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.
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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.
This is a third update on developments in the field of regional trade agreements and environment covering the period late 2008 to December 2009. (OECD Trade and Environment Working Paper N° 2010-01)
Metals and minerals such as copper, titanium and rare earths are used to produce high-tech and energy-efficient goods such as hybrid vehicles, computers and aircraft. This paper looks at the impacts of export restrictions often put on these raw materials.
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La déclaration du Millénaire fixe 2015 comme date cible pour réduire de moitié le nombre de personnes vivant dans une extrême pauvreté. Ce document examine le rôle du secteur agricole et les caractéristiques communes à 25 pays ayant remarquablement réussi à lutter contre l’extrême pauvreté.
This paper shows that the most common objectives of aid for trade projects have a strong economic underpinning and sets forth strategies to identify the most binding constraints to trade expansion.
A higher share of imported inputs leads to productivity gains in domestic industries and reduces inefficiencies in the use of technology, according to this study of international trade in intermediate goods and services.