Speeches / Presentations


  • 17-July-2014

    English

    Presentation of the OECD/WTO/WB publication “Global Value Chains: Challenges, Opportunities and Implications for Policy”, with Mr. Andrew Robb, Minister for Trade, Australia

    A good produced in the European Union and exported to the United States may include raw materials from China, Australia, and Malaysia, and it may use services from Japan, Canada, and India. Goods and services are no longer produced in one country and sold to consumers in a second country; production is fragmented around the world and components are traded across borders multiple times.

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  • 7-December-2013

    English

    OECD Secretary-General hails new WTO agreement: a victory for multilateralism

    Mr Gurría said the trade facilitation agreement at the core of the new package would cut red tape and speed border crossings worldwide, offering an important boost to world trade and the global economy. "As OECD work has highlighted, the benefits of lowering costs for traders are significant, and are particularly welcome today, given the slow growth seen in so many countries," Mr Gurría said.

  • 6-September-2013

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    Growth and Trade

    Trade and investment are a key source of growth and an area where the G20 can be credited with important achievements, such as the standstill and the rejection of protectionism. Further trade liberalisation can be a powerful, timely, non-debt stimulus to the world economy, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 8-July-2013

    English

    Launch of Aid for Trade at a Glance 2013

    We have come a long way since 2005, when we launched the Aid for Trade initiative in Hong Kong at the 6th WTO Ministerial Conference. Each successive global review has deepened our analysis and broadened our understanding of the dynamics of aid, trade, development and their interaction. In parallel, more and more partner countries and donors have come on board as the tangible results of our efforts become apparent.

  • 26-June-2013

    English

    The Construction of a New International Economic Order

    To better integrate their economies into Global Value Chains, governments need a fine-tuned understanding of their dynamics and policies, and we have made considerable progress on this front. For example, we have learned that success in international markets depends as much on the capacity to import high-quality inputs as on the capacity to export: intermediate inputs account for over 2/3 of the goods and 70% of the services we trade.

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  • 20-June-2013

    English

    Regional economic communities: integration to compete and pathway to inclusive globalisation

    Globalisation is largely about participation in global value chains. But making the most of globalisation and successfully integrating these value-chains requires that enterprises enhance their competitiveness and raise their productivity, said Angel Gurría

  • 20-June-2013

    English

    Business 20 Summit, Trade panel discussion

    We need to work more on the growing importance of services and accompanying policies to ensure inclusive growth. Efficient services regulations are a key for increasing productivity not just in the services sectors themselves, but also in the manufacturing sectors, said Angel Gurría.

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  • 29-May-2013

    English

    G20 Russian Presidency / OECD - Stocktaking Seminar on Global Value Chains

    It is imperative that governments, and in particular G20 governments, reinforce their commitment to resist protectionism in all forms and engage in further market opening initiatives as an integral part of the structural reform agenda, said A. Gurría.

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  • 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.

  • 16-January-2013

    English

    Launch of the OECD-WTO Database on Trade in Value-Added

    This new Database, including preliminary data for 40 countries, can play an important role in understanding better what is going on in global trade, investment and production patterns, and in helping us to improve our policies, said OECD Secretary-General

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