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Total imports of G7 and BRICS countries shrank by 0.2%, following the 0.7% fall recorded in the previous quarter.
An overview of OECD activities with Indonesia in analysing trade issues such as policy, services trade, export restrictions, aid for trade, and export credits.
An overview of OECD work with Brazil in trade issues such as export credits, trade policy, trade liberalisation and the relationship between trade and employment.
An overview of OECD work on India’s trade and regulatory policies, trade relations, trade performance trends, and barriers to trade and productivity, as well as policy recommendations to help India realise its significant trade potential.
As China continues to dominate discussions of trade and with global economic integration an important factor in the ongoing economic recovery, OECD remains highly engaged with China in developing and implementing its trade policy agenda.
Total imports of G7 and BRICS countries contracted by 1% in the third quarter, compared to 4.2% growth in the previous quarter.
Trade is essential to global economic recovery, says Professor Jagdish Bhagwati in this interview with OECD. He also challenges the fear that trade 'takes' jobs from developed countries, pointing out that firms from developing countries are now creating jobs in richer economies.
Societies can benefit more from open trade, if this openness is accompanied by labour market and employment, said OECD Secretary-General at the Global Forum on Trade.
OECD papers on trade and environment, free to access and download, on how trade affects the environment and how environmental concerns affect trade, covering a wide range of issues and countries.
"At the end of the day, this is what the G20 is about: its “raison d’être” is to show leadership and equip the global economy with an efficient framework for policy coordination. And trade in raw materials and in food commodities should be no exception to this.", said M. Gurría.