Trade and Agriculture Directorate

What's New

  • New OECD Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2018

    This report is the 31st in the series of OECD reports that monitor and evaluate agricultural policies across countries, and the 6th report to include all 35 OECD countries, the 6 non-OECD EU Member States and a set of emerging economies: Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, the Russian Federation, South Africa, Ukraine and Viet Nam.

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  • New analysis on Trade Facilitation and the Global Economy

    In a globalised world, where goods cross borders many times as intermediate and as final products, trade facilitation is essential to lowering overall trade costs and increasing economic welfare, in particular for developing and emerging economies.

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  • 2019 Call for application for agriculture research funding

    If you are working on any of the CRP priority areas of research, grouped under the three research themes of "Managing Natural Capital for the Future", "Managing Risks in a Connected World", and "Transformational Technologies and Innovation", we would welcome an application from you.

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Key Topics




Special programmes




Making Trade Work for All

Making Trade Work for All

This note explains the need for an integrated policy approach that cuts across silos, nationally and internationally, so as to make the global system more free, fair and open; to make trade work better for all.


Services Trade and the Global Economy

‌Services Trade Policies and the Global Economy

This publication analyses services trade policies and quantifies their impacts on imports and exports, the performance of manufacturing and services sectors, and how services trade restrictions affect firms engaged in international markets.


Export Restrictions in Raw Materials Trade: Facts, Fallacies and Better Practices

This volume brings together different strands of analysis carried out by OECD since 2009 on the use of export restrictions in the trade of raw materials.

All publications on trade

Agriculture and fisheries

Agricultural Outlook 2017-26 coverOECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook

OECD’s annual statistics and projections for major agricultural commodities. It analyses how global and domestic forces are shaping agricultural markets over the next decade.


Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2017 cover 98 x 138Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation

This annual report is a unique source of up-to-date estimates of support to agriculture and is complemented by individual chapters on agricultural policy developments in all countries covered in the report.


OECD Review of Fisheries 2017 cover 98 x 130‌Review of Fisheries

This publication provides information on developments in policies and activities in the fishing and aquaculture sectors of 35 OECD countries and participating economies, mainly for the period 2015-16.

All publications on food, agriculture and fisheries

Policy and working papers

OECD Trade Policy Papers

This series is designed to make available to a wider readership selected trade policy studies prepared for use within the OECD.




OECD Trade and Environment Papers

Selected studies addressing the policy interface between trade and environment and such issues a liberalizing trade in goods that affect the environment, and trade in environmental goods and services.



OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Papers

Selected studies providing research, analysis and policy recommendations on various food, agriculture and fisheries issues from the OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate.

All OECD policy papers


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OECD Services Trade and the Global Economy

Services industries generate more than two-thirds of world GDP, employ the most workers and create the majority of new jobs globally. Watch this video to learn more about how reforming services trade brings benefits for consumers and strengthens value chains and economic

Discover the Services Trade Restrictiveness Index (STRI)
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Trade in Raw Materials

The OECD's newest video Trade in Raw Materials demonstrates how overly restrictive export policies in the raw materials sector can have adverse effects on economic growth and development. It also highlights the successful experience of countries such as Australia and Chile, illustrating how minerals-rich economies can best capitalise on their resources.

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The Future of Agriculture

A video prepared for the OECD Meeting of Agriculture Ministers 2016, highlighting some of the challenges and opportunities for the global agriculture sector in the future.

Discover our work on agriculture
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Planting better forests for a changing future

Commercial forests are long-term production cycles - it could be 50 to 100 years from the day a sapling is planted until the mature tree is harvested. Since 1967, the OECD forest reproductive material scheme has facilitated trade and helped ensure that the seeds and saplings planted by foresters are the ones they intended to use.

Discover our work on forest codes

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