OECD to present new work on trade in Brussels on 18 June 2013


11/06/2013 - New OECD trade data, first released in January 2013 and updated in late-May, traces the value added by each industry and each country as goods and services cross borders. The analysis offers a more complete picture of commercial relations between nations and a clearer interpretation of the changing face of global trade than more conventional indicators. Further information is available here.


On Tuesday 18 June, Ken Ash, OECD Director for Trade and Agriculture, will present the main messages from this work, focusing on:


  • The magnified costs of protectionism
  • The gains to be made from trade facilitation
  • The key role of services in global trade
  • The importance of complementary policies such as education and social protection


The following events will be open to the press:


10.30 - 11.30 – Address to European Parliament Committee on International Trade. Open to all media with accreditation to the European Parliament.


13.30 - 15.30 – European Policy Centre seminar: “Trade in value-added: the true value of global trade and interdependence” chaired by Fabian Zuleeg, EPC Chief Economist, with presentation by Ken Ash and commentary from Peter Balas, Deputy Director General for Trade at the European Commission. Please confirm your participation with the EPC directly


Where: EPC Conference room, Residence Palace, 4th floor, Rue de la Loi 155, 1040 Brussels



For all media enquiries, including requests for interviews, contact Lawrence Speer in the OECD Media Office (+33 1 45 24 79 70) or the OECD Media Office (+33 1 45 24 97 00).


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