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  • 15-January-2013


    Aid for Trade Policy Dialogue 2013

    This OECD Policy Dialogue brought together a wide range of stakeholders - policy makers, practitioners, academics, private sector and civil society - from developing and developed countries. Participants discussed what needs to be done to continue delivering aid for trade results in this changing international environment for trade and development.

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  • 11-December-2012


    Regulatory Transparency in Multilateral Agreements Controlling Exports of Tropical Timber, E-Waste and Conflict Diamonds

    This paper examines how three multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) incorporate transparency into their regulatory regimes: CITES (endangered species, especially tropical timber), the Basel Convention (hazardous e-waste), and the Kimberley Process (conflict diamonds)

  • 29-November-2012


    International trade statistics: trends in third quarter 2012

    Merchandise trade continued to slow in most major economies in the third quarter of 2012 compared to the second quarter of 2012.

  • 7-November-2012


    The Emergence of Global Value Chains: What Do They Mean for Business?

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría delivers remarks at the G20 Trade and Investment Promotion Summit held in Mexico City.

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  • 12-October-2012


    Taking Stock of Measures Restricting the Export of Raw Materials: Analysis of OECD Inventory Data

    Governments appear increasingly inclined to apply border and domestic measures to restrict the export of raw materials. For industrial raw materials, the OECD is constructing an Inventory of measures that have been applied since 2009. The underlying survey covers some 100 countries, some 15 types of measures and most minerals, metals and wood. This paper analyses 2009-2010 data collected so far for the minerals and metals sector.

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  • 3-October-2012


    Illegal Trade in Environmentally Sensitive Goods

    Developing effective policies to reduce illegal trade in environmentally sensitive goods requires a clear understanding of what drives this trade and the circumstances under which it thrives, says this report.

  • 10-September-2012


    Video: "Policy Priorities for International Trade and Jobs" seminar, 13 September 2012

    Watch the Jobs Knowledge Platform webcast of the World Bank-OECD "Policy Priorities for International Trade and Jobs" seminar on the JKPLive Facebook channel.

  • 30-August-2012


    International trade statistics: trends in second quarter 2012

    Merchandise trade slowed in most major economies in the second quarter of 2012, with contractions in all major European economies, India, Russia and South Africa.

  • 2-July-2012


    Trade: Greener export credit rules approved

    OECD countries have agreed new rules to strengthen current environmental and social due diligence processes when providing export credits and to create financially prudent incentives to support business projects with low CO2 emissions. The second agreement also aims to encourage support for advanced climate-friendly technologies such as carbon capture and storage.

  • 31-May-2012


    International trade statistics: trends in first quarter 2012

    Merchandise trade grew moderately in most major economies in the first quarter of 2012. Total imports and exports of G7 and BRICS grew by 1.0% and 0.6% respectively.

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