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  • 6-June-2012

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    VIDEO: United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk counters the trade sceptics

    The United States has seen trade-led growth across all its sectors, says US Trade Representative Ron Kirk in this OECD video.

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  • 31-May-2012

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    International trade statistics: trends in first quarter 2012

    Merchandise trade grew moderately in most major economies in the first quarter of 2012. Total imports and exports of G7 and BRICS grew by 1.0% and 0.6% respectively.

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  • 31-May-2012

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    Trade cycles (OECD Insights blog post)

    If you want to export, you have to import, explains this OECD Insights blog post on the benefits of open markets. Trade has a positive effect on employment, wages and even working conditions, while protectionism protects no one.

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  • 24-May-2012

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    Towards a More Open Trading System and Jobs Rich Growth - C-MIN(2012)9

    Over the course of the last half century, the global expansion of trade has reshaped the world economy. Trade opening has enabled economies to reap the benefits of specialisation and focus more productively on what they do best, through the sectors where they demonstrate comparative advantage.

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  • 23-May-2012

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    Trade-induced economic growth boosts employment and wages

    Governments that foster open markets and resist protectionism have the best chance of stimulating inclusive economic growth and creating high-value jobs, according to a new study from 10 international organisations presented in Paris.

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  • 23-May-2012

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    Policy Priorities for International Trade and Jobs

    Launched and co-ordinated by the OECD, the International Collaborative Initiative on Trade and Employment (ICITE) is a two-year old joint undertaking of ten international organisations. Under ICITE, a broad research agenda focusing on the interaction between trade and employment has been implemented. This book brings together some of the results of that research. 

    Opening with an overview chapter from the OECD, the book continues with papers covering 1)trade, wages and employment, 2) trade and services, 3) trade and working conditions, and 4) regional trade perspectives.

  • 5-April-2012

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    Open markets and public procurement - OECD Insights blog post

    What incentives do our partners have to open their markets to our businesses when their own businesses have full access to ours? EU commissioners Karel De Gucht and Michel Barnier give the example of the European Union's new public procurement instrument.

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  • 23-March-2012

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    Trade for growth (OECD Insights blog post)

    Boosting trade is one of the surest drivers of sustainable growth, explains Ian Wood, Deputy Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the OECD, in this OECD Insights blog post.

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  • 15-March-2012

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    OECD and WTO to start measuring trade in value-added as production chains globalise

    Companies are increasingly producing goods and services through supply chains spanning different countries.

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  • 2-January-2012

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    Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures for Fossil Fuels

    This publication provides preliminary, quantitative estimates of direct budgetary support and tax expenditures supporting the production or consumption of fossil fuels in selected OECD member countries. The information has been compiled as part of the OECD’s programme of work to develop a better understanding of environmentally harmful subsidies (EHS). It has been undertaken as an exercise in transparency, and to inform the international dialogue on fossil-fuel subsidy reform. It is also intended to inform the ongoing efforts of G20 nations to reform fossil-fuel subsidies.

    For each of the 24 OECD countries covered, the Inventory provides a succinct summary of its energy economy, and of the budgetary and tax-related measures provided at the central-government level (and, in the case of federal countries, for selected sub-national units of government) relating to fossil-fuel production or consumption.

    Many measures listed in this inventory are relative preferences within a particular country’s tax system rather than absolute support that can be readily compared across countries, and for that reason no national totals are provided.

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