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  • 9-February-2016

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    OECD Insights: Making Trade and Investment Work for People

    Both the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the OECD New Approaches to Economic Challenges explicitly recognise that trade and investment are not goals in themselves, but are a means to an end. That desired end is stronger and more inclusive growth, better jobs for more people, and improved societal well-being.

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  • 1-December-2015

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    Export Credits Sector Understandings (Ships, Nuclear Power Plants, Civil Aircraft, Renewable Energy, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, and Water Projects, Rail Infrastructure, Coal-Fired Electricity Generation Projects)

    The Sector Understandings contain specific disciplines governing the use of export credits in certain sectors. The Sector Understandings are annexed to the Arrangement on officially supported export credits.

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  • 3-October-2015

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    We need global policy coherence in trade and investment to boost growth

    Mounting fears of another slowdown in the global economy call for bolder policy responses. Trade and investment are a case in point. The latest WTO forecasts suggest 2015 will be the fourth year running that global trade volumes grow less than 3%, barely at—or below—the rate of GDP growth. Before

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  • 11-September-2015

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    OECD Trade Facilitation Indicators ASEAN 2015

    OECD Trade Facilitation Indicators for the ASEAN region last updated July 2015.

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  • 7-July-2015

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    International Trade and Investment by State Enterprises

    OECD has recently undertaken an assessment of the extent and nature of Investment by State Enterprises in International Trade.

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  • 4-June-2015

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    Implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement: The Potential Impact on Trade Costs

    Policy brief detailing the findings from the 2015 OECD Trade Facilitation Indicators and the potential impact of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement on trade costs.

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  • 18-May-2015

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    Farmers’ markets: why international trade matters to agriculture

    New OECD Insights blog exploring the relationship between international trade and agriculture.

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  • 18-May-2015

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    How to connect trade, investment and development

    The Netherlands last chaired the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in 1991, a year when advanced economies accounted for nearly two thirds of global GDP and almost two billion people were living in extreme poverty. The world looks very different today. Emerging markets now account for more than half of global GDP and the number of people living in extreme poverty is down to one billion.

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  • 11-May-2015

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    Facilitating trade through regulatory co-operation

    OECD work examining the relationship between trade and regulatory co-operation and the positive impacts that can be derived from better co-operation between countries.

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  • 18-March-2015

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    Introduction to the Southeast Asia Regional Programme

    Introduction document to the OECD Southeast Asia Regional Programme featuring work on Trade in Value-Added, Services, Global Value Chains and their relevance to ASEAN countries.

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