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  • 6-August-2010


    The Use of International Standards in Technical Regulation

    To what extent do governments use international standards in their technical regulations? This paper looks at the electrical household appliance, natural gas equipment and telephony sectors in Canada, Japan, Korea, Mexico, United States and the European Union.

  • 19-July-2010


    Recent Trends in Export Restrictions

    Export restrictions on raw materials, including commodities like metals and minerals, are not always effective in meeting policy objectives and should be subject to greater transparency, says this OECD study of recent trends in these measures.

  • 1-July-2010


    Case Studies of Costs and Benefits of Non-Tariff Measures: Cheese, Shrimp and Flowers

    Cost-benefit analysis can help identify least-cost solutions of non-tariff measures (NTMs) designed to ensure that imported products meet domestic requirements, says this report featuring three case studies from the agri-food sector.

  • 28-June-2010


    Multilateralising Regionalism: The Case of E-Commerce

    This study analyses the extent to which e-commerce provisions in existing regional trade agreements (RTAs) can be multilateralised, and proposes two broad approaches for doing so.

  • 14-June-2010


    OECD Workshop and Policy Dialogue on Technical Barriers to Trade

    Technical standards, regulations and conformity assessment procedures contribute to efficient markets and serve legitimate public policy goals, but can also have an important, and sometimes detrimental influence on market access and export opportunities for businesses.

  • 29-March-2010


    Export Restrictions on Strategic Raw Materials and Their Impact on Trade

    Metals and minerals such as copper, titanium and rare earths are used to produce high-tech and energy-efficient goods such as hybrid vehicles, computers and aircraft. This paper looks at the impacts of export restrictions often put on these raw materials.

  • 21-August-2009

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    Economic Impacts of the Phase-Out in 2005 of Quantitative Restrictions Under The Agreement on Textiles and Clothing

    This paper discusses the economic impacts of the phase-out of the Multi-Fibre Arrangement (MFA), which was provided for under the 1994 Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC).

  • 13-octobre-2006


    Examen des effets de certaines procédures douanières et administratives sur les échanges

    De récents travaux de recherche effectués à l'OCDE apportent de nouveau la preuve que les procédures douanières et administratives ont des incidences substantielles sur les échanges.

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  • 23-novembre-2005


    Au-delà des tarifs: Le rôle des obstacles non tarifaires dans le commerce mondial

    Les auteurs des études regroupées dans ce volume passent en revue les préoccupations exprimées par les exportateurs et les pouvoirs publics en termes d’accès au marché ...

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  • 18-October-2005


    Workshop and Policy Dialogue on Standards and Conformity Assessment:

    The Workshop and Policy Dialogue seek to enhance the dialogue between developing and developed countries on market-access issues related to technical barriers to trade (TBT) and expand the knowledge base that can feed into policy and technical discussions in the WTO and other fora in the field.

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