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Switzerland has become the 58th country to sign the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters during a ceremony at the OECD.
This paper examines the heavily supported Swiss food and agriculture sector. It reviews some of the
key features and trends in the sector and reveals its low relative labour productivity in international comparison.
Data on government support to agriculture in the OECD area (including European Union) and other major economies, measured by indicators including the Producer Support Estimate (PSE) and Consumer Support Estimate.
This report sets out the challenge for freshwater in a changing climate and provides guidance on how to navigate this new “waterscape”. It highlights trends and practices drawn from the OECD Survey of Policies on Water and Climate Change Adaptation covering all 34 member countries and the EC. Each country profiles provide a snapshot of the challenges posed by climate change for freshwater and the emerging policy responses.
There are now 42 signatories to the OECD Declaration on Green Growth. Lithuania has joined Costa Rica, Colombia, Croatia, Latvia, Morocco, Tunisia, as well as OECD members in having adhered to the declaration.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Geneva on 8th July 2013 to present the joint OECD-WTO report “Aid for Trade at a Glance 2013: Connecting to Value Chains” together with Mr. Pascal Lamy, Director-General of the World Trade Organization.
OECD Health Statistics 2013 - Country Notes
Education at a Glance 2013 - Country notes and key fact tables
These country notes present the recent changes in migration policies as well as a table showing the most recent statistics on migration flows and on the results of the immigrants in the labour market.
The tax burden in Switzerland is low in international comparison, largely reflecting the substantial non-tax compulsory contributions towards the health and pension systems which are managed by private institutions. Taxation of personal income and labour earnings is relatively high, whereas the taxation of consumption is low.