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  • 31-October-2014

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    OECD Trade Facilitation Indicators: An overview of available tools

    To help governments improve their border procedures, reduce trade costs, boost trade flows and reap greater benefits from international trade, OECD has developed a set of trade facilitation indicators.

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  • 25-February-2014

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    The WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement – Potential Impact on Trade Costs [pdf]

    This brand new report from the OECD examines the potential impact of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement concluded in Bali on trade costs.

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  • 3-December-2013

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    Trade facilitation indicators

    OECD trade facilitation indicators identify areas for action in 133 countries and enable the potential impact of reforms to be assessed.

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  • 29-November-2013

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    WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali: too good a prize to pass up

    As the OECD's latest global economic forecast has confirmed, world trade is now growing at an extremely low rate. This brings into stark focus the need for trade negotiators at the WTO to cut a deal to bring a much-needed boost to world trade and the global economy.

  • 17-June-2013

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    Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): Why does it matter?

    The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States and the European Union, if successfully concluded, would be the most significant bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to date, covering approximately 50% of global output, almost 30% of world merchandise trade (including intra-EU trade, but excluding services trade) and 20% of global foreign direct investment.

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  • 26-April-2013

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    A recipe for trust

    Have the policy errors that contributed to the global economic crisis been rectified? Sharan Burrow shares her vision for building trust and restoring confidence in the countries still suffering from the crisis.

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  • 8-August-2012

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    The economic impact of regulatory policy

    This study provides a critical literature review of the theory and quantitative evidence of the impact of regulatory policy. It surveys the literature on existing attempts at measuring the contribution of regulatory policy to improved performance.

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  • 8-August-2012

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    Evaluating regulatory management tools and programmes

    This paper examines country practices for measuring the performance of regulatory policy, and develops options for a set of indicators that OECD countries can use for their regulatory policy evaluation. It appraises a large number of regulatory indicators by using a set of criteria, suggesting how and when they should be adopted, and for which purpose.

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  • 8-August-2012

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    Evaluating the impact of regulation and regulatory policy

    This paper develops a framework for systematically evaluating the performance of regulations and regulatory policies. It discusses the complexity of attributing changes in economic or welfare outcomes to changes in regulation and regulatory policy and shows the categories of measures for evaluating regulatory policies.

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  • 28-February-2011

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    Trade in Raw Materials: Breaking Free from Export Restrictions

    Businesses and policymakers are concerned by recent trends in export restrictions on strategic raw materials like rare earths, metals and food commodities. OECD is working to bring more transparency and discipline to the use of these restrictions.