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  • 16-April-2013


    The Role of Services for Competitiveness in Manufacturing

    What is the role of services in international merchandise trade, especially as new technology changes the way production is organised? This study analyses the relationship between competitiveness in manufacturing and the quality of key supporting services. Three primary indicators of competitiveness are considered: the degree of product differentiation, unit prices obtained in export markets and the duration of trade.

  • 8-June-2012


    OECD Experts Meetings on Trade in Services

    Experts meetings which provide a forum for services experts to share knowledge and ideas on key reform issues, including driving forces, main impediments, and impacts on trade and other measures of economic performance.

  • 9-March-2012

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    Technical Workshop on the Economics of Regulation - Meeting Highlights

    The OECD Technical Workshop on the Economics of Regulation brought together experts to discuss how developments in the economics of regulation could inform the construction of the STRI in network industries and sectors involving two-sided platforms. This report provides the meeting highlights.

  • 24-January-2012


    Trade and Innovation - Synthesis Report

    Innovation is critical to creating new sources of growth, and trade can strengthen innovation in the business sector. Technology diffusion, competition and exports are channels through which trade affects innovation. These channels along with the related policy issues are discussed in this report.

  • 11-August-2011


    Trade in Tasks

    Trade in tasks represents the latest turn in a virtuous cycle of deepening specialisation of labour, expansion of the market and productivity growth. This paper analyses the task content of goods and services and sheds light on structural changes that take place following trade liberalisation.

  • 11-August-2011

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    Experts Meeting on Trade in Audiovisual Services: Highlights of Discussions

    The OECD Experts Meeting on Audiovisual Services took place 19-20 April 2011. The meeting launched the next phase of the STRI Project with expansion of its coverage to the audiovisual sector. This report provides the highlights of discussions during the meeting.

  • 15-April-2011


    The Political Economy of Services in Regional Trade Agreements

    How do services commitments in RTAs influence multilateral negotiations? Through 4 case studies of the RTAs of Chile, Japan, the EU and the US, this paper looks at political economy issues underlying RTAs in general, as well as the specific concessions that countries make on trade in services.

  • 29-March-2011

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    Services Trade Restrictiveness Index (STRI): Opening the Way for Services Trade Liberalisation

    Barriers to trade in services block benefits for firms and consumers, and impede the international exchange of ideas, know-how and technology. The OECD Services Trade Restrictiveness Index (STRI) gives policy makers the means to open up the international services trade.

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  • 2-February-2011


    Experts Meeting on Audiovisual Services, April 2011

    Meeting of experts to discuss audiovisual services in the areas of production, distribution and projection of motion pictures; broadcasting services; and sound recordings.

  • 9-December-2010


    Multilateralising Regionalism: How Preferential are Services Commitments in Regional Trade Agreements?

    This report examines services schedules of commitments in 56 regional trade agreements (RTAs) where an OECD country is a party.

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