Working Papers

  • 7-April-2011


    Dynamic Gains from Trade: The Role of Intermediate Inputs and Equipment Imports

    Access to international trade in intermediate inputs boosts innovation and productivity for domestic firms, according to this study. However, these dynamic gains from trade depend on complementary policies such as access to finance, access to skilled labour and macroeconomic stability.

  • 2-February-2011


    The Impact of Trade Liberalisation on Jobs and Growth

    A 50% reduction of trade barriers by G20 economies, complemented by active labour and adjustment policies, could generate more jobs, higher real wages and increased exports, according to new OECD analysis. (OECD Trade Policy Working Paper no. 107)

    Related Documents
  • 1-February-2011


    OECD Trade Policy Working Papers

    Consult our series of studies, free to access and download, on issues including trade liberalisation, trade restrictions, trade in services and the Aid for Trade initiative with developing countries.

  • 29-September-2010


    Trade and Innovation: Report on the Chemicals Sector

    The chemicals sector has a long history of innovation and is a large trading item. This paper analyses and compares different trade and innovation linkages in basic industrial chemicals, specialty and fine chemicals and consumer chemicals.

  • 19-July-2010


    Recent Trends in Export Restrictions

    Export restrictions on raw materials, including commodities like metals and minerals, are not always effective in meeting policy objectives and should be subject to greater transparency, says this OECD study of recent trends in these measures.

  • 28-June-2010


    Multilateralising Regionalism: The Case of E-Commerce

    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.

  • 18-June-2010

    English, , 488kb

    International Standards and Trade - A Review of the Empirical Literature

    How do international standards affect international trade? This paper surveys empirical studies investigating this relationship, focusing on econometric studies.

  • 2-June-2010

    English, , 511kb

    Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements and Technical Barriers to Trade: An African Perspective

    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.

  • 29-March-2010


    Export Restrictions on Strategic Raw Materials and Their Impact on Trade

    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.

  • 9-October-2009

    English, , 739kb

    Clarifying Trade Costs: Maritime Transport and its Effect on Agricultural Trade

    Maritime transport costs have a significant impact on the trade in agricultural goods. Maritime transport costs represent a high proportion of the imported value of agricultural products -- 10% on average, which is a similar level of magnitude as agricultural tariffs.

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