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  • 27-February-2014

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    International trade statistics: trends in fourth quarter 2013

    Merchandise trade continues to pick-up across most major economies in fourth quarter of 2013

  • 25-February-2014

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    The WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement – Potential Impact on Trade Costs [pdf]

    This brand new report from the OECD examines the potential impact of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement concluded in Bali on trade costs.

  • 21-January-2014

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    EU-US trade and investment talks: Why they matter

    Talks to free up more trade and investment between the European Union and the United States got under way early in 2013. A good agreement in 2014 would be a positive thing, and not just for the EU and the US.

  • 9-January-2014

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    New export credit rules will boost railway development and help countries achieve greener growth, OECD says

    New international rules on state financing of rail exports will boost the development of cleaner transportation infrastructure and help countries meet green growth objectives, the OECD said.

  • 7-December-2013

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    OECD Secretary-General hails new WTO agreement: a victory for multilateralism

    Mr Gurría said the trade facilitation agreement at the core of the new package would cut red tape and speed border crossings worldwide, offering an important boost to world trade and the global economy. "As OECD work has highlighted, the benefits of lowering costs for traders are significant, and are particularly welcome today, given the slow growth seen in so many countries," Mr Gurría said.

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  • 29-November-2013

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    WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali: too good a prize to pass up

    As the OECD's latest global economic forecast has confirmed, world trade is now growing at an extremely low rate. This brings into stark focus the need for trade negotiators at the WTO to cut a deal to bring a much-needed boost to world trade and the global economy.

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  • 28-November-2013

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    International trade statistics: trends in third quarter 2013

    Merchandise trade imports and exports in G7 and BRICS economies grew by 1.4% during the third quarter of 2013, offsetting the contractions seen in the previous quarter.

  • 6-September-2013

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    Global Value Chains offer major opportunity for growth and progress in advanced and developing economies, according to OECD-WTO-UNCTAD report to G20

    Global value chains (GVCs) have become a dominant feature of world trade and investment, offering new prospects for growth, development and jobs, according to a new joint report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

  • 29-August-2013

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    International trade statistics: trends in second quarter 2013

    Merchandise trade growth increased in the major economies during the first quarter of 2013. Compared to the fourth quarter of 2012, the value of merchandise imports and exports for the total of G7 and BRICS countries increased by 1.3% and 2.8%, respectively.

  • 8-July-2013

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    OECD and Chinese Ministry of Commerce to host seminar on trade facilitation in Beijing on 12 July 2013

    OECD research shows that multilateral agreement to cut red tape in international trade would dramatically reduce trading costs and add a substantial boost to the global economy.

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