Both the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the OECD New Approaches to Economic Challenges explicitly recognise that trade and investment are not goals in themselves, but are a means to an end. That desired end is stronger and more inclusive growth, better jobs for more people, and improved societal well-being.
Mounting fears of another slowdown in the global economy call for bolder policy responses. Trade and investment are a case in point. The latest WTO forecasts suggest 2015 will be the fourth year running that global trade volumes grow less than 3%, barely at—or below—the rate of GDP growth. Before
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OECD Trade Facilitation Indicators for the ASEAN region last updated July 2015.
La dernière fois que les Pays-Bas ont présidé la réunion du Conseil de l’OCDE au niveau des Ministres, en 1991, les économies avancées représentaient presque les deux tiers du PIB mondial et près de deux milliards d’individus vivaient dans l’extrême pauvreté. Le monde a bien changé depuis.
OECD has recently undertaken an assessment of the extent and nature of Investment by State Enterprises in International Trade.
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Policy brief detailing the findings from the 2015 OECD Trade Facilitation Indicators and the potential impact of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement on trade costs.
New OECD Insights blog exploring the relationship between international trade and agriculture.
OECD work examining the relationship between trade and regulatory co-operation and the positive impacts that can be derived from better co-operation between countries.
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Introduction document to the OECD Southeast Asia Regional Programme featuring work on Trade in Value-Added, Services, Global Value Chains and their relevance to ASEAN countries.
The aim of the initiative is to build a closer dialogue on trade issues between ASEAN and OECD members and to identify areas of mutual interest in trade policy.