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How will emerging economies influence global trade and investment? Journalist Narayan Lakshman (The Hindu, India) moderates this OECD Forum 2011 session featuring EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht, UK trade minister Lord Green, and others.
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Globalisation, technology and international development are transforming world trade. The OECD Trade Committee will support trade policy makers in sharing the benefits of open trade through analysis, policy advice and close engagement with emerging economies.
Summaries of Meetings of the Working Party on Export Credits and Credit Guarantees.
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Recommendations on Common Approaches on Environment and Officially Supported Export Credits
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