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Trade in Services in the Asia-Pacific Region$
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Takatoshi Ito and Anne O. Krueger

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780226386775

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226386782.001.0001

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Korea's Telecom Services Reform Through Trade Negotiations

Korea's Telecom Services Reform Through Trade Negotiations

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Trade in Services in the Asia-Pacific Region

Nae-Chan Lee

Han-Young Lie

University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines the implications and lessons of regulatory reform and trade liberalization in the telecommunications services sector in Korea. It discusses the history of the deregulation process and explains how Korea has transformed the market since 1990 by taking advantage of the opportunities given by trade negotiations. This chapter also explores the impact of the most recent regulatory reforms made in conjunction with World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations on basic telecommunications on market performance with respect to contestability and competition.

Keywords:   trade liberalization, regulatory reform, telecommunications services sector, Korea, deregulation process, trade negotiations, WTO, competition

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