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  • 6-August-2020

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    Podcast: Keeping trade on track to fight COVID-19

    Trade tensions have been steadily ramping up. Brexit is rife with uncertainty and the COVID-19 pandemic has added new turbulence with lockdowns and radically changing consumer demand. But now is precisely the time when the world needs to come together on trade says Julia Nielson, Deputy Director of the OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate.

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  • 23-July-2020

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    Mapping Approaches to Data and Data Flows: Report for the G20 Digital Economy Task Force

    This OECD report to the G20 Presidency aims to strengthen the foundation for further G20 discussions around data and data flows by filling some existing information gaps and mapping the different issues at stake in this debate.

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  • 9-July-2020

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    Policy brief: Connecting Businesses and Consumers During COVID-19: Trade in Parcels

    Cross-border trade in parcels has played a critical role in helping people and firms deal with issues stemming from physical distancing and confinement measures implemented during COVID-19. This note discusses that role and the policies that can help ensure parcel trade can continue to be leveraged to help promote an inclusive economic recovery from COVID-19.

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  • 7-July-2020

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    Policy brief: Leveraging digital trade to fight the consequences of COVID-19

    This brief explores the role of digital trade in helping to mitigate some of the consequences of COVID-19. It highlights how trade facilitates access to the goods and services that enable the digital transformation, and underscores the importance of digital trade and related policies in supporting economic activity and wellbeing during the crisis, as well as its role in sustaining economic recovery.

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  • 30-June-2020

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  • 3-June-2020

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    Policy brief: COVID-19 and Global Value Chains

    COVID-19 is a global public health crisis with implications for all aspects of life. In this context, governments are pursuing measures to address health and safety that also have implications for international trade and investment. This note addresses questions related to the impact of COVID-19 on global value chains (GVCs), focussing on economic impacts and consequences for the organisation of production networks.

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  • 28-mai-2020

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    Statistiques de l'OCDE sur le commerce international : tendances au premier trimestre 2020

    Covid-19 frappe le commerce international de marchandises du G20 au premier trimestre de 2020 alors que des signes de baisses encore plus marquées émergent au T2

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  • 25-May-2020

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    Policy brief: Trade Finance in Times of Crisis

    Due to the significant impact of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) on the world economy, concerns are growing with respect to the cost and availability of trade finance. In response to these concerns, governments are turning to their export credit agencies (ECAs) to step-in and attempt to fill the financing gaps, as they did in response to the 2008-2009 financial crisis.

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  • 5-May-2020

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    Policy brief: Trade interdependencies in Covid-19 goods

    No single country produces efficiently all the goods it needs to fight COVID-19. Indeed, while the United States and Germany tend to specialise in the production of medical devices, China and Malaysia are most specialised in producing protective garments. This means there is strong interdependence in trade in COVID-19 goods. A country might be a top producer of one COVID-19 good, but an importer of others.

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  • 4-May-2020

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    Policy brief: The face mask global value chain in the COVID-19 outbreak

    This note provides information on the global value chain for the production of surgical masks and N95 respirators in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. It analyses the causes of the current shortage of these key medical supplies needed to prevent the spread of coronavirus, and reviews some short-term and long-term policy options, with a focus on the role of trade and investment policy.

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