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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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Foreign direct investment (FDI) represents an increasingly important dimension of international economic integration with global FDI flows growing faster than output over the past two decades.
As guidance to countries wishing to include environmental provisions in regional trade agreements (RTAs), this document provides a checklist on environmental issues for negotiators of RTAs.
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.
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.
OECD Trade Policy Working Paper No. 51. This paper presents improved approaches to measurement of services barriers by using alternative weighting methods and improved econometric specifications.
Substantial gains for China and a rather limited impact on OECD economies would result from China’s implementation of WTO commitments or completed liberalisation in the area of tariffs and services, according to this paper.