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The OECD with the support of the European Commission and the German Marshall Fund of the United States organized a Policy Dialogue on Aid for Trade during 3-4 November 2008 in the OECD Conference Centre. www.oecd.org/trade/aftdialogue2008
Donors should honour their aid for trade pledges to developing countries despite the economic crisis, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría as he opened the OECD Policy Dialogue on Aid for Trade, held in Paris on 3 November 2008.
According to the OECD Secretary-General, the current international food crisis is a global challenge and agricultural commodity prices should remain high and grow more volatile in the next decade.
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Adapting to change is vital for success in the modern global economy, for individuals, companies, industries and regions. New technologies breed new industries, and freer trade leads to new markets as well as global competition. “Structural adjustment” or adaptation to structural change is necessary for economies to reap the benefits of new technologies and emerging market opportunities. But such structural change can create losers as
Information on the OECD Global Forum on Trade, held in Paris on 25-26 June 2008.
This case study of Ecuador forms part of a project studying experiences in non-member economies and provides lessons learned on how economies can successfully adjust to trade reform.
Substantial gains for China and a rather limited impact on OECD economies would result from China’s implementation of WTO commitments or completed liberalisation in the area of tariffs and services, according to this paper.
Recent research at OECD provides new evidence that customs and administrative procedures have substantial effects on trade flows.
Details of the Policy Dialogue between OECD members and non-members on "Aid for Trade: From Policy to Practice" which took place in Doha, Qatar on 6 and 7 November 2006.
The Forum would consider Market access across various development dimensions including global (MFN) liberalisation, North-South trade and South-South trade, trade in services, and regional trade liberalisation (as a complement to multilateral liberalisation).