This report analyses nearly half a million customs seizures around the world over 2011-2013 to produce the most rigorous estimate to date of the scale of counterfeit trade.
VIDEO: OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría believes that “any trade policy that doesn’t improve the well-being of people is not worth it.” Mr Gurría was recently awarded the Bill Frenzel “Champion of Free Trade” Award by The Economic Club of Minnesota
This publication argues that while there are good reasons for some people to be angry, trade is not the root of many problems, nor can it solve them on its own. The paper proposes ways in which the whole system can work better for more people.
The OECD provides a forum for exchanging information on Members countries' export credits systems and business activities, and for discussing and co-ordinating national export credits policies relating to good governance issues.
To help governments improve their border procedures, reduce trade costs, boost trade flows and reap greater benefits from international trade, OECD’s updated trade facilitation indicators identify areas for action and enable the potential impact of reforms to be assessed.
Businesses and policymakers are concerned by recent trends in export restrictions on strategic raw materials like rare earths, metals and food commodities. OECD is working to bring more transparency and discipline to the use of these restrictions.