Working Papers


17-May-2013

English

Multilateralising Regionalism on Government Procurement

The potential multilateralisation of government procurement commitments in regional trade agreements (RTAs) presents many issues and challenges. To what extent do RTAs go beyond the 2012 revised Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA), and how do they differ among trading partners? This report surveys 47 RTAs in force with government procurement provisions where an OECD member is a party.

16-April-2013

English

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.

24-January-2012

English

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

English

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.

15-April-2011

English

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.

9-December-2010

English

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.

21-August-2009

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India’s Trade Integration, Realising the Potential

This study examines economic implications of India’s trade and trade policy reforms during the period from 1990 to 2007. It first describes India’s economic growth and the composition and performance of its trade at the product and broad sector level.

3-April-2009

English, Excel, 596kb

Quantifying Regulatory Barriers to Services Trade

Analysis of how domestic regulation affects trade in services through commercial presence.

13-February-2009

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Assessing barriers to trade in services in the MENA region

Significant regulatory reforms have taken place in the service sectors of Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco over the last decade, but a broad range of restrictions still remain.

6-February-2009

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The Impact of Services Trade Liberalisation on Trade in Non-agricultural Products

Trade in services contributes to a broader services supplier base that supports competitiveness in high-technology and high-value added manufacturing.

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