Trade and development



Despite remarkable reductions in tariffs following eight consecutive rounds of negotiations under the auspices of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), market access continues to represent one of the most important trading issues between OECD and non-OECD countries. The OECD Trade Committee publishes occasional studies and other resources on tariffs, promoting a better understanding of the structure of tariff barriers and their impacts on trade and the economy. Read more ...


See also: Tariff preferences



South-South trade in goods

The empirical analysis presented in this paper indicates that trade between developing countries (South-South trade) offers a wide scope for specialisation and efficiency gains.


South-South services trade

This paper contributes to the debate on the development potential of South-South trade in services. It represents the first attempt to identify key features governing the South-South dimension of services.

Policy Brief: South-south trade: Vital for development

The most effective way to make trade work for development and poverty reduction is for countries to agree on much improved market access under the Doha round of talks at the World Trade Organization (WTO).
The Australian preferential tariff regime

The purpose of this paper is to consider the preferential trade arrangements available to developing countries exporting into the Australian market. The paper opens with an overview of these arrangements, followed by a detailed statistical review.




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