Publications & Documents


  • 16-April-2013

    English

    The Role of Services for Competitiveness in Manufacturing

    What is the role of services in international merchandise trade, especially as new technology changes the way production is organised? This study analyses the relationship between competitiveness in manufacturing and the quality of key supporting services. Three primary indicators of competitiveness are considered: the degree of product differentiation, unit prices obtained in export markets and the duration of trade.

  • 9-April-2013

    English

    Cross-Border Trade in Electricity and the Development of Renewables-Based Electric Power: Lessons from Europe

    To benefit fully from cross-border trade in electricity, interconnected countries need to establish a non-discriminatory trading regime based on co-operation and co-ordination, says this study of trade in renewables-based electric power in Europe.

  • 8-April-2013

    English

    State-Owned Enterprises: Trade Effects and Policy Implications

    With a growing integration via trade and investment, state-owned enterprises (SOEs) that have traditionally been oriented towards domestic markets increasingly compete with private firms in the global market place. This paper presents a conceptual discussion of how potential SOE advantages can generate cross-border effects.

  • 8-April-2013

    English, PDF, 1,047kb

    Summary Report: OECD International Business Dialogue 2013

    Business representatives and policy makers provided lively debate and valuable insights on barriers to 21st century commerce when they met at this event at OECD headquarters in Paris. Read the main discussion points, online survey results and recommendations.

  • 28-March-2013

    English

    Export Restrictions: Benefits of Transparency and Good Practices

    Transparent trade legislation, policies and practices benefit governments and business alike by reducing uncertainty and transaction costs, simplifying procedures and encouraging investment. This paper studies the information published online by 33 countries on their export restriction policies in the minerals sector, and presents a checklist of best practices for addressing gaps in the availability and accessibility of information.

  • 19-March-2013

    English

    Capturing the benefits of Global Value Chains

    In a highly integrated and interdependent global economy, trade liberalisation is essential to foster competition, innovation and development. The rising importance of Global Value Chains is clear proof of how many countries can benefit from the creation, production and export of a given product, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 7-March-2013

    English

    Mineral Resource Trade in Chile: Contribution to Development and Policy Implications

    Instead of resorting to trade measures such as export restrictions, Chile manages its minerals sector through a combination of balanced taxation, stable investment measures, good management of tax revenue, exchange rate policy and initiatives aimed at producing a multiplier effect of economy-wide development, according to this study.

  • 4-March-2013

    English

    OECD International Business Dialogue 2013: Barriers to 21st Century Commerce - 4-5 March 2013

    What obstacles do companies face in doing business internationally? This event brought together representatives from firms in various sectors and regions to identify and prioritize barriers to international business activity.

  • 4-March-2013

    English

    Trade Facilitation Indicators: The Potential Impact of Trade Facilitation on Developing Countries' Trade

    Drawing on OECD trade facilitation indicators, this paper finds that the combined effect of comprehensive trade facilitation reform would reach almost 14.5% reduction of total trade costs for low income countries, 15.5% for lower middle income countries and 13.2% for upper middle income countries.

  • 28-février-2013

    Français

    Statistiques de l'OCDE sur le commerce international : tendances au quatrième trimestre 2012

    Par rapport au troisième trimestre 2012, les exportations et les importations de marchandises en valeur des pays du G7 et des BRICS ont progressé respectivement de 1,2% et 1,0%.

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