Publications & Documents


  • 27-May-2011

    English

    Trade in Services Related to Climate Change: An Exploratory Analysis

    The deployment of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation technologies depends on international trade in services such as business, telecommunications and construction and related engineering, typically through cross-border Internet trade and temporary movement of personnel.

  • 12-May-2011

    English

    Regional Trade Agreements and the Environment: Monitoring Implementation and Assessing Impacts

    How are environmental provisions incorporated in regional trade agreements (RTAs)? What are the environmental impacts of RTAs? Participants at a recent OECD workshop discussed these issues and shared ideas on co-operation activities, consultation mechanisms and dispute settlement.

  • 11-May-2011

    English

    Regional Trade Agreements and the Environment: Developments in 2010

    This report features recent regional trade agreements with substantive environmental content, focusing on agreements between New Zealand and Hong Kong (China); Chinese Taipei and Nicaragua; and European Union trade agreements with Korea, Montenegro and Serbia.

  • 10-May-2011

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    OECD Trade Committee: Building for the Future

    Globalisation, technology and international development are transforming world trade. The OECD Trade Committee will support trade policy makers in sharing the benefits of open trade through analysis, policy advice and close engagement with emerging economies.

  • 4-May-2011

    English

    Regional Trade Agreements - Treatment of Agriculture

    South-South and Latin American regional trade agreements (RTAs) have progressed most in eliminating agricultural trade tariffs. However, the dairy, meat, sugar and cereal sectors are still often protected by exemptions such as tariff rate quotas (TRQs).

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  • 28-April-2011

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    Meetings of the Working Party on Export Credits and Credit Guarantees

    Summaries of Meetings of the Working Party on Export Credits and Credit Guarantees.

  • 19-April-2011

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    Trade and Innovation: Pharmaceuticals

    Emerging economies are increasingly important in the pharmaceutical sector as markets and as research and development (R&D) participants. Further involvement by these economies in international trade facilitating measures will help trade, innovation and globalisation of R&D.

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  • 15-April-2011

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    The Political Economy of Services in Regional Trade Agreements

    How do services commitments in RTAs influence multilateral negotiations? Through 4 case studies of the RTAs of Chile, Japan, the EU and the US, this paper looks at political economy issues underlying RTAs in general, as well as the specific concessions that countries make on trade in services.

  • 13-April-2011

    English

    Trade for Growth and Poverty Reduction: How Aid for Trade Can Help

    How can trade help developing countries reduce poverty and boost their economy? The Aid for Trade Initiative is explained in a new book that shows how it secures resources and raises awareness of the role of trade in development.

  • 12-April-2011

    English

    The Role of Factor Content in Trade

    Technology, lower transport costs and trade in intermediate inputs and tasks have given countries access to additional labour and capital than what is just available within their borders. Policy makers should focus on these changing dynamics in resource bases.

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