Working Papers


  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 9-July-2010

    English

    Increasing the Impact of Trade Expansion on Growth: Lessons from Trade Reforms for the Design of Aid for Trade

    Aid for Trade has the potential to boost economic growth in developing countries. However, while most trade reforms have been successful, some proved unsustainable and others had little impact on growth. This paper shows the reasons why and the lessons learned.

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  • 1-July-2010

    English

    Case Studies of Costs and Benefits of Non-Tariff Measures: Cheese, Shrimp and Flowers

    Cost-benefit analysis can help identify least-cost solutions of non-tariff measures (NTMs) designed to ensure that imported products meet domestic requirements, says this report featuring three case studies from the agri-food sector.

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  • 1-July-2010

    English

    Demand Growth in Developing Countries

    A report on how growth in demand for agricultural products has evolved in developing and emerging economies, notably Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia and China (the so-called BRIIC countries).

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  • 28-June-2010

    English

    Multilateralising Regionalism: The Case of E-Commerce

    This study analyses the extent to which e-commerce provisions in existing regional trade agreements (RTAs) can be multilateralised, and proposes two broad approaches for doing so.

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