Publications & Documents


  • 1-July-2010

    English

    Case Studies of Costs and Benefits of Non-Tariff Measures: Cheese, Shrimp and Flowers

    Cost-benefit analysis can help identify least-cost solutions of non-tariff measures (NTMs) designed to ensure that imported products meet domestic requirements, says this report featuring three case studies from the agri-food sector.

  • 28-June-2010

    English

    Multilateralising Regionalism: The Case of E-Commerce

    This study analyses the extent to which e-commerce provisions in existing regional trade agreements (RTAs) can be multilateralised, and proposes two broad approaches for doing so.

  • 24-June-2010

    English

    The Impact of Index and Swap Funds on Commodity Futures Markets: Preliminary Results

    Financial market speculation did not cause the price bubble in agricultural futures markets in 2007-08, according to this preliminary study on the impact of index and swap fund participation in these commodity futures markets.

  • 18-June-2010

    English

    The Availability and Cost of Short-Term Trade Finance and its Impact on Trade

    Trade fell significantly in the aftermath of the financial crisis, even more than the large drop in global production levels. This paper examines to what extent short-term trade finance may have impacted trade levels before and after the crisis hit.

  • 18-June-2010

    English, , 488kb

    International Standards and Trade - A Review of the Empirical Literature

    How do international standards affect international trade? This paper surveys empirical studies investigating this relationship, focusing on econometric studies.

  • 16-June-2010

    English

    Experts Meeting on Indicators: Measuring Aid-for-Trade Results at the Country Level, 22 October 2010

    OECD held an experts meeting to review the use of indicators for aid-for-trade monitoring and evaluation.

  • 15-June-2010

    English

    OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook Database

    Agricultural commodity data including supply and use balances, domestic and international prices, and key macro-economic variables and population. The database includes historical data back to 1970 and projections to 2019.

  • 14-June-2010

    English

    OECD Workshop and Policy Dialogue on Technical Barriers to Trade

    Technical standards, regulations and conformity assessment procedures contribute to efficient markets and serve legitimate public policy goals, but can also have an important, and sometimes detrimental influence on market access and export opportunities for businesses.

  • 3-June-2010

    English

    Information Note on the Recently Agreed Changes to the Rules on Minimum Premium for Officially Supported Export Credits

    This note has been prepared in order to provide an explanation and summary of the changes that will take effect on 1 September 2011 to the premium-related rules of the Arrangement.

  • 2-June-2010

    English, , 511kb

    Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements and Technical Barriers to Trade: An African Perspective

    Using key principles and provisions of the WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) as a yardstick for analysis, this paper examines whether and how eight major regional integration agreements in Sub-Saharan Africa address TBT.

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