Working Papers


  • 1-February-2011

    English

    OECD Trade Policy Working Papers

    Consult our series of studies, free to access and download, on issues including trade liberalisation, trade restrictions, trade in services and the Aid for Trade initiative with developing countries.

  • 9-December-2010

    English

    Multilateralising Regionalism: How Preferential are Services Commitments in Regional Trade Agreements?

    This report examines services schedules of commitments in 56 regional trade agreements (RTAs) where an OECD country is a party.

  • 10-November-2010

    English

    Potential Market Effects of Selected Policy Options in Emerging Economies to Address Future Commodity Price Surges

    In the event of a surge in the world price of wheat or rice, policies such as additional border measures, consumer subsidies or a release of public stocks would have high costs for taxpayers and negative consequences for international markets, finds this study of ten emerging economies.

  • 1-October-2010

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    Policy Responses in Emerging Economies to International Agricultural Commodity Price Surges

    Commodity prices surged in 2006-08 in Argentina, Brazil, China, Chile, India, Indonesia, Russia, South Africa, Ukraine and Vietnam. Government policy responses to these price surges were not always successful in minimising the impact on consumers and producers, this report finds.

  • 29-September-2010

    English

    Trade and Innovation: Report on the Chemicals Sector

    The chemicals sector has a long history of innovation and is a large trading item. This paper analyses and compares different trade and innovation linkages in basic industrial chemicals, specialty and fine chemicals and consumer chemicals.

  • 16-September-2010

    English

    China’s Intellectual Property Environment: A Firm-Level Perspective

    Momentum for intellectual property (IP) reform in China is related to economic potential there, involving privatization policies, trade and FDI policies, and the government's role in innovation strategy. This study looks at IP issues facing firms operating in China.

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  • 14-September-2010

    English

    Policy Complements to the Strengthening of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) in Developing Countries

    Reforms in policy on intellectual property rights (IPRs) such as copyrights, trademarks and patent protection deliver positive economic results for developing countries, according to this OECD study.

  • 10-August-2010

    English

    Private Financial Sector Investment in Farmland and Agricultural Infrastructure

    Private financial sector investment in agriculture has increased, mainly because of current prospects for income generation, capital appreciation, and uncorrelated returns with equity markets and as a hedge against inflation. This paper surveys this investment activity and its impacts.

  • 6-August-2010

    English

    The Use of International Standards in Technical Regulation

    To what extent do governments use international standards in their technical regulations? This paper looks at the electrical household appliance, natural gas equipment and telephony sectors in Canada, Japan, Korea, Mexico, United States and the European Union.

  • 19-July-2010

    English

    Recent Trends in Export Restrictions

    Export restrictions on raw materials, including commodities like metals and minerals, are not always effective in meeting policy objectives and should be subject to greater transparency, says this OECD study of recent trends in these measures.

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