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18-June-2010

English

The Availability and Cost of Short-Term Trade Finance and its Impact on Trade

Trade fell significantly in the aftermath of the financial crisis, even more than the large drop in global production levels. This paper examines to what extent short-term trade finance may have impacted trade levels before and after the crisis hit.

29-March-2010

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Export Restrictions on Strategic Raw Materials and Their Impact on Trade

Metals and minerals such as copper, titanium and rare earths are used to produce high-tech and energy-efficient goods such as hybrid vehicles, computers and aircraft. This paper looks at the impacts of export restrictions often put on these raw materials.

2-November-2009

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Clarifying Trade Costs: Maritime Transport and its Effect on Agricultural Trade

Maritime transport costs have a significant impact on the trade in agricultural goods, representing on average 10% of the imported value of agricultural products. A doubling of shipping costs is linked to an average drop of 42% in agricultural trade, says this paper.

20-February-2009

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Informal Cross-Border Trade and Trade Facilitation Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa

This study examines the extent and nature of informal cross-border trade in selected Sub-Saharan African countries and identifies which trade facilitation measures have the potential to encourage traders to switch from informal to formal trade.

12-February-2009

English

Overcoming Border Bottlenecks: The Costs and Benefits of Trade Facilitation

Six studies that examine how border bottlenecks affect trade and investment flows, how these bottlenecks might be reduced, and whether the expense involved is worth it.

21-January-2009

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China's Trade and Growth: Impact on selected OECD countries

This paper analyses China’s trade policy environment following China's entry into the WTO. It examines China's role in international processing activities and the impact of China’s integration into world’s goods and services markets on selected OECD countries using a general equilibrium mode

19-December-2008

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Enhancing Market Openness Through Regulatory Reform in the People's Republic of China

This study analyses the People’s Republic of China’s trade policy environment with a focus on trade-related regulations and their role in supporting China’s market openness.

13-October-2006

English

Examining the trade effect of certain customs and administrative procedures

Recent research at OECD provides new evidence that customs and administrative procedures have substantial effects on trade flows.

30-May-2006

English

Logistics and time as a trade barrier

This paper analyses the relation between time for exports and imports, logistics services and international trade.

28-March-2006

English

Special and differential treatment in the area of trade facilitation

The objective of this study is to offer reflections on how special and differential treatment for trade facilitation may be shaped by the cost implications of measures included in the future agreement.

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