According to the OECD Secretary-General, the current international food crisis is a global challenge and agricultural commodity prices should remain high and grow more volatile in the next decade.
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Adapting to change is vital for success in the modern global economy, for individuals, companies, industries and regions. New technologies breed new industries, and freer trade leads to new markets as well as global competition. “Structural adjustment” or adaptation to structural change is necessary for economies to reap the benefits of new technologies and emerging market opportunities. But such structural change can create losers as
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The Arrangement on Officially Supported Export Credits has moved from a relatively simple to a more sophisticated market-reflective instrument, worth commemorating, especially in the light of its continuing relevance and dynamism.
OECD Trade Policy Working Paper No. 64. This study describes recent developments in international trade and OECD labour markets and the links between them. It studies OECD labour market impacts of offshoring, trade in tasks and the integration of emerging economies in the world economy.
Documents listed in home page of export credits
Information on the OECD Global Forum on Trade, held in Paris on 25-26 June 2008.
OECD Trade Policy Working Paper No. 60. The report focuses on the complementarities between trade, investment and competition policies and analyses how policy coherence can be promoted in these three important areas that shape incentives for markets to be more competitive.
Statistics Working Paper N. 25 - 2008/3/REV1 - This paper provides new estimates of international trade in services for mode 3 (foreign affiliates' sales in a host country) for four major OECD countries, thanks to the harmonisation of FATS statistics with conventional international trade ones (trade recorded in the balances of payments - modes 1 and 2), using the CEPII's exhaustive CHELEM-BAL database. The results show that sales by
This case study of Ecuador forms part of a project studying experiences in non-member economies and provides lessons learned on how economies can successfully adjust to trade reform.
OECD Trade Policy Working Paper No. 66. This study presents an exploratory analysis of export subsidies in the services field. It draws from a variety of sources in an effort to provide insights into the characteristics and use of these measures.