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Trade in intermediate goods and services brings economic benefits but barriers can produce plant closures and job losses.
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Members have updated their responses to the 2007 Survey on the environment and officially supported export credits - Part 01.
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Members have updated their responses to the 2007 Survey on the environment and officially supported export credits - Part 02.
This is a third update on developments in the field of regional trade agreements and environment covering the period late 2008 to December 2009. (OECD Trade and Environment Working Paper N° 2010-01)
Merchandise trade volumes continued to grow in the fourth quarter of 2009 in the G7 countries, albeit at a slower pace than in the third quarter.
In developing a stronger focus on agricultural biomass crops, governments will have to design support policies so as to avoid compromising the ability of the agricultural sector to provide food and feed in a sustainable manner, this study finds.
The key tables on trade comprise data on trade in goods and services. These include trade balance, trade with partner countries and regions and balance of payments. Historical data refer to the latest eight time periods.
Metals and minerals such as copper, titanium and rare earths are used to produce high-tech and energy-efficient goods such as hybrid vehicles, computers and aircraft. This paper looks at the impacts of export restrictions often put on these raw materials.
Country case studies of China, Japan, Netherlands, South Africa and the United States in measures that may hamper trade in steel scrap, recovered paper and plastic scrap, and if and how they could be removed without compromising environmental protection.