In a globalised world, where goods cross borders many times as intermediate and as final products, trade facilitation is essential to lowering overall trade costs and increasing economic welfare, in particular for developing and emerging economies. Facilitation efforts undertaken by various countries around the world also show that the benefits of such measures clearly compensate the costs and challenges posed by their implementation.
To properly understand global trade patterns we need high quality, consistent and harmonised statistics on international merchandise trade. Currently available statistics, however, fall short of this standard. In theory the exports of country A to country B should mirror the imports of country B from country A, but in practice this is rarely the case.
The OECD and the WTO have developed a transparent methodology to create a global dataset of coherent bilateral trade in services statistics by main services categories.
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This excel file contains all the historical interest rates used in the Export Credits. These include CIRR since 1983, ASU CIRR since 2007, RESU CIRR since 2009 and NSU CIRR since 2009 - version dated 7 November 2017.
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Minimum interest rates to apply to official financing support for export credits covered by the nuclear power plants Understanding (Annex II of the Arrangement).
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Minimum interest rates to apply to official financing support for export credits covered by the renewable energy, climate change mitigation and adaptation and water projects Sector Understanding (Annex IV of the Arrangement)
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The Commercial Interest Reference Rates valid from 15 December to 14 January 2018 have been published.
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The Commercial Interest Reference Rates for Civil Aircraft valid from 15 December to 14 January 2018.
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ASU historical Margin Benchmark for civil aircraft.
The global economy is now growing at its fastest pace since 2010, with the upturn becoming increasingly synchronised across countries.