News Release

  • 23-April-2013


    OECD trade briefing on 3 May 2013 in Geneva

    Inefficient, outdated and complex trade procedures and formalities prevent businesses from taking full advantage of open global markets.

  • 28-February-2013


    International trade statistics: trends in fourth quarter 2012

    Compared to the third quarter, the value of merchandise exports and imports for the G7 and BRICS countries increased by 1.2% and 1.0%, respectively.

  • 23-January-2013


    The Global Forum on Tax Transparency welcomes Romania as new member

    Romania has joined the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes. As the 118th member of the Global Forum, it will participate in the peer review process which encourages all countries to adopt effective exchange of information in tax matters.

  • 16-January-2013


    New OECD-WTO analysis highlights changing face of global trade

    Business competitiveness and export performance are increasingly tied to countries’ integration into global production chains and a willingness to open markets to wider imports, according to preliminary international trade data released today by the OECD and the WTO.

  • 29-November-2012


    International trade statistics: trends in third quarter 2012

    Merchandise trade continued to slow in most major economies in the third quarter of 2012 compared to the second quarter of 2012.

  • 30-August-2012


    International trade statistics: trends in second quarter 2012

    Merchandise trade slowed in most major economies in the second quarter of 2012, with contractions in all major European economies, India, Russia and South Africa.

  • 2-July-2012


    Trade: Greener export credit rules approved

    OECD countries have agreed new rules to strengthen current environmental and social due diligence processes when providing export credits and to create financially prudent incentives to support business projects with low CO2 emissions. The second agreement also aims to encourage support for advanced climate-friendly technologies such as carbon capture and storage.

  • 12-June-2012


    Agriculture: Improve G20 co-operation to boost sustainable agricultural productivity

    G20 governments should devise and implement a new series of peer reviews within the G20 process to ensure that policies improve agricultural productivity and food security, according to a new report by 12 international organisations.

  • 12-June-2012


    Environment: Rio+20 must deliver inclusive green growth, says OECD’s Gurria

    Rio+20 faces challenges that the Rio Earth Summit could not have foreseen: a growing gap between the rich and the poor, a global economic crisis, and some 2 billion more people by 2050 relying on the planets natural resources and the environment.

  • 31-May-2012


    International trade statistics: trends in first quarter 2012

    Merchandise trade grew moderately in most major economies in the first quarter of 2012. Total imports and exports of G7 and BRICS grew by 1.0% and 0.6% respectively.

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