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Open markets, complemented by properly designed employment and social policies, are essential to growth and job creation, says this joint report by the OECD, the International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Bank and the World Trade Organization (WTO).
In the event of a surge in the world price of wheat or rice, policies such as additional border measures, consumer subsidies or a release of public stocks would have high costs for taxpayers and negative consequences for international markets, finds this study of ten emerging economies.
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Booklet for the conference on biosecurity organised by CSIRO in Canberra, November 2009 on the threats and opportunities, and sponsored by the OECD Co-operative Research Programme on Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems (CRP).
The annual OECD Global Forum on Agriculture fosters an informed dialogue between OECD member and non-member economies on agricultural policy issues.
The meeting served as a forum for senior services experts from emerging economies to discuss newly developed analytical tools and assess their relevance in informing evidence-based policy.
Meeting of experts to discuss services for air, maritime, and land transport, as well as the transport and logistics supply chain.
Meeting of experts to discuss services for distribution, both wholesale and retail and in both food and non-food contexts.
OECD’s Global Forum on Trade 2010
Commodity prices surged in 2006-08 in Argentina, Brazil, China, Chile, India, Indonesia, Russia, South Africa, Ukraine and Vietnam. Government policy responses to these price surges were not always successful in minimising the impact on consumers and producers, this report finds.
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Global Forum on Trade 2010 Opening remarks of Raed Safadi