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  • 16-June-2014

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    Aiming high: the values-driven economic potential of a successful TTIP deal

    Guest post from EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht on the OECD Insights blog discussing the economic potential of a successful TTIP deal.

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  • 6-June-2014

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    New evidence on Africa’s integration into global value chains

    The African economy is undergoing diversification and becoming more integrated into the world economy. But whether the current pace of change is sufficient to achieve lasting structural transformation is another question.In order for GVCs to contribute positively to structural change, policy also needs to adapt.

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  • 19-May-2014

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    African countries need to tap global markets more effectively to strengthen their economies, says new African Economic Outlook

    By participating more effectively in the global production of goods and services, Africa can transform its economy and achieve a development breakthrough, according to the latest African Economic Outlook, released at the African Development Bank Group’s Annual Meetings.

  • 7-May-2014

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    Expanding services trade offers major opportunities for growth and jobs, OECD says

    The OECD’s new Services Trade Restrictiveness Index (STRI), released during the Organisation’s annual Ministerial Council Meeting, provides a unique and comprehensive snapshot of services trade restrictions across 18 sectors in 40 leading economies, representing over 80% of global services trade.

  • 14-April-2014

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    International Business Dialogue 2014: Better Regulation to Enhance Trade

    The objective of the International Business Dialogue 2014 is to collect input from the business community on regulatory impediments to trade and identify areas to improve international regulatory cooperation.

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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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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