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To help governments improve their border procedures, reduce trade costs and boost trade flows, OECD trade facilitation indicators identify areas for action in 133 countries and enable the potential impact of reforms to be assessed.
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.
This workshope examined how economics working with animal sciences can contribute to a comprehensive and efficient management of livestock disease risks. The proceedings of this workshop are available at the link indicated below.
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First newsletter in a series which aims to make trade policy analysis and data more easily available to trade policy officials
Read the full series of OECD papers on trade policy and on trade and environment, as well as food, agriculture and fisheries available for free download in pdf format.
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OECD News: Agriculture and Fisheries N°2
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Livestock Diseases Policies: Highlights of OECD June 2013 Workshop
Responses to the Survey on Environment and Officially Supported Export Credits.
This report looks at the issue of tax crime in the fisheries sector, including frauds over taxes on profit and earnings, customs duties, VAT and social security, with examples from real cases.
The workshop brought together government, the private sector, IGO's, NGO’s and other experts and practitioners, so as to exchange experience and lessons learned on the key opportunities and challenges associated with biodiversity offset schemes.