These guidelines published within the framework of the Scheme for the Application of International Standards for Fruit and Vegetables established by OECD in 1962. They include explanatory notes and illustrations to facilitate the uniform interpretation of the Shallots Standard. This book illustrates the standard text and demonstrates the quality parameters on high quality photographs. It therefore is a valuable tool for the inspection authorities, professional bodies and traders interested in international trade in Shallots.
The Global Forum on Agriculture 2014 will be held in Paris, France on 2 December 2014.
September 2014 agriculture newsletter from the Trade and Agriculture Directorate (OECD) featuring the latest work on trade in raw materials, antimicrobial use, and green growth indicators.
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Flyer highlighting some of the key contemporary questions on trade, growth, and jobs and providing answers based on OECD research in the field.
Blog post on the OECD Insights blog discussing the conclusions from the new book on Export Restrictions in Raw Materials Trade: Facts, Fallacies and Better Practices.
The OECD hosted a successful Seminar on Trade Facilitating Effects of International Regulatory Cooperation in Food and Agriculture on 21 November 2014 in Paris.
OECD-ASEAN Regional Conference on Policies for Food Security taking place in Indonesia on the 11-12 of November 2014.
This one-day Conference on Trade in Raw Materials will be held in the OECD Conference Centre in Paris on Monday November 3rd, 2014.
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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.
Businesses and policy makers are concerned by recent trends in export restrictions on strategic raw materials like rare earths, metals and food commodities. Through data and analysis, OECD is working to bring more transparency and discipline to the use of these restrictions.