International Trade: Free, Fair and Open?



View Inside

ISBN: 9789264060241
Published: June 2009
193 pages
€15 / $19 / £10 / ¥2 000

Table of Contents | How to order | Multilingual Summaries | Further reading

International trade affects the price and availability of practically everything we buy. It also plays a role in many other domains, including jobs, the environment and the fight against poverty. Trade, in turn, is affected by a host of factors ranging from natural resources to fashion.

OECD Insights: International Trade argues that prosperity has rarely, if ever, been achieved or sustained without trade. Trade alone, however, is not enough. Policies targeting employment, education, health and other issues are needed to promote well-being and tackle the challenges of a globalised economy.


Table of contents

Foreword by Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Growing Grapes in Scotland
Chapter 3. The State of World Trade
Chapter 4. Protectionism? Tariffs and Other Barriers to Trade
Chapter 5. Trade Rounds and the World Trade Organization
Chapter 6. Trade and Employment
Chapter 7. Trade and Environment
Chapter 8. Trade and Development
Chapter 9. Trade and Growth
Chapter 10. Trade and Innovation
Chapter 11. What’s in it for me?


How to order

Thank you for your interest in International Trade! Getting hold of your own copy of this innovative book from the OECD is the easiest thing to do.


Multilingual Summaries


Further reading

  • World trade set to fall 13 percent, OECD urges governments to avoid protectionism 
  • OECD work on trade
  • Trade policy response to the crisis
  • Globalisation in Emerging EconomiesTrade policy response to the crisis
  • Trade flows collapse in Q4 2008 but signs of falls easing in early 2009


Permanent URL:


Related Documents