Implementing the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) could reduce worldwide trade costs by anywhere from 12.5% to 17.5%, according to new OECD analysis, with the greatest benefits accruing in developing countries.
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Policy brief detailing the findings from the 2015 OECD Trade Facilitation Indicators and the potential impact of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement on trade costs.
Today’s seminar provides us with an opportunity to take a deeper dive into the analysis and the policy lessons that are emerging from our collective work on GVCs – especially as relates to the challenges and opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises, and low income countries. Our discussions today will inform a report to G20 Trade Ministers in Istanbul this October.
Many of the recent concerns about food security relate to perceived threats to current levels of food security, such as those due to price shocks or natural disasters. These threats concern the risk of food insecurity. This publication develops a risk-management tool to examine the robustness of policy responses to managing risks and uncertainty across a variety of different threats to food security, and applies the framework to an
May 2015 OECD trade newsletter featuring the latest analysis on developing countries and GVCs as well as localisation barriers to trade.
International trade slows sharply in first quarter of 2015
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All raw data for the OECD's Inventory of Export Restrictions on Raw Materials
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Methodological note for the inventory of export restrictions on raw materials.
Since the return to democracy in 1999, Nigeria has embarked upon an ambitious reform programme towards greater economic openness and liberalisation. As a result, gross domestic product growth picked up consistently, never going below 5% since 2003. Nigeria has become a top recipient of foreign direct investment in Africa, with inflows having surpassed those to South Africa since 2009. The federal government’s Transformation Agenda
New OECD Insights blog exploring the relationship between international trade and agriculture.