Reports


  • 19-January-2009

    English

    Overcoming Border Bottlenecks - The Costs and Benefits of Trade Facilitation

    International trade has grown rapidly in recent years, thanks in part to the progressive reduction of tariffs and quotas through successive rounds of multilateral trade liberalisation. However, this progress brings to light one of the remaining weak links of international trade, which prevents countries from drawing full benefits from the advantages of open global markets: border bottlenecks generated by inefficient, outdated and complex trade procedures and formalities. This book brings together six studies that examine to what extent and in which ways the costs of inefficient border processes influence trade and investment flows, how institutional and political factors affect the design and implementation of efficiency-enhancing measures, whether the expected benefits of these measures enough to justify the expenses of putting them in place, and whether the expenses involved are within the reach of developing and least developed countries, especially in light of other development priorities.
  • 18-December-2008

    English

    Enhancing Market Openness through Regulatory Reform in the People's Republic of China

    Transparency is critical to the development of a healthy business environment by reducing regulatory impediments, finds this study of China’s trade policy environment. The study focuses on trade-related regulations and their role in supporting China’s market openness.

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  • 22-August-2008

    English

    Biofuel Support Policies: An Economic Assessment

    High levels of policy support for biofuel contributes little to reduced greenhouse-gas emissions and other policy objectives, while it adds to a range of factors that raise international prices for food commodities.

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  • 13-May-2008

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    The Export Credits Arrangement: 1978 - 2008: Achievements and Challenges-Continued!

    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.

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  • 31-January-2008

    English

    Ecuador - Facilitating Trade and Structural Adjustment: Experiences in Non-Member Countries

    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.

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  • 12-November-2007

    English

    Aid for Trade at a Glance 2007

    This report provides the first comprehensive global picture of aid for trade and will enable the international community to assess what is being achieved, what is not, and where improvements are needed.

  • 8-November-2007

    English

    34th Meeting of the Participants to the Aircraft Sector Understanding (8 - 9 November 2007)

    The Participants to the Aircraft Sector Understanding (ASU) met in Paris at the OECD for their first substantive discussions following the entry into force of the ASU last July 2007.

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  • 6-November-2007

    English

    112th Meeting of the Working Party on Export Credits and Credit Guarantees (ECG)

    Summary record of the 112th Meeting of the Working Party on Export Credits and Credit Guarantees held on the 6 November 2007.

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  • 21-September-2007

    English

  • 12-June-2007

    English

    Environment and Regional Trade Agreements

    How do regional trade agreements make provisions for environmental issues? This book surveys regional and bilateral arrangements, customs unions and free trade agreements to summarise country experiences in the negotation and application of environmental provisions.

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