Publications & Documents


  • 12-June-2012

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    Agriculture: Improve G20 co-operation to boost sustainable agricultural productivity

    G20 governments should devise and implement a new series of peer reviews within the G20 process to ensure that policies improve agricultural productivity and food security, according to a new report by 12 international organisations.

  • 12-June-2012

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    Environment: Rio+20 must deliver inclusive green growth, says OECD’s Gurria

    Rio+20 faces challenges that the Rio Earth Summit could not have foreseen: a growing gap between the rich and the poor, a global economic crisis, and some 2 billion more people by 2050 relying on the planets natural resources and the environment.

  • 8-June-2012

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    OECD Experts Meetings on Trade in Services

    Experts meetings which provide a forum for services experts to share knowledge and ideas on key reform issues, including driving forces, main impediments, and impacts on trade and other measures of economic performance.

  • 6-June-2012

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    VIDEO: United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk counters the trade sceptics

    The United States has seen trade-led growth across all its sectors, says US Trade Representative Ron Kirk in this OECD video.

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  • 31-May-2012

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    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.

  • 31-May-2012

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    Trade cycles (OECD Insights blog post)

    If you want to export, you have to import, explains this OECD Insights blog post on the benefits of open markets. Trade has a positive effect on employment, wages and even working conditions, while protectionism protects no one.

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  • 24-May-2012

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    Towards a More Open Trading System and Jobs Rich Growth - C-MIN(2012)9

    Over the course of the last half century, the global expansion of trade has reshaped the world economy. Trade opening has enabled economies to reap the benefits of specialisation and focus more productively on what they do best, through the sectors where they demonstrate comparative advantage.

  • 23-May-2012

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    Trade, Growth and Jobs

    Trade, including its more novel facets such as global services outsourcing and production off-shoring, plays a pivotal role in boosting growth and creating high-value high-pay jobs.

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  • 23-May-2012

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    Trade-induced economic growth boosts employment and wages

    Governments that foster open markets and resist protectionism have the best chance of stimulating inclusive economic growth and creating high-value jobs, according to a new study from 10 international organisations presented in Paris.

  • 23-May-2012

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    Policy Priorities for International Trade and Jobs

    Launched and co-ordinated by the OECD, the International Collaborative Initiative on Trade and Employment (ICITE) is a two-year old joint undertaking of ten international organisations. Under ICITE, a broad research agenda focusing on the interaction between trade and employment has been implemented. This book brings together some of the results of that research. 

    Opening with an overview chapter from the OECD, the book

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