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  • 5-March-2009


    Open markets in a time of crisis

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has warned of a “crisis of globalisation” if governments succumb to protectionist pressures. Speaking to the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, he said emergency stimulus measures taken by governments during the crisis needed to be carefully conceived and monitored to preserve the long-term strength of the economy.

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  • 19-January-2009


    Overcoming Border Bottlenecks - The Costs and Benefits of Trade Facilitation

    International trade has grown rapidly in recent years, thanks in part to the progressive reduction of tariffs and quotas through successive rounds of multilateral trade liberalisation. However, this progress brings to light one of the remaining weak links of international trade, which prevents countries from drawing full benefits from the advantages of open global markets: border bottlenecks generated by inefficient, outdated and

  • 12-November-2008


    OECD preparing two-pillar action plan in response to crisis, says Gurría

    OECD is preparing a two-pillar action plan for governments, as part of a global response to the world financial crisis, calling for tighter regulation and oversight of financial markets and improved national policies to promote economic growth.

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  • 3-November-2008


    Aid for Trade: Making an impact

    Donors should honour their aid for trade pledges to developing countries despite the economic crisis, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría as he opened the OECD Policy Dialogue on Aid for Trade, held in Paris on 3 November 2008.

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  • 15-August-2008

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    Joint Statement by the South African Minister of Finance, Trevor A. Manuel, and the OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, regarding Enhanced Engagement between South Africa and the OECD

    The world is rapidly transforming and a number of dynamic emerging economies,including South Africa, have become major players and trading partners with the members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD). In this context, the OECD Members have recognised the need for theOrganisation to become more open and relevant in order to realise its strategicgoal of becoming an important hub for dialogue on globally

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  • 29-May-2008


    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.

  • 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

  • 28-January-2008


    OECD countries agree sustainable lending principles for official export credits

    OECD Member Countries have agreed to adopt a set of principles and guidelines designed to ensure that loans supported by their Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) are in line with sustainable development objectives.

  • 11-October-2007


    2007 Sector Understanding on Export Credits for Ships

    This Sector Understanding on Export Credits for Ships which came into force on 8 October 2007; it replaces the previous version of that Understanding, in force since 2002.

  • 29-August-2007


    Official Export Credit Support to Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) and Countries that are only eligible for International Development Association Funds (Ida-Only Countries): Statement of Principles (2007)

    Members of the OECD Working Party on Export Credits and Credit Guarantees (ECG) recognise the importance of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries (DSF).

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