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Conclusions and recommendations from a major OECD study in response to the financial and economic crisis that started in 2008.
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Trade can contribute on a sustained basis to productivity growth, quality job creation and increased consumer choice.
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Trade in intermediate goods and services brings economic benefits but barriers can produce plant closures and job losses.
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The key tables on trade comprise data on trade in goods and services. These include trade balance, trade with partner countries and regions and balance of payments. Historical data refer to the latest eight time periods.
The OECD, World Trade Organization and the UN’s Conference on Trade and Development have called on the leaders of the G20 countries to resist protectionism or the prospects for economic recovery may be wiped out.
With billions more people to feed, world food production will have to rise by nearly 50 % in the next 20 years. The farming sector will also be faced with diminishing land and water resources and the impact of climate change.
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Quarterly Growth in Merchandise Trade, Q3 2009
The 2009 edition of STAN Indicators is available. It gathers a wide range of annual indicators for 1970-2008, drawn from STAN for Structural Analysis , STAN Bilateral Trade Database (BTD) and STAN A
This paper shows that the most common objectives of aid for trade projects have a strong economic underpinning and sets forth strategies to identify the most binding constraints to trade expansion.