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  • 21-May-2009

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    Responding to the global economic crisis – OECD’s role in promoting open markets and job creation

    In his speech delivered at the 2009 BIAC Business Roundtable, Mr. Gurría underlined that the OECD was working hard to help countries design better and more reliable policies to underpin the credibility of a stronger and more accountable global economy. But he warned that a new economic system can only work if it’s based on a more responsible business culture that can reconcile profit-making with reducing inequalities, fostering

  • 15-May-2009

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    Trade impacts of selected regional trade agreements in agriculture

    This paper provides an in-depth examination of the trade effects of three regional trade agreements (RTAs) in the agricultural sector: the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the Southern Cone Common Market (MERCOSUR).

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  • 12-February-2009

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    Overcoming Border Bottlenecks: The Costs and Benefits of Trade Facilitation

    Six studies that examine how border bottlenecks affect trade and investment flows, how these bottlenecks might be reduced, and whether the expense involved is worth it.

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  • 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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  • 8-October-2008

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    Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) spillovers and their interrelationships with trade

    Foreign direct investment (FDI) represents an increasingly important dimension of international economic integration with global FDI flows growing faster than output over the past two decades.

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  • 29-May-2008

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    Press Conference for the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2008-2017, remarks by Angel Gurría

    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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  • 23-May-2008

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    Making Trade Work for Developing Countries

    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

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  • 22-April-2008

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    Trade and Labour Market Adjustments

    OECD Trade Policy Working Paper No. 64. This study describes recent developments in international trade and OECD labour markets and the links between them. It studies OECD labour market impacts of offshoring, trade in tasks and the integration of emerging economies in the world economy.

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  • 27-February-2008

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    The Interaction amongst Trade, Investment and Competition Policies

    OECD Trade Policy Working Paper No. 60. The report focuses on the complementarities between trade, investment and competition policies and analyses how policy coherence can be promoted in these three important areas that shape incentives for markets to be more competitive.

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  • 13-April-2007

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    Modal Estimates of Services Barriers

    OECD Trade Policy Working Paper No. 51. This paper presents improved approaches to measurement of services barriers by using alternative weighting methods and improved econometric specifications.

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