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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.
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The most effective way to make trade work for development and poverty reduction is for countries to agree on much improved market access under the Doha round of talks at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Ambitious trade liberalisation can generate more gains for developing countries than any other area of international economic co-operation or development assistance.These arguments are a familiar theme of the Doha discussion. But
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).
More open markets have brought economic benefits to a broad range of countries over the years, including many in the developing world. How can the Doha Development Agenda talks on further opening up markets in agriculture, industrial and consumer goods, and services be made to live up to their name? Who stands to gain from more open markets and less government support in agriculture? How can developing countries make the most of new