The OECD provides a forum for exchanging information on Members countries' export credits systems and business activities, and for discussing and co-ordinating national export credits policies relating to good governance issues.
Trade secrets protect valuable undisclosed commercial information. In a new Trade Policy Paper, the OECD provides an overview of the key dimensions of such protection and its stringency in a diverse sample of countries from around the world. Read more…
If successfully concluded, this would be the most significant bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to date, covering approximately 50% of global output, almost 30% of world merchandise trade (including intra-EU trade, but excluding services trade), and 20% of global foreign direct investment.
To help governments improve their border procedures, reduce trade costs and boost trade flows, OECD trade facilitation indicators identify areas for action in 133 countries and enable the potential impact of reforms to be assessed.
Businesses and policymakers are concerned by recent trends in export restrictions on strategic raw materials like rare earths, metals and food commodities. OECD is working to bring more transparency and discipline to the use of these restrictions.