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.
Financial market speculation did not cause the price bubble in agricultural futures markets in 2007-08, according to this preliminary study on the impact of index and swap fund participation in these commodity futures markets.
Trade fell significantly in the aftermath of the financial crisis, even more than the large drop in global production levels. This paper examines to what extent short-term trade finance may have impacted trade levels before and after the crisis hit.
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How do international standards affect international trade? This paper surveys empirical studies investigating this relationship, focusing on econometric studies.
OECD held an experts meeting to review the use of indicators for aid-for-trade monitoring and evaluation.
Agricultural commodity data including supply and use balances, domestic and international prices, and key macro-economic variables and population. The database includes historical data back to 1970 and projections to 2019.
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.
Cette note a été préparée en vue de fournir une explication et un résumé des changements qui prendront effet le 1 septembre 2011 et qui concernent les règles des taux de primes appliqués sur les crédits à l'exportation bénéficiant d'un soutient public selon l'Arrangement. (en anglais)
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Using key principles and provisions of the WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) as a yardstick for analysis, this paper examines whether and how eight major regional integration agreements in Sub-Saharan Africa address TBT.
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Conclusions and recommendations from a major OECD study in response to the financial and economic crisis that started in 2008.