The “Hitchhiker’s Guide to Cross-Border Data Flows” is an indispensable companion to all those who are keen to make sense of trade in an infinitely complex and confusing digital era.
G20 international merchandise trade growth remains weak in first quarter 2019
Government support remains a significant source of distortions in global markets, which can undermine the benefits of open trade and erode public trust in the international trading system.
Trade in counterfeit and pirated goods has risen steadily in the last few years – even as overall trade volumes stagnated – and now stands at 3.3% of global trade, according to a new report by the OECD and the EU’s Intellectual Property Office.
Parcels trade is growing fast, supporting business growth and giving more options to consumers. How can policies sustain these benefits, while minimising risks of fraud and illegality ?
With the adoption of the revised Recommendation of the Council on Bribery and Officially Supported Export Credits in 2019, ECG Members and other non-Members that have adhered to the Recommendation are demonstrating their continued commitment to take appropriate measures to deter bribery in the export transactions that they support.
The global trade regulatory framework has been slow to catch up to technological developments, and emerging trade barriers risk curtailing some of the benefits of digitalisation.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has welcomed the announcement of a new, modernised United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
G20 international merchandise trade contracts in second quarter of 2018
Global trade in fake Italian goods such as luxury handbags, watches, foodstuffs and car parts is taking a bite out of Italy’s economy equivalent to around 1-2% of GDP in terms of lost sales, according to a new OECD report.