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Service offshoring and export experience
Giuseppe Berlingieri, Luca Marcolin and Emanuel Ornelas
July 2021
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Tags: offshoring; services; trade in services; global value chains; exporting

Trade in services is important but difficult to measure. This column introduces a new dataset that helps understand the contribution of services to global value chains and their role in the process of exporting goods. Firms with longer experience in exporting goods to a destination tend to source export-related service inputs from there rather than domestically, and do so within the boundaries of the business group rather than at arm's length