Working Papers


2-June-2010

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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-April-2010

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Environment and Regional Trade Agreements: Developments in 2009

This is a third update on developments in the field of regional trade agreements and environment covering the period late 2008 to December 2009. (OECD Trade and Environment Working Paper N° 2010-01)

29-March-2010

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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.

16-March-2010

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Policy Measures Addressing Agri-environmental Issues

OECD countries aim to achieve their environmental objectives in agriculture by using a varying mix of policy instruments. This report looks at developments in these policies since the mid-1990s.

18-January-2010

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Economic Importance of Agriculture for Poverty Reduction

The Millennium Declaration set 2015 as the target date for halving the number of people living in extreme poverty. This paper examines the role of the agricultural sector and looks at 25 developing countries who have posted extraordinary success in reducing extreme poverty.

1-December-2009

English

Quota Allocation in International Fisheries

The paper reviews the international legal framework governing international fisheries, the economic issues underlying allocations, and the current state of play in the allocation regimes in regional fisheries management organisations (RFMOs).

2-November-2009

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

Maritime transport costs have a significant impact on the trade in agricultural goods, representing on average 10% of the imported value of agricultural products. A doubling of shipping costs is linked to an average drop of 42% in agricultural trade, says this paper.

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