents the production of services, around per cent. of the total employment. The importance of trade in services is increasing and will therefore be even more important for Danish growth and employment in the future.

of trade with foreign countries

Services refer to a number of different services that can be exchanged across borders, e.g. transportation, telecommunications, business, architect and vidensydelser.

See classification of ydelsessektorerne.

Services can be delivered from one country to another across the border, by consumption abroad, by the establishment of commercial presence or through presence of natural persons. The UNITED states, Germany, Britain and Sweden are Denmark's most important samhandelspartere when it comes to services. Seven of the largest trading partners are located within Europe, while the UNITED states is the main partner of the pga. the large remove of services in the field of maritime transport.

Transport is without comparison Denmark's main tjenesteydelseserhverv and constitute almost per cent. In addition, the business services, travel and construction services the most important items for tjenesteeksporten.

As a small open economy, Denmark has a large exchange of goods and services with foreign countries, and we draw the general advantage of open and fair conditions for trade in services. Denmark will work specifically for the multilateral negotiations in the WTO and the EU's bilateral free trade agreements helps to create as open and fair conditions as possible for trade in services. At the same time, however, it is essential that the free trade agreements to respect Denmark's right to regulate in the area of services, from public considerations, and the right to determine the national foreigners and labour market regulation. Services has been a part of trade policy since the WTO negotiations surrounding the ”General Agreement of Trade in Services” (GATS) was signed by all the members of the WTO and did trade in services is an integral part of the WTO agreements. GATS is so far the only set of multilateral rules and commitments on services sectors and entered into force in. The services area was one of the three main areas of the Doha negotiations, which were initiated in. The negotiations have, with the exception of the mini pack, which was adopted at the WTO ministerial conference in Nairobi in december, has effectively been at a standstill since. As a consequence of the very little progress at the multilateral level began in, negotiations on a new international agreement on trade in services (TiSA - the Trade in Services Agreement), in which twenty-three WTO members, which stand for ca. seventy of the world's trade in services pt. participating in the negotiations. As a complement, the EU has also negotiated a number of bilateral free trade and investment agreements in place, while you continue to dealer a number of others, all of which includes measures for the liberalisation of trade with services, including agreements with the bl.

The Mercosur countries, Japan, the UNITED states, cf. the graphic below Point to the countries on the world map below to see the ongoing negotiations.

Detailed status of the free trade agreements and other trade agreements you can find on the Commission's website. The Danish business authority carries out Denmark's interests in the context of the negotiations on international trade in services.