This report summarises the current situation in fisheries and aquaculture, observing that in many parts of the world these sectors are at risk and do not reach their full potential. However, the prospects for sustained growth are good if reforms along the lines suggested by the OECD Green Growth Strategy are undertaken. The report emphasises the need for a strong, science-based approach to stock management for resource sustainability, combined with a transparent and reactive policy development cycle to ensure that fisheries deliver maximum possible benefits. The report shows that improved regulation to deal with environmental externalities and space competition is key to unlocking future growth potential of aquaculture.
After several false starts, recovery from the global financial crisis seems to be finally, if tentatively, taking hold. Helped by the fall in oil prices, the outlook has brightened in recent months. While there is still a long distance to travel, the Japanese economy is responding to bold, coordinated policy action. The three arrows of Abenomics are starting to bear fruit.
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Over the past years, Indonesia has implemented a number of trade and investment measures to develop local industries and move its firms up the value chain, but these measures have raised concerns in many of its trading partners.
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Introduction document to the OECD Southeast Asia Regional Programme featuring work on Trade in Value-Added, Services, Global Value Chains and their relevance to ASEAN countries.
The aim of the initiative is to build a closer dialogue on trade issues between ASEAN and OECD members and to identify areas of mutual interest in trade policy.
March 2015 OECD trade newsletter featuring the latest analysis on the impact of services trade restrictions on trade flows across different sectors.
Mixed signals on trade in Q4 2014 as US dollar appreciates against major currencies
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3-page policy note covering the key messages from the OECD Policy Paper on Deep Provision in Regional Trade Agreements - How Multilateral Friendly.
Questionnaires related to trade in services statistics
OECD's comprehensive review of investment policy in Botswana. After an overview of the country, the review examines investment policy, investment promotion and facilitation as well as infrastructure in Botswana.