Countries that implement stringent environmental policies do not lose export competitiveness when compared against countries with more moderate regulations, according to a new OECD study that examines trade in manufactured goods between advanced and emerging economies.
Illicit trade has a negative impact on economic stability, social welfare, public health, public safety & our environment. To mitigate this global risk, public and private sector decision makers need a firmer understanding of the magnitude and nature of its impacts on economic activities, and a clearer understanding of the conditions that enable it.
Global trade slowdown continues in Q4 2015
Both the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the OECD New Approaches to Economic Challenges explicitly recognise that trade and investment are not goals in themselves, but are a means to an end. That desired end is stronger and more inclusive growth, better jobs for more people, and improved societal well-being.
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Methodological note to the Inventory of Export Restrictions on Industrial Raw Materials, part of the OECD database on export restrictions on raw materials.
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Methodological note to the Inventory of restrictions on exports of Primary Agricultural Products, part of the OECD database on export restrictions on raw materials.
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The STRI legal services sector note is a two-page summary of the Services Trade Restrictiveness Index results for the sector.
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The STRI engineering services sector note is a two-page summary of the Services Trade Restrictiveness Index results for the sector.
The Official documents of the Arrangement: historical documents and current version.
The services trade restrictiveness country notes allow you to explore restrictiveness for 44 different countries including OECD members and key partners Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, China and South Africa.