With the global economic crisis, governments are now focused on restoring national economic and employment growth and financial stability which also poses risks for freedom of investment.
In his speech delivered at the 2009 BIAC Business Roundtable, Mr. Gurría underlined that the OECD was working hard to help countries design better and more reliable policies to underpin the credibility of a stronger and more accountable global economy. But he warned that a new economic system can only work if it’s based on a more responsible business culture that can reconcile profit-making with reducing inequalities, fostering
Alors que les volumes d’échanges mondiaux devraient baisser de 13 % par rapport à 2008, l’OCDE exhorte les pays à s’abstenir de prendre des mesures protectionnistes et à maintenir l’ouverture des marchés afin que les économies puissent profiter de la reprise lorsqu’elle se produira.
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This report is an analysis of the Japanese agricultural sector and Japanese agricultural policy, looking at the evolution of Japanese agricultural policy over the last several decades.
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A second update on developments in the field of regional tradeagreements and environment covering the period late 2007 to December 2008. It complements the 2007 publication “Environment and Regional Trade Agreements”, and the first update presented to the JWPTE in December 2007
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This paper provides an in-depth examination of the trade effects of three regional trade agreements (RTAs) in the agricultural sector: the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the Southern Cone Common Market (MERCOSUR).
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The OECD Services Expert meeting dedicated to the ongoing process of the development of a Service Trade Restrictiveness Index (STRI) took place at the OECD headquarters on June 24, 2008.
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It is in every country's interest that the deployment of carbon-change-mitigation technologies (CCMTs) be accomplished at the lowest possible cost to society and that their diffusion be rapid.
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L’agriculture et les ménages agricoles jouent dans l’économie rurale un rôle divers et changeant. Dans la plupart des régions, la part de l’agriculture dans le PIB et l’emploi est faible et décroissant, mais l’agriculture domine l’utilisation des terres.
The combined effect of the global credit crunch, falling international trade and investment flows, lower remittances and the effect of budgetary pressures in donor countries’ aid plans, are reversing the progress we had made in combating global poverty and are pushing more people into hunger, according to the OECD Secretary-General. Important emergency measures need to be taken to ensure that more people have access to food