This book argues that prosperity has rarely, if ever, been achieved or sustained without trade. Trade alone, however, is not enough. Policies targeting employment, education, health and other issues are needed to promote well-being and tackle the challenges of a globalised economy.
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Export Credits Statement - 24 April 2009
In response to the challenges resulting from the global financial crisis, the Participants to the Arrangement on Officially Supported Export Credits and other non-OECD providers have pledged their taken continued support to their exporters and adjusted their export credit programmes.
Thirty-five countries have agreed to co-ordinate export credit support to help boost international trade and investment during the economic crisis. The OECD will host regular meetings to exchange information and monitor progress.
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Analysis of how domestic regulation affects trade in services through commercial presence.
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This paper examines whether the growth in agricultural trade of 69 countries between 1996 and 2006 has taken place at the intensive or the extensive margin.
Information in respect of Category A and Category B projects notified by Members of the Working Party on Export Credits and Credit Guarantees (ECG) for the year 2007, pursuant to the 2003 OECD Recommendation on Common Approaches on Environment and Officially Supported Export Credits.
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The economic crisis is placing severe strains on the global trade and investment system. Although few of the corrective measures currently being proposed are protectionist in intent, history reminds us not to be complacent.
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This document provides an update on developments in the field of regional trade agreements and environment in late 2006 and 2007. It is based on publicly available information and includes an overview of provisions on environment in trade agreements signed since end 2006.
In his speech delivered at the China Development Forum, Mr. Gurría described the OECD strategic response to the crisis. Stronger means making our economies more resilient and able to deliver durable benefits in terms of material well-being. Cleaner is not only in the sense of environmentally sustainable, but also addressing the “darker” side of globalisation, issues like money laundering, corruption and tax evasion that impede us from