Publications & Documents


  • 17-November-2010

    English

    The Economic Impact of Export Restrictions on Raw Materials

    Export restrictions on raw materials are applied to achieve a number of policy objectives. However, they can have a significant and negative impact on the efficient allocation of resources, international trade, and the competitiveness and development of industries in both exporting and importing countries.  

    By diverting exports to domestic markets, export restrictions raise prices for foreign consumers and importers. At the

  • 12-November-2010

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    Seizing the Benefits of Trade for Employment and Growth

    Open markets, complemented by properly designed employment and social policies, are essential to growth and job creation, says this joint report by the OECD, the International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Bank and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

  • 10-November-2010

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    Potential Market Effects of Selected Policy Options in Emerging Economies to Address Future Commodity Price Surges

    In the event of a surge in the world price of wheat or rice, policies such as additional border measures, consumer subsidies or a release of public stocks would have high costs for taxpayers and negative consequences for international markets, finds this study of ten emerging economies.

  • 29-October-2010

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    Services-led Competitiveness: Peer Learning from Emerging Global Players, 29-30 November 2010

    The meeting served as a forum for senior services experts from emerging economies to discuss newly developed analytical tools and assess their relevance in informing evidence-based policy.

  • 20-October-2010

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    Experts Meeting on Transport Services, November 2010

    Meeting of experts to discuss services for air, maritime, and land transport, as well as the transport and logistics supply chain.

  • 20-October-2010

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    Experts Meeting on Distribution Services, November 2010

    Meeting of experts to discuss services for distribution, both wholesale and retail and in both food and non-food contexts.

  • 8-October-2010

    English

    OECD Recommendations (Common Approaches)

    Recommendations on Common Approaches on Environment and Officially Supported Export Credits

  • 1-October-2010

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    Policy Responses in Emerging Economies to International Agricultural Commodity Price Surges

    Commodity prices surged in 2006-08 in Argentina, Brazil, China, Chile, India, Indonesia, Russia, South Africa, Ukraine and Vietnam. Government policy responses to these price surges were not always successful in minimising the impact on consumers and producers, this report finds.

  • 29-September-2010

    English

    Trade and Innovation: Report on the Chemicals Sector

    The chemicals sector has a long history of innovation and is a large trading item. This paper analyses and compares different trade and innovation linkages in basic industrial chemicals, specialty and fine chemicals and consumer chemicals.

  • 16-September-2010

    English

    China’s Intellectual Property Environment: A Firm-Level Perspective

    Momentum for intellectual property (IP) reform in China is related to economic potential there, involving privatization policies, trade and FDI policies, and the government's role in innovation strategy. This study looks at IP issues facing firms operating in China.

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