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  • 11-February-2013


    Blog post: Fossil fuel subsidies - billions up in smoke?

    A new OECD report presents around 550 measures that support fossil-fuel production or use in the OECD’s 34 member countries and also highlights the successes and challenges in bringing about reform, says this OECD Insights blog post.

  • 6-February-2013


    Estimating the Constraints to Agricultural Trade of Developing Countries

    Agricultural trade can be a powerful engine for economic growth, poverty reduction, and development. However, efforts by developing countries to expand their agricultural trade are often hampered by domestic supply-side constraints such as lack of trade-related infrastructure. This report looks at some of the most important of these constraints, and features case studies from Indonesia, Zambia and Mozambique.

  • 16-January-2013


    New OECD-WTO analysis highlights changing face of global trade

    Business competitiveness and export performance are increasingly tied to countries’ integration into global production chains and a willingness to open markets to wider imports, according to preliminary international trade data released today by the OECD and the WTO.

  • 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.

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