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  • 13-November-2014

    English

    Strengthening Global Growth: The G20 Brisbane Summit’s Challenges and Contributions

    The G20 needs to go structural, social, and green! With fiscal and monetary policy room nearly exhausted, structural reforms are the best choices, sometimes the only choice. The OECD battle cry in this regard has been unchanged since 2008: “go structural!”.

  • 3-November-2014

    English

    Regional Perspectives on Aid for Trade

    Deepening economic integration via regional co-operation has emerged as a key priority in the reform strategies of most developing economies over the past decade. This is evidenced by the explosive growth in bilateral and regional trading agreements in which they now participate. Regional aid for trade can help developing countries spur regional economic integration, enhance competitiveness, and plug into regional production networks.

    Based on a rich set of experiences regarding regional aid for trade projects and programmes, the study finds that regional aid for trade offers great potential as a catalyst for growth, development and poverty reduction. The study recommends greater emphasis on regional aid for trade as a means of improving regional economic integration and development prospects. While regional aid for trade faces many practical implementation challenges, experience has shown that associated problems are not insurmountable but do require thorough planning, careful project formulation, and prioritization on the part of policy makers.

  • 27-October-2014

    English

    Export restrictions on raw materials

    Businesses and policy makers are concerned by recent trends in export restrictions on strategic raw materials like rare earths, metals and food commodities. Through data and analysis, OECD is working to bring more transparency and discipline to the use of these restrictions.

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  • 1-October-2014

    English

    OECD participating in the WTO Public Forum 2014

    The OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate will have an informational booth at this year's WTO Forum trade & people fair and will also host a panel discussion on trade and jobs.

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  • 10-September-2014

    English

    International trade statistics: trends in second quarter 2014

    Merchandise trade broadly stable in the second quarter of 2014, with diverging patterns across major economies

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  • 8-August-2014

    English, PDF, 414kb

    OECD-tad-protection-of-trade-secrets-web-annotation

    The protection of trade secrets web annotation explains the need and reasons for the creation of the OECD's Trade Secrets Protection Index available through the iLibrary.

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  • 22-July-2014

    English

    Coordinated Assistance for Implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

    ITC, OECD, UNCTAD, UNECE on behalf of the UN Regional Commissions of ECE, ECLAC, ESCAP and ESCWA, WBG and WCO reaffirm their support in a comprehensive and coordinated manner to such economies in implementing the TFA - in close collaboration with the WTO and the donor community.

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  • 19-July-2014

    English

    G20 Trade Ministerial Meeting

    Trade policies need to be embodied in effective structural policies to turn potential opportunities into real gains. This is why the OECD so strongly supports the Australian G20 Presidency efforts to better reflect trade and investment as essential elements of a strong, balanced and sustainable framework for growth, jobs, and development, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

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  • 17-July-2014

    English

    Global value chains offer opportunities for growth, jobs and development, but more must be done so all countries and firms can participate equally, according to a new OECD-WTO-World Bank Group report

    Global Value Chains (GVCs) are a dominant feature of the world economy that impact growth, jobs and development, but numerous challenges remain to ensure that all countries and all firms have the opportunity to participate and benefit.

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  • 17-July-2014

    English

    Presentation of the OECD/WTO/WB publication “Global Value Chains: Challenges, Opportunities and Implications for Policy”, with Mr. Andrew Robb, Minister for Trade, Australia

    A good produced in the European Union and exported to the United States may include raw materials from China, Australia, and Malaysia, and it may use services from Japan, Canada, and India. Goods and services are no longer produced in one country and sold to consumers in a second country; production is fragmented around the world and components are traded across borders multiple times.

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