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  • 19-January-2009

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    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from drawing full benefits from the advantages of open global markets: border bottlenecks generated by inefficient, outdated and complex trade procedures and formalities. This book brings together six studies that examine to what extent and in which ways the costs of inefficient border processes influence trade and investment flows, how institutional and political factors affect the design and implementation of efficiency-enhancing measures, whether the expected benefits of these measures enough to justify the expenses of putting them in place, and whether the expenses involved are within the reach of developing and least developed countries, especially in light of other development priorities.
  • 12-November-2008

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    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.

  • 3-November-2008

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    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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  • 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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  • 28-January-2008

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    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.

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  • 11-October-2007

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    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.

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  • 29-August-2007

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    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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  • 30-July-2007

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    Brazil joins OECD countries in landmark pact on civil aircraft export credits

    The world’s major civil aircraft exporting countries, including OECD countries and Brazil, announced a landmark agreement limiting government support for export deals

  • 30-July-2007

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    Aircraft Sector Understanding on Export Credits for Civil Aircraft - Remarks made by Angel Gurría during the Signing Ceremony in Brazil

    The OECD Secretary-General hailed the accord as a breakthrough in international trade diplomacy in a highly competitive sector. He predicted that "the agreement will focus competition for sales of civil aircraft on price and quality instead of on levels of government support”. Brazil is the first non-OECD country to join OECD countries in a trade pact relating to export credits.

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