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.
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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.
Regional trade agreements (RTAs) cover more than half of international trade and operate alongside global multilateral agreements under the World Trade Organization (WTO). OECD work on RTAs covers a broad range of topics ranging from agriculture to environment and services.
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.